|10-30-2006, 08:59 PM||#1|
Hip pain question for nurse
I have a question for the SCI nurse. I'm a C-5 quadriplegic with some feeling (what I mean by feeling is pain) in my left hip when it's not lined up with the other hip. After getting a small sore and having to spend some time on my side, the pain has gotten significantly worse even when my hips are perfectly lined up. I went to the doctor and had x-rays and a CT scan but they couldn't find anything wrong besides the standard bone degeneration that happens in quadriplegics. My central pain has also increased at least two levels on the pain scale. What other causes could there be to make that hip hurts so bad?
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|10-30-2006, 10:34 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2001
Is this physician an orthopedist or physiatrist? Did they do more than just flims with you laying on your back? It is not uncommon for people with SCI to have a hip that dislocates in certain positions, which can definately cause pain. Significant joint deterioration such as a Charcot joint is not normal with a SCI, but can occur. If they saw anything more than just osteoporosis or osteopenia, I would recommend that you see an orthopedist for a more extensive evaluation.
If any hip abnormalities are ruled out, it may be new neuropathic pain.
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