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Current Condition: Diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease with nerve root compression, End Plate changes, Hip Arthritis
Current Medication: OxyContin
Tests Had: X-Ray, MRI (Lumbar) MRI (Hips and Pelvis), Discogram. CT
Prior Surgery: None Orthopedic. Deviated Septum repair with Turbinate Reduction, Gall Bladder removal,
Current Medical Problem: Aggressive Hip Arthritis with joint space reduction, spurs, osteophytes.
Started using a cane in the mornings. Rest of hip joints about every 100 feet. Hip Pain causing loss of sleep.
I have been in pain management for about 15 years now. I have always taken the "conservative" approach to treatment. Refused lumbar spinal fusion at L4,L5 because I have heard to many horror stories about recurrent problems.
Any direction to a thread on HIP Arthritis would be appreciated.
All the best to everyone.