A 63-year-old female asked:
severe sharp pain in left groin.can't climb steps. rheumatolgist ordered prp for gluteus minimus . acupuctutist working on femoral nerve. who is right?
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Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Can't tell: You need a diagnosis. Rheumatologist might be right (but what is prp?). If there is question about diagnosis, you may need any or all of the following:
1. Hip x-ray
2. Pelvic MRI (musculoskeletal)
4. Blood tests for connective tissue diseases. Acupuncturists, quite often quite capable of relieving pain, are not noted to be diagnosticians. Even if treatment relieves pain, it doesn't diagnose.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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