Fall on hip led to nerve pain

Husain, UK

Posted 2015--06-18

I have had left hip pain for many years after a fall that I had on my left hip. It clicks and pops and occasionally I get severe pain after walking or sitting for too long. I had 2 MRI of the hip in the past which did not show any abnormalities, in November 14 I started to get some strange nerve pain throughout my body. I had coccyx pain as well as lower back pain.

After seeing so many doctors and doing all sorts of scans and tests with everything coming out negative, doctors concluded that they do not know what this is. I decided to see Michael Durtnall at Sayer clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London) who took some x-rays. Michael discovered leg length discrepancy, a twisted tail bone and some postural issues, he explained that it is a musculoskeletal issue; the nerve pain is from imbalance in the muscles which are irritating the nerves and that it could be related to the hip injury, and that correcting the overall posture should help alleviate pressure on the affected nerves.

This made so much sense to me, I received chiropractic adjustment for the back, sacro-iliac joints and coccyx followed by stretching sessions from Karolina and Marta who are both excellent, the pain in my hip has improved by 80%. Michael is also helping me improve my posture, although the nerve pain needs some time to get better, I am very pleased with the postural improvements. After his adjustments the coccyx is centered and is pain free even with sitting for long.

Note from Jon Miles:

I emailed more than a year after this story was posted, to ask for an update, as the long-term outcome of treatment is of great interest. In this case I did not get a reply.

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