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Hi everyone,

The pain I am experiencing is located in the right side of my lower back and into part of my right hip. If I have been sitting for a while, the pain radiates down part of the lateral side or back of my thigh. The pain tends to be constant and seems to feel like nerve pain.

I haven't had any recent x-rays done on this area. I've seen an orthopedic doc, but he brushed off my symptoms since I could bend at the waist with no pain. He never examined the problem area! He told me to deal with it. I recently met with my family doc, and he failed to offer any info when I told him about the pain. I'm very frustrated with my doctors, that they didn't even bother to examine me, and every day I have pain that makes sitting very uncomfortable.

I'm not sure if the pain I am experiencing all stems from an injury to my foot a few years ago that caused me to compensate on the opposite side of my body for the foot pain. Plus, perhaps all the sitting I've had to endure due to my foot pain hasn't helped my lower back/hip much. And to top it all off, I was in an auto accident in the summer in which my left thigh banged into the driver's door. But I can't say for sure how this pain actually started and what is causing it.

Should I have any tests done? What could be wrong with my lower back/hip? What can I do to reduce the pain? My doctors have not offered any help or advice.

Like I wrote, sitting makes my pain worse, but I can't stand on my feet much because of my awful foot pain. Warm compresses haven't been helping. Ibuprofin doesn't cut the pain. Acetaminophen doesn't help either. I've been on Lyrica for nerve pain in my foot, but that has not helped reduce any nerve pain in my foot or lower back. Now my insurance will no longer pay for Lyrica anyway.

Thank you very much for any advice.
Does your insurance cover chiropractic. I think they would at least take your issue more seriously. In the insurance world today you need to go through therapies first without success before they will o.k. an mri. However, the chiro will xray you back, etc. I definitely think the pain in low back and hip is related to foot. My feet starting turning blue, lost some balance, and started compensating also and within a couple of months my low back and right s/i joint in hip were in extreme pain. I've had other back/shoulder issues before, but never low back. I'm not saying a chiro can perform miracles because I am still going 1 1/2 years later. But it may be a starting point to diagnosis, therapy, and referral to a pain clinic if necessary. If you can find one that practices with an MD and other specialists (plus a massage therapist)they are usually well rounded in their approach. Lord Bless!
[QUOTE=sealover;2899144]Hi everyone,

The pain I am experiencing is located in the right side of my lower back and into part of my right hip. If I have been sitting for a while, the pain radiates down part of the lateral side or back of my thigh. The pain tends to be constant and seems to feel like nerve pain.

I haven't had any recent x-rays done on this area. I've seen an orthopedic doc, but he brushed off my symptoms since I could bend at the waist with no pain. He never examined the problem area! He told me to deal with it. I recently met with my family doc, and he failed to offer any info when I told him about the pain. I'm very frustrated with my doctors, that they didn't even bother to examine me, and every day I have pain that makes sitting very uncomfortable.

I'm not sure if the pain I am experiencing all stems from an injury to my foot a few years ago that caused me to compensate on the opposite side of my body for the foot pain. Plus, perhaps all the sitting I've had to endure due to my foot pain hasn't helped my lower back/hip much. And to top it all off, I was in an auto accident in the summer in which my left thigh banged into the driver's door. But I can't say for sure how this pain actually started and what is causing it.

Should I have any tests done? What could be wrong with my lower back/hip? What can I do to reduce the pain? My doctors have not offered any help or advice.

Like I wrote, sitting makes my pain worse, but I can't stand on my feet much because of my awful foot pain. Warm compresses haven't been helping. Ibuprofin doesn't cut the pain. Acetaminophen doesn't help either. I've been on Lyrica for nerve pain in my foot, but that has not helped reduce any nerve pain in my foot or lower back. Now my insurance will no longer pay for Lyrica anyway.

Thank you very much for any advice.