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Chronic Hip Pain

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  • Posted By: ChronicPhenomenon
  • August 4, 2011
  • 11:22 PM

For 7 years now I have had progressively worsening chronic hip pain. I"ve been to the doctors more than I can remember. I've had x-rays, MRI's, CT scans, cortisol injections, PT, acupuncture, heat therapy, massage therapy, etc. Seems that with all of this I only get a short reprieve at best. The scans show nothing, but the pain is so real. The doctors keep telling me that there is only minor changes in my bad leg. Like its only 3/4 of an inch shorted than the other one. Or its only slightly misaligned and it doesn't account for all of my pain. But it hurts like crazy. Some days I can't walk. I mean it hurts to sit, how on earth can I avoid sitting, especially when it hurts to stand for too long. I feel like every movement I make causes pain.

I did some research and it seems that Labral Tears is the only thing that matches my symptoms exactly, but the doctor doesnt' seem to think thats what it is and I am fighting to get the one test that will prove whether it is or isn't. Anyone have any information?

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  • I went to the pain clinic today. My latest MRI shows significant spinal lesion in my lumbar area. And they are not treating me. Surgery would pose to much of a risk and they don't think i've reached the level of candidacy for narcotics. So they referred me back to my primary care dr. and my orthopedic doctor. I need help. I'm tired of this pain. Its been 7 years and i'm losing functioning.
    ChronicPhenomenon 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi.1) what kind of "spinal lesion"? Do you mean herniated/bulged disc, disc protrusion or something like that? what's official diagnosis given by radiologist?2) do you feel the pain constantly or only when you sit, stand or move?3) what is the kind of pain and its location on the leg? could you describe more detailed? how do you think - is it joint pain or muscle pain, or maybe similar to sciatica pain? what's the projection of the pain center (or the pain occupies a whole hip area)?
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi.1) what kind of "spinal lesion"? Do you mean herniated/bulged disc, disc protrusion or something like that? what's official diagnosis given by radiologist?2) do you feel the pain constantly or only when you sit, stand or move?3) what is the kind of pain and its location on the leg? could you describe more detailed? how do you think - is it joint pain or muscle pain, or maybe similar to sciatica pain? what's the projection of the pain center (or the pain occupies a whole hip area)?Bulging at t3-t4 and t4-t5. epidural lipomatosis causing mild narrowing at l4-l5 and severe narrowing at l5-s1my right hip, deep. Hurts to sit for any length of time, stand for long periods of time, laying down, lifting anything, getting up from sitting. It pops, clicks, locks.It is constant, though intensity levels fluctuate. I have episodes of numbness in my leg, buttox and labia. Often times when i'm walking I loose all sensation in my legs and it feels like im gliding in the air. i have muscle weakness andn decreased range of motion in my right leg. It is a very sharp stabbing shooting pain. the back pain takes a back seat to the hip pain but its there, just more achy, and dull.
    ChronicPhenomenon 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • "epidural lipomatosis" = it is believed that (usually) such condition is connected with steroid treatment (about 70%-75% of cases). But it also could indicate some pathologic process in your body. Fat tissue abnormality in your spinal structures is valuable and important information. How old are you? Is your age above 40? (or below?)I think I know what causes your pain and, possibly, how to treat it, but I can say definitely only after my diagnostics and preliminary analysis.I'm afraid if you will continue to rely on your doctors, then you will keep your suffering. I suppose the best option for you is to start healing process by yourself. I can help you if you really need my help.
    alltimatehelp 128 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. From your eariler posts it sounds like the initial treatments all focused on your hip. Is that correct? When reading your symptoms I immediately thought your L5-S1 segment was a potential cause as this segment frequently radiates to the hip. I would highly suggest at a minimum using ice on your back, 10 minutes at a time a few times a day. Avoid heat. Avoid positions that cause pain......if it hurts to sit than the disc may be the biggest issue. Revisit the MD and see if you can have PT again. Now with a more clear diagnosis a more appropriate plan can be given. Check out this web page, it will have specifics for treatment including appropriate stretches: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/bulging-disc.html Good luck. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • August 15, 2011
    • 05:01 AM
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  • Ïðèâåò ïàðíè. Î÷åíü õî÷åòñÿ ïîäèñêóòèðîâàòü íà òåìó ñîôòà. Êòî êàêèå çíàåò ñàéòû ñ áåñïëàòíûì ñîôòîì: ïðîãðàììàìè, âàðåçíèêîì?
    kneexulfike 62 Replies
    • August 21, 2011
    • 10:11 AM
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  • Hi, When reading your symptoms I immediately thought your L5-S1 segment was a potential cause as this segment frequently radiates to the hip. My physical therapist changed up a bit. I actually feel less pain when i separate my discs. Or open my hips wide. I have not tried the ice pack, but i will now. Cat cow is my favorite exercise, that and supporting myself on some beams letting my legs dangle. I'll let you know how the ice pack works out.
    ChronicPhenomenon 3 Replies
    • September 11, 2011
    • 02:56 AM
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