Had similar problems and eventually physical therapy, though helping my back alot, made the hip worse. It ended up being pinched nerves at the nerve root. I had two injections in the nerve root and other than the fact that the pain meds didn't go through the iv right, the actual injections lasted 4 months. I still do not have the constant pain back that I had before, but am returning in Dec for the same two injections. I felt like a new person. And even though they say all the solumedrol goes in the nerve, I got a good steroid treatment out of the deal, helped the AI as well for about a month.
It might be something to consider if you have a place you trust, make SURE they knock you all the way out when they do it!
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids