Re: hip pain,hurts to stand up or sit down.
move over seems like I'm in your boat also.
I have osteoprosis diagnosed 5years ago, one day not long ago, I left my daughter to her car, turned to come back in and fell completely limp over the bonnet of my own car, a neighbour who lived opposite and saw me flop came over and held me up to get me inside the house, I was in excrucating pain spasms for 4 full days, bedridden, and remainded in bed on my back for a futher 4 days before I could get out of it.
A few weeks ago I took this awful pain in the ball of my left calf, I have a plate in the left hip as I fell and broke it due to the osteprosis, so I went after a few days to the A&E at the local hospital, they did a blood test said it wasnt DVT but assumed it was inflammation in the veins, gave me Ibprofen sent me home, after nearly 2 weeks it started to ease up, but on visiting the bathroom I turned to come down stairs and felt something 'go' in my lower spine, well I couldnt walk, sit or stand, so I got myself down to my GP, in my car, she wrote me letter to have an xray done, told me on no account was I to drive so I had to order a taxi and leave my car there, went to a different hospital the doctor took one look and said you have acute siatica and theres no cure, xrayed my plate in hip just to make sure it was still okay, which praise God it was, gave me pain meds and a letter for my GP that if they dont help to try me on morphine pain patches.
I am still in bed, thats happened last Thurs this is now nearly Wed nearly another week in bed again.
Pain meds not really doing a great job so am going to ask for the patches.
I take Actonel weekly for the Osteprosis.
GP has referred me for physio treatment and podietry for a heel raiser.
Any of you tried the morphine pain patches, are they any good for pain control?
I really do sypathize with you all with back pain, as there doesnt seem to much in the medical field for our relief...long term.
I am happy I have the Lord's help daily though.