• Ita Kelly Ita Kelly
    April 01, 2009
    How to treat constant burning pain in my hip and lower back?
    Ita Kelly Ita Kelly
    April 01, 2009

    At night my hip area feels like it's on fire! I am on 6 Zydol a day and nothing has shown up in the MRI scan or X-rays, but I'm in constant pain. Can anyone help?



  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    April 01, 2009
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    April 01, 2009

    Sometimes the source of nerve pain does not show up in pictures (MRI's and X-rays). When a nerve is on fire, a nerve specialist (Neurologist) can help to track down the source of nerve pain. A good doctor will also be a good detective.


    Even if a source is found, curing nerve pain is another difficult matter. Medications like gabapentin, Lyrica, or Elavil can be very useful to treat a firey nerve. Again, a specialist should be able to help you. Happy hunting.


    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


  • speedbump April 24, 2009
    April 24, 2009
    Have they checked for shingles---herpes zoster? I had one lesion on my rump, but the pain you describe is exactly what I had when diagnosed with shingles---simple blood test should confirm if that is what it is. READ MORE
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