Hi. Sorry to hear about this but have you had x-rays of your pelvis, back and hips?
No. As I'm scared of hospitals so I avoided it. Why do you ask
I saw a specalist he said an xray won't show what he needs to see
Well I asked just to see if you might have sustained a fracture of your hip or pelvis Claire
One other question--have you had any physical therapy for this?
Yes three months and it made it worse didn't help at all.
OK We can continue after this if you'd like Claire
It sounds like you have a disk problem in the lower back--a herniated disk that is compressing a nerve root.
But you may also have a sacroiliac joint problem compressing your sciatic nerver and you may also have hip bursitis.
It will take the MRI to determine exactly what the problem is and you can get back to me with those results, but you may need surgery for the problem
Continue after what? ? The specalist said damage to cartalidge in my hip. Why am in in need of a wheelchair now I can't walk
I just meant we could continue if you needed more information.
Are you not able to walk because of the pain or is it that your hip won't move?
Pain in ground and just below
What I need is do u think a fall can cause this problem considering the pain came on over a 6 months period post accident
The fall could have caused a cartilage injury that has progressed to the point where your hip is a major problem and you may need a hip replacement depending on the results of the MRI.
That said, from the symptoms you've given me I think there is also a problem with a disk in your lumbar spine so it would take both a hip and a lumbar spine MRI to determine everything that's going on here
I agree. The other issue is there are times I'm completely free from back pain and still can't walk due to the groin pain..
Even without much in the way of back pain one can still have a bothersome herniated disk Claire.
Let me know what the MRI shows and please remember to rate my service to you
Thank you I have left excellent feedback. Can I ask finally is there any other way other 5hat a mri to diagnose me as the specalist said if I really can't go through with the scan there are other ways. I'm curious as to what they may be