It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Back Problems Message Board

pinched nerve in right hip

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Naples, Texas, U.S.A.
Posts: 3
ladyrich2 HB User
Post pinched nerve in right hip

Hi everyone, I am new to this group so let me know if I do something wrong. I am not used to message boards, but I am desperate! About 1/1/2 yrs ago, I was thrown from a horse. I broke my tail bone and 6 ribs on my right side. My bones healed but I slowly have been getting worse. Doctors say I have a pinched nerve in my right hip. I have had a MRI, ex-rays, lumbar injections, physical therapy, and the latest is acqupuncture. I am 61 years old and my life as I know it is pretty much non existant. The pain, at times puts me on my knees. If I get up out of a chair the wrong way or turn over in bed wrong the pain shoots down my leg, in front, and to my foot. My husband live on 20 acres. We have horses and dogs and love our country life. This passed summer, I was not able to keep up with my daily activities around the farm. My husband is real good about it and we pray everyday for an answer. He cannot continue to work all day and then come home and do all the other chores. If things don't change I will have to sell my horses (they are my life) and we will have to scale down. Well, I guess I have rambeled on long enough. I am a Christian, but some days I just don't want to do this anymore.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,072
Baybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB UserBaybreeze HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

Hi, i am sorry you're dealing with all that pain & not being able to enjoy the things you used to. All of us on this board know all too well about that, so you are definitely not alone!

You said your doctor said you have a pinched nerve in your hip. Do you know if it's actually in your hip or it is in your spine & the pain's referring to your hip? What did the doctor say is causing the pinched nerve? And what sort of doctors have you seen? Have you seen a neurological or orthopedic spine specialist? Or just a GP, etc.?

Old 12-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Naples, Texas, U.S.A.
Posts: 3
ladyrich2 HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

Hi, thanks for your response. I saw a ortho. surgeon. He said I was not a surgery candiate and refured me to Pain Management. That is the doctor that has given me 3 injections. I acctually don't know if my pain is in my back, I do have 2 bulging disks. I just know that the pain in my hip is awful.

Old 12-17-2007, 05:33 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Moldova's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,717
Moldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

I am so sorry you are in so much pain, this is a terrible accident...
Pinched nerve not always shown on any tests, unfortunatelly.
I posted earlier about my BIL who had a lot of pain in a back and his groin area for 2 years and nobody could diagnosed him. He had accupancture (25 sessions) and now he feels so much better.
His DR said that if pain comes back they will have to open him up to check if any nerves compressed even though no tests show this is the problem.

Take it easy though, I learned that with this kind of problem more you push more pain your create.
Best wishes to you and family.

Old 12-17-2007, 10:21 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 836
mznell HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

I would suggest that you get more information about your diagnosis so that you better understand what is causing the pain. If you aren't able to get relief from the treatment you are receiving, I would suggest you get a second opinion from a specialist in a different practice from your current doc.

It would be helpful to have a diagnosis so that you would have a better idea of how to locate a specialist that might be able to help you further.

I hope accupuncture will help your pain.

Old 12-18-2007, 01:35 AM   #6
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: hi
Posts: 9
DRW2002 HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

i had the same problem. You got a pinched nerve for sure. I did physical therapy for a while and all it did was delay the inevitable. Go see a doctor. Surgery is easy and quick. I was back to normal within 4-5 months. When you tear your ACL, 4-5 months sound pretty damn good. My back hurts still somedays, but you sound worse then i did. For a while i was popping about 5-6 aleve at a time my body got that dependant on it. See a doctor and be like i was. When you have surgery instead of seeing it as negative, think of it as "no more pain!!" ..... it works

Old 12-18-2007, 10:11 PM   #7
Senior Veteran
SpineAZ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,096
SpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

Often what we percieve as a pinched nerve in the hip is really caused by disc herniations or other spinal problems. Years ago I thought I had a hip problem due to hip pain that sometimes radiated down my leg. That's when I learned about the sciatic nerve that starts at the spine and goes all the way down the leg. So the hip pain could indeed really be a spinal problem.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08

Old 12-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #8
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Naples, Texas, U.S.A.
Posts: 3
ladyrich2 HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

Thank you for your advice. My doctors have said I am not a surgery candiate. I am going to find out why. I am seeing a new ortho. next month. Did your legs become weak? I feel like they way 50 lbs. a piece. What did they do exactally doing your surgery?
I do have pain down my leg, but it is not in the back. It is in the front around my shin mostly.

Old 12-19-2007, 02:47 PM   #9
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1
Tensia031944 HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

Sorry you are having such pain and discomfort. I am 63 years old and almost 4 months ago I had decompression and fusion at L5/S1 disks. I don't want to sound as if I am discourraging you, but I am in more pain now than I was before. I also had a lot of pain in my back and right leg and still do except it is worse. I have been taking pain meds (hydrocodone) since my surgery and cannot stop because of the pain and am very worried about addiction.
What I want to say to you is be carefull and make the right decision for you, I wish I could go back to before the surgery, i would not have had it!!

Old 12-20-2007, 02:09 PM   #10
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: England
Posts: 78
jeffengland81 HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

Sorry to hear of your troubles, but don't despair too much.

Need to ascertain whether the disc herniation is the cause of your pain, or something else.

My gut feeling is it could be a misalignment issue considering that the injury is a result of trauma. It could be simply that your pelvis is misaligned which is putting undue pressure on your spine. Often these complaints have a very simple cause.

Bulging discs can be painful, but remember at your age, most people would actually show some degree of disc bulge along the length of their spine. Bulging discs aren't necessarily painful.

Try and see a really good physio who knows what they are talking about. The sports ones are the best. I really think manipulation could be your answer, as well some lumbar stabilisation exercises/swimming. It's worth a shot anyway!

Old 12-20-2007, 08:11 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 192
Rolex HB User
Re: pinched nerve in right hip

I would suggest seeing a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine, not an ortho.
Hope you are better soon.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Need Info: Major right Leg Pain - Cause pinched Nerve L5-S1 TAZMZN Back Problems 13 03-23-2011 06:17 AM
Diagnosis of Pinched Nerve in Cervical Spine without MRI or xrays Marysue57 Spinal Cord Disorders 10 03-16-2010 06:04 PM
Pinched nerve c6, my story bcapital Spinal Cord Disorders 3 06-06-2007 08:32 AM
pinched nerve from 1989 injury lifting weights yosemiteorbust Neuromuscular Diseases 0 07-29-2005 12:44 PM
Can a pinched nerve "unpinch" itself or does it only get worse? mm78 Back Problems 9 06-05-2005 12:36 AM
Help Besides Drugs for Pinched Nerve? Sustasha Back Problems 25 05-26-2005 11:40 AM
How to tell if nerve is pinched? Kari7171 Back Problems 2 03-21-2005 07:54 AM
Please help... Pinched nerve? Ellnyc Pain Management 4 09-24-2004 09:24 PM
Pinched Nerve Madness !!!!!!!!!!! spicychick78 Back Problems 3 12-13-2003 12:55 PM
Pls - need feedback on pinched nerve, neuro problems igy76 Pain Management 2 09-04-2003 12:40 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:02 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!