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Insane Pain in hip down to my foot, please help, need advice!??

I have had hip problems since I was 16. I am now 20 and it's at its worst. Today, I went to the chiropractor because I could barely walk. Afterwards, i'm still in severe pain and the chiropractor was really concerned and said he was going to call and check on me in the morning. I'm just really scared and nervous about this.

Here's some problems:
I can't put any pressure on my right leg without almost falling over or stopping.
I can't sit and drive. My sister had to drive me earlier because I can't even maintain a sitting position because of the pain.
The pain runs from the hip, down my buttocks to my foot. It even hurts to sneeze.
From some research I have done, I think it's possibly a laberal tear. Does anyone think it may be a laberal tear in the hip?

Also, how can I get some pain management for this? I tried weed, I tried ibroprofen, I can't take this much longer. If I ever mention painkillers, i get looked at like a drug addict. I just could really use something to help where I can at least move around in bed so i'm not stuck in one position. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



  • Is there any way getting looked at by professional care that I will be covered $ wise while in college? Honestly, I can't take this much longer. I don't want to live this life if this is what I am going to go through everyday. This pain is literally driving me insane. I know some people like my parents think a 20 years old hips can't be this bad. Well, it's bad. It depresses me like nothing else, being this young with trouble like this. I don't know if I can go anymore than a week like this anymore. It's not worth pain everyday like this in my life..
  • Have you seen a surgeon or a family dr about your problem?I f your in this much pain you should get some exrays and be checked out to find out whats causing your pain. good luck kathy
    Kathy B
  • KattySKKattyS Posts: 3
    edited 07/16/2013 - 10:21 PM
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  • Sadly, its been awhile since my college days... but both colleges I attended in undergrad as well as grad school all had clinics that were excessively cheap or free to see a doctor. Ask around for that. In general they will send you out in the community to see a specialist if they can't solve the issue. Good luck
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Lili_InuLLili_Inu Posts: 633
    edited 07/17/2013 - 10:27 AM
    At the age of 44, I just now know that my leg length discrepancy has been the cause of many of the pain in my body. Make sure you rule this out before you go and suspect your spine. You need to find a good orthopedic or chiropractor who can tell you if you have an anatomical or functional leg length discrepancy. Good luck!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
  • without knowing the cause of the pain is not something that in our current environment is happening. If you are having hip pain, then you need to see an orthopedic hip surgeon, and you need testing to confirm that the problem is indeed stemming from your hips. MRI's and CT scans will provide the answers for that . If you are under the age of 25, you should still be covered under your parents insurance , especially since you are still in college. If not, check with the local hospital to get the contact information for a reduced cost clinic to be evaluated. A GP is not going to provide on going pain treatment for this type of problem.
    If it is indeed a tear, then you most likely will need surgery to repair it.
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