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Is this the best I can do

I have been in severe pain for over 4 and a half years, it feels like an ice pick is stuck all the way through my hip. Dozens of tests revealed no problem, pain meds are ineffective. I just found out that if I tie my belt around my leg, just above my knee as tight as possible. The pain drops off about 50 percent. So how many days can I leave it on
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363281 tn?1643235611
Hello~You sound like my husband, ever since he got out of the hospital last year, he has had excrutiating hip and leg pain, along with numbness, he never complains, but I can see the pain in his eyes. He has also had an MRI, x-ray and other tests, they all come back "Normal" I am going to have him see my chiropractor. If his and yours are due to pinched nerve, the chiropractor will be able to help; quite possibly there could be some nerve compression in these areas caused by a misplaced vertebrae and having that released by adjustments could very well help.
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Thank you, a lot of the time the pain is more than I can cope with. Did you know that, severe pain and concentration do not work together. The belt thing starts hurting within  20 minutes, since the medical system refuses to treat my hip in a humanely respected way, I seriously doubt that they would even look at a self inflicted wound. It is extremely unfair that no matter how much I love life, our health care is more concerned with their reputation than with repairing a medical mistake
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What kinds of testing have you had done? Have you had an MRI AND a  CT scan done? Often, what an MRI misses, a CT scan might find, and vice versa. An x-ray? I'd imagine you have, but I'm always surprised at what doctors don't do.

I wouldn't tie the belt around you at all, as you don't know how much is too much, and no one can determine that, but that would be good information for your doctor to have. It might help identify the problem.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050684 - there's a list of possible causes of hip pain. I wonder if you limit the blood flow to the area if you are helping with inflammation.

Good luck!

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Thank you, as far as I can remember, I have had them all. When a doctor does a test, and in a very short time comes in and says, "i didn't see anything ", and they see no need for further testing. Hand me a prescription,  usually with a look that tells me don't come back. It is quite obvious that i am not going to get humane health care. I do not deserve to be punished by the medical system but they will not recognize a medical mistake as their responsibility. Where can a person go when all hope is lost
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