i am now 30 year old male, my first bout with pain was from a high school football injury, getting hit from the rear/side hip/back area, leaving me with a very painful hip area. Back then an ortho said it was spondylesthis, recent x-rays do not show this as a current condition, after PT i still had pain, but it was manageable. in 2003 I made a wrong move when shovelling snow, causing pain from my lower back to increasing the pain in my hip. PT at the time, but I was never really right, I had seen many many doctors who seemed unwilling to do any further tests, I had given up and felt I could just live with. With this I turned to a very sedintary lifestyle, got married and we're trying to have children. I can't imagine running and playing with children with ths pain and am being a bit more forceful with doctors this time around. Xray no longer shows spondyolosthis, but does show min DJDD in L4-L5- dextro scoliosis(i assume this is congenital from compensating for pain, never was diagnosed in high school) more pt, it helped but there was still moderate pain mostly in my hip. MRI shows disc bulging from L2 to L5 with L4-L5 being somewhat severe, with foraminal stenosis on the right side. Once again doctor says there's nothing can be done from this point. So i'm going to see chiro now. My question, will nerve pain cause the symtopms I, have very little back pain, moderate to severe pain on the outside of the hip area, min pain in buttocks, side of calf and ankle, slight tingling in foot, no pain at all in the back of leg. would nerve pain be moreso shooting pain, or these dull to severe aches? The chiro believes it could be muscles in my hip. oh and i almost forgot, hip MRI shows my hip bones and tendons to be in perfect condition. i always believed if we could find out what's causing the hip pain, and fix, everything else will work itself out.