Hip Pain

We Don't Manage Pain. We Treat It!

On each side of the pelvis lies a hip joint encased within a synovial fluid-filled capsule (this fluid lubricates the joint so it can move smoothly.) The cartilage-lined hip joint is made up of a ball that is kept firmly in place within a socket by strong ligaments. Hip pain can occur due to an irregularity with any of the joint’s components – or due to an undiagnosed lower back problem.

Due to the close proximity of the hip joints to the lower spine, many people mistakenly think that pain due to a lower back condition is due to a hip problem. Actually, patients experiencing chronic hip pain may feel extreme discomfort in their thighs and groin, as well as their hip.

Causes of Hip Pain

The hips support and move your full body weight, and are prone to overuse injuries. Over time, excessive rotation and straining can wear away at the components that comprise the hip joint, leading to chronic and extreme pain that can make simple acts like standing or walking unbearable. Other causes of ongoing hip pain include arthritis, tendonitis, inflammation, and lower back pain that radiates through the nearby hip nerves.

Treatment Options for Hip Pain

Even when hip pain is due to a chronic condition, effective and long-lasting pain relief is available. In addition to pain medications, technological innovations have led to exciting new treatments for hip pain.

Micro-Dosing. Micro-dosing is a safe pain relief alternative to potentially dangerous oral narcotics. Micro-dosing is the injection of low doses of pain medications directly to the area of the spine that is causing pain. It relieves the source of the pain, without the unwanted side effects of oral narcotics.

Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative medicine involves injecting natural cells (such as platelet-rich plasma or amniotic tissue and fluid) into a damaged joint. These cells encourage healing and creation of new, healthy cells to replace the damaged tissues that are the source of pain.

Coolief. This minimally-invasive, non-narcotic treatment for chronic pain uses Coolief radiofrequency ablation to deactivate the nerves that are sending pain signals to the brain.

If you suffer from hip pain, Space City Pain Specialists can help you achieve relief. We champion all-natural, minimally invasive procedures over potentially addictive oral narcotics. Contact us today as the first step in regaining your mobility and quality of life.

Are You Suffering From Chronic Pain?

Call Space City Pain Specialists To Discuss Treatment Options For Your Hip Pain. (281) 338-4443