severe pain in hip/lower back when standing straight
The pain started about a year and a half ago with just numbness down the side of thigh all the way to foot. I was still able to move around just with a lot of discomfort.
Well today almost no numbness or tingling in my legs or feet but I am unable to walk without leaning forward. I cannot stand completely straight up without excruciating pain in my buttocks and hip.
I had a x-ray with my Dr but all was normal, he said. I was in a car accident and was not wearing my seat belt. My right leg got jolted inward toward my chest but my knee was not in a locked position. I have been going to physical therapy for months now and no relief at all.
I've tried resting, tried stretching, medication even hasn't given me any real relief. Range of motion that is most difficult or that I'm unable to do would be; laying flat on back lifting my right leg off the ground with leg in extended positio; also lying on my back trying to cross my right knee to my left side.
I was ruled out that it was not piriformis syndrome, but haven't been able to figure out what is cause for the pain other than saying it's sciatica.
Im 30 years old, 185 lbs 5ft 11 inches, was always very active and love to play basketball. Now I can barely walk around without hunching over and always needing to sit down. My back is now starting to hurt but it's in the hip area. I hope my information was enough to try and get an idea of what is the issue.
It's a sad tale that you recount. Would you start by reading this page please. https://www.chiropractic-help.com/Slipped-Disc-Symptoms.html
Read it carefully, digest it and then answer these questions; whilst on no painkillers;
1. Bend slowly forwards, then backwards, and then to the side and tell me exactly what you feel. Do it carefully; this can make it worse.
2. Sitting in a normal kitchen chair, ask someone to lift your left leg parallel to the ground; lower the leg, and repeat with the naughty leg. Exactly what do you feel and where?
3. Standing, hold onto the back of a chair. Raise your right leg slightly off the ground; now raise your left big toe off the ground. Then stand on your toes, lifting your heel off the ground. Repeat with the naughty leg. What do you feel?
4. Ask someone to prick both legs with a needle, comparing sides.
Plain xrays can be very misleading; often there is no sign whatsoever of an underlying slipped disc. An MRI will tell another tale.
Let me know, keeping to this thread, and we'll take this further.
Tell me where precisely you mean when you say "pain in the hip."