I have developed a problem with my back/right hip since losing a lot of weight (190 lbs). It happened in May of this year, woke up and it was really hurting me-a 10 on the pain scale some days. I did not suffer from any type of injury or accident so I was thinking it was the way I was sleeping. After MANY trips to MANY doctors and tests, it was determined that I have a group 'nerve impingement' in my lower back that radiates to my right hip and down my right leg (like sciatica). It took some time and some med changes to control my pain to an almost bearable level where I could walk. I lothe taking any pills now and it makes me crazy that I'm dependent on them (Tramadol and Gabapentin, not very effective either). My job is very physical and I still suffer through it to make a paycheck and pay the bills. I am in PT and just made a bunch of appts with a new doctor (we moved 2 months ago) and a chiro this week. I hope this helps, so far the PT has been more painful than anything else. My former PCP told me that he thought it might be from losing that much weight and the spine re-aligned and now my hip is titled. Has anyone ever experienced this after losing a lot of weight?
Tell PT to take it easy or ask for a different PT. Doing your abdominal and back exercises could help along with a bath at night, sleeping with large pillow between your toes. Gentle adjustment may help from DO or good chiropractic. If nothing works, I would go to a spinal surgeon and see what your options are. Good luck
My husband suffered with this exact kind of pain for 18 months. He went to doctors...took pill after pill. He went to Chiropractors...with no results. Finally he talked to a friend who lent him this book. http://www.amazon.com/Treat-Your-Own-Back-802-9/dp/098765040 8/ref=pd_sim_b_3. After about a month of doing these exercises...he is pain free. I started doing the exercises this month for hip pain and it helped after the first time exercising. We both continue the program to maintain our "pain free" status.