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Hip/Low back pain

I have had pain in my low back and hip for over a year.  I have been treated for sciatica, piriformis syndrome and SI dysfunction.  An Xray of my hip shows that I have acetabular retroversion, which basically means my hip sockets aren't aligned properly with my joint.  MRI results show that my hip joint is degenerating (early onset of osteoarthritis), I have tendonosis of my iliopsoas muscles, and grade 1 strains of my adductors and quadratus femorus.  The pain is spreading from my buttock to my knee and midway up my back.  I have tingling in my shins as well.  There are days that I can not walk properly.  I recently have had an injection in my SI joint, it did not help.  I have tried many types of strengthening and stretching exercises and nothing relieves the pain except for pain killers.  I am searching for a doctor who has had experience with this or something similiar.  So far, no one has been able to help me and I've been to Physical Therapy, a Chiropractor and a pain specialist.  Has anyone heard of this and if so, what do you suggest I do?  
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How are you feeling? I can understand what you would be going through as no treatment modalities seems to appear.
Have you though of total hip replacement? Did you discuss this with some doctors? What they have to say?
I have read your responses in other threads.
I think this is what I can think of.
I would be interested to know what your decision is and what doctors have to say.
Keep me informed.
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I have had two surgeries to correct my si disfunction.  Unfortunately, they have not helped.  I have had screws placed in both joints and have had the joints fused.  I am i so much pain still.  I think its actually worse than before the surgery.  I am currently working with a pain management doctor to try and cope and make it the best that i can.  The doctor I used was in Atlanta, Ga.  He is able to help most people and they love him.  My case just baffled him.  Let me know if you'd like his name and phone number.
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I have SI Joint hypermobility, which affects my entire pelvic girdle, IT band, illiospoas, and all that.  With your hip issues, I don't know if my suggestion would help much, but I have a wonderful Sports and Spine doctor who suggested Prolotherapy injections, which helped tighten up the SI Joint.  It might be worth looking into.

I just finished a course of Pain Management classes put on by a local pain clinic.  It was helpful.  Meditation and breathing exercises do actually help reduce pain levels, but I totally forgot everything I learned when I herniated a disc in December.  I got my notebook from class out, and it helped a little.
I hope you can find some help and relief.  My doctor is in Tualatin, OR (by Portland), and is also loved by all his patients because he cares and can hope most of them or send them to someone who can.  He isn't giving up on me, though he says I am  a "complex" and "unique" case.
Funny note; they were filming a commercial one day when I was in for a Prolotherapy injection, and asked if they could film my procedure.  I agreed, so my backside (properly draped) has been on local T.V.  
Take care of yourself, and remember that others care, too, and find a doctor that can help you understand your issues better and improve your quality of life.
Best of luck
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Thank you for your insight.    
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