Welcome to HW....
I have to say I am perplexed about
your first line in the post about
speaking to someone on the phone?
We are a board of other pain patients...There are no Drs. or anyone in the medical field to offer medical advice..
So our suggestions are for what to discuss with your Dr.
Your follow up post mentions that the pain is not bad enough to need any shots or even aspirin? Did I read that part right? Although what we are meaning about
"shots" are injections of cortisone and such that you do say in your original post that you have tried.
So is it more of an alignment issue without much pain? If so...that is extremely lucky right now...
Though you say you have seen 15 Drs, including 5 Orthopedics and even a hip specialist? As well as had all the required tests to figure out what is going on..
I am stumped on what other type of specialist for you as a pain management Dr. is not really about
"fixing" an issue but just managing pain.
Yes, they can still send you for PT and such....but it sounds like you are still looking for an answer of what is truly going on and that you name every single thing you have already tried from massage to acupuncture...
We can certainly empathize with you...
My only suggestion is to keep seeking out another hip specialist or Orthopedic Surgeon...You are in a great area at least with numerous Drs and teaching hospitals..
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006