HipPain radiating from L4-L5 Spondylosis
I have been diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis. I have had radiofrequency ablation procedures to help with the pain, however these have not helped. The pain that I have usually starts after standing for about 10minutes, and if I don't sit down, can quickly jump to an 7 or 8 on a pain scale. The pain starts in my right hip about 5inches from my L4L5 vertebrae(which is where they say I have the spondylosis). I have continual numbness of my right leg, especially from the knee to the ankle. Upon sitting, the pain subsides after a short time and I am able to get up and continue on. I have repeatedly asked my physicians why it hurts in the hip area, but not in my back. Generally, I am told that the pain does start at the spine and radiates outward. I find this hard to believe because the spine never hurts. At night, I cannot lay on my right side because of the dull pain from my hip. I have been researching this and find no mention of chronic hip pain associated with the spondylosis. Have you ever encountered this? At this point I feel I should try to find out if others know of this or experience it.