I have meant to put this on the blogs for sometime now but kept forgetting. Here goes, it has nothing to do with Lungs or breathing but it is a pain you can do without when you have these conditions.
It may not help most people but you never know.
Two years ago I had terrible pain in my hip which went into my left buttock and down my left leg, it was diagnosed as sciatica. I took pain killers which did not help at all. I struggled on and could hardly walk some days until late last year when I decided I was going to have to see a specialist.
One evening I was getting a shower and looked in the mirror and saw I was lopsided, my left shoulder was about 1 ins lower than my right. I thought I had had a stroke. I went on the internet and typed in, 'I am lopsided'.
Lots of searches came back 'mis-aligned pelvis'. It said that as you get older your pelvis can drop at one side and cause you to be lop-sided, it also said that a physio can re-align your pelvis but it would not stay in place for very long.
One of the cures, which they said was permanent, was to measure how much your pelvis had dropped, you stand straight, in front of a mirror, and place your thumb on the top of your pelvic bone and have someone measure the difference between the two sides. My difference was exactly 1 ins They said to buy a shoe lift of 1 ins or whatever the difference, and insert it in the shoe where your pelvis had dropped, I ordered some from Amazon, they are very cheap, and inserted it in my left shoe. Within a week I was cured and have never had a problem since. I put these lifts in all my shoes, slippers and boots.
I know it sounds so simple, but it worked. So if you do have pain in your hips which you think might be sciatica, check your body in the mirror, you never know, this may be your problem.