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Old 09-26-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I have been having chronic pain in my hip for several months now. It is now bad enough that I am losing sleep because of the pain, and have finally admitted to my husband that I need to see a doctor.

I don't know if I should try a chiropractor, a general practitioner, or a specialist. I consider myself to be a very healthy person and never really need to go to the doctor other than for regular check ups, so I'm not sure what to do.

We just moved to a new area, so I'll have to find a "new" doctor regardless of which type I use. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I know there are doctor's who specialize in chronic pain. For the life of me, I can't think of what they're called.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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Since it's seems to be in your hip, see an orthopedist. He'll be set up to take xrays, etc.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: New England
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I'd go to my primary care physician first... who can assess what he thinks the problem is and refer you to the proper doctor.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Taylor, besides a family physician, I would also try chiropractic. I know you and I live in the same community and I know an excellent one. My family didn't go to chiropractors (thought they were quacks!) but I have found after pursuing the medical route that chiropractic helped me more with my back and neck than anything else. I will dm you his info if you would like to try that. In our area, the doctors which specialize in chronic pain are the anesthesiologists for the most part. There are several clinics in this area that specialize in it.+
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: SC
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An osteopath D.O. for doctor of Osteopathy has the training of an M.D PLUS extra training in musculoskeletal framework/issues I would go to one of these or call the office of a good chiropractor and ask if they have patients with similar complaints that they've been able to help. Both the Ostopath and the Chiropractor can take xrays.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Depends on your insurance. But usually you would find a reliable family doctor, who can hopefully do basic imaging studies, then get you probably to an orthopedist. Chronic pain docs can be neurologist, neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist or physiatrist usually. I would wait until you have an exact diagnosis before trying chiropractic medicine. If you have a fracture of some kind or degeneration of bone, you don't want someone doing any thrusting maneuvers on you.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Depends on your insurance. But usually you would find a reliable family doctor, who can hopefully do basic imaging studies, then get you probably to an orthopedist. Chronic pain docs can be neurologist, neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist or physiatrist usually. I would wait until you have an exact diagnosis before trying chiropractic medicine. If you have a fracture of some kind or degeneration of bone, you don't want someone doing any thrusting maneuvers on you.
I agree with that, but my chiropractor takes x-rays before any type of adjustment or treatment would ever be done and I assume that most reputable chiropractors would as well.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:23 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Orhtopaedic or Rheumatologist...
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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I would go to an orthopedic to see what is wrong, and then decide from there what you want to do. I have pain in my hip too and my chiropractor couldn't find anything. I need to have it checked out soon to see if it is nerve or bone. Then, who knows I may go to a different chiropractor since I have moved.
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