New here. I came across this forum during my search for some answers! Not sure if this is the proper place, as techinally I am not having spine issues directly, but I figured its a pretty good start anyhow. I am 27, and for as long as I can remember I've had a weird hip. Sometimes when standing up from a sitting position, or getting out of my car, my hip catches and hurts really bad. Feels sort of out of joint I guess. Usually I can shift around and it stops, feels fine. This just happened from time to time, no biggie. Well lately, its been happening several times a day. I try to stand up, it catches (but I dont hear a popping noise) and I cant completely stand up. I end up bending over and trying to shift my weight around to ease it. Sometimes I cant fix it right away, and have to limp around until it resolves. As a result, I am developing a very sore lower back from compensating I think. I did go to my doctor today, and she did xrays of my hip. She said everything looked great, saw a little bit of athritis (which she said shouldnt be affecting me for another 20 years), and that was all she had to offer. She gave me a prescription for some steriods and sent me on my way. No explanation for why I get the 'catching' feeling, and why it is happening so often lately. I don't have any pain when it's palpated, so I really dont know how to procede. I am thinking about making an appointment with a chiropractor to see if he can help, because its getting to be an issue, and my back is starting to suffer because of the way I walk due to my hip I think. Has anyone experienced this before, or heard of it? The closest thing I can find online is called 'snapping hip syndrome' but they all describe an audible snap, which I dont have. Thanks in advance! :??