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A 73-year-old female asked:

i had gone to a pain management dr for back and groin pain he had taken mris and xrays and said it is my hip and wants to send me to a surgeon to rep?

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Dr. James Lin
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Probably ok to...: Diagnosing the causes for backache and groin pain heavily relies on analyzing the degree, duration, interval of pains with their detailed sequence of event in relation to its timing in a day and physical activities, plus physical examination. Ct/mri is merely used to correlate with clinical suspicion, and the findings in ct/mri alone should not be the sole deciding factor for surgical intervention
Dr. Eli Loch
Dr. Eli Lochanswered
Anesthesiology 12 years experience
Consider: If its been determined that the cause of your pain is coming from the hip joint, having a discussion with the surgeon regarding surgical options is a reasonable step toward getting you feeling better and more functional.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Listen to your doc: Sounds like answer has been found for your symptoms. See orthopedic surgeon and get this under control. Maybe a hip replacement is in order.

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Last updated Feb 5, 2017

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