Hi Des . . . funny thing is that the spine doc dx it as ruptured disc in my back and treated the hip pain as pinched nerve. The spine doc did do the EMG (nerve tests) and confirmed his dx. I had many spine injections and some up the side of my leg with little relief. Did lots of physical therapy with spine doc too. Rheumy followed suit and gave me back exercises. I have never been convinced that it has anything to do with my back. . . It actually started with me training for backpacking and walking 3-5 miles e/o/d with a light pack on. But in almost three years it has never gone away. I'm going to look up the MP you were talking about and see if it fits. I have a follow-up appt with the not-so-helpful pcp on Tuesday and I plan to discuss re-evaluation of what, exactly, is causing the pain so it can be treated properly *enough is enough* . . . (she says, while she still has nerve and is not intimidated by the hurried doctor)
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Post Edited (AlwaysRosie) : 8/31/2007 8:28:02 AM (GMT-6)