Friday, November 12, 2010 NDwlovesangel, Community Member, asks

Q: What Kind Of Doctor Treats Muscle Pain?

I have had muscle pain starting in my hip and redeating down to my ankle bone for 6 weeks now I had an epidural in the hip joint then the following week I had an epidrual in the L5 disk ,, no relief so the DR says it has to be a muscle problem ,, he keeps giving me differant drugs but nothing is stopping the pain, it goes from a 6 to a 10 or 12 in a matter of seconds (Lowest 1--- highest 10) pain scale

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Cort, Health Guide
11/16/10 3:30pm

Has the area been scanned to see what's up? Often muscle pain is treated by rheumatologists but osteopaths specialize in the muscle/skeletal system and there are kinesiologist and chiropracters in the alternative health fields. 

NDwlovesangel, Community Member
11/16/10 6:27pm

I have had an MRI of the spine and it showed thinning in the L5 4 & 3 disk I went in and had an epidural block done , ( did nothing ) I had an x-ray of the hip and Pelvis it showed minor degeneration in the hip joint less then most women my age (54) had an epidural block on that ( did Nothing) I am going next week for an MRI on the Pelvis and I do go to the Life Chiropratic colllege and the girl that is working on me has been doing some massaging of the buttock and back of my upper leg she is able to get out many knots and I feel better for a few days they are getting less and less and she is able to get deeper each time, Candi

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By NDwlovesangel, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 11/12/10