I, of course, am new here. I am 60. At about 11 I had a bad fall that I am certain caused a deflated disk between L5/S1. I managed and lived with constant pain there, up until it getting horribly worse last few years causing me to get surgery last year, putting the vertebra in place with cage and screws once they picked broken pieces of disk out. Now things have switched to coccyx (tailbone) pain, 35% less back pain in that low back area and horrible hip pain that I did not have before. It is always worse when I walk. I have a young doctor who I am sure does not understand certain arthritic pain we get as we age so I know asking for any kind of pain meds is out of the question. See, I have a (deceased) Mom who used to abuse RX meds and now, if I just take a little once in a while to relieve my symptoms in a effort to function normally, I have a spouse and (grown) kids who think, "here she is, following in her Mom's footsteps". Heck, even if I did get addicted, I would never sleep. Those Hydrocodone, and Endocet pills work the opposite on me and cause a sleeplessness. Diclofenac causes bladder pain. Tylenol and advil causes me to have stomach pain. I am screwed! Anyway, does anyone out there have any help for this chronic hip pain?
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