Well, this may be frugal related as I am hoping to not ahve to pay two $60 co-pay, LOL. I've been haivng trouple w/ my hip/behind/leg for 2-3 months. Went to my regular doc's office 9several in a practice, never see the same one twice in a row tyhpe of place). Xrayed my SI joint, saw nothing, says it's probalby my sciatic nerve. Took RX ibuprofen 2 weeks, switched to the prednisone 12-day pack, whihc was no help at all but I did gain 8 lbs and almost went out of my mind the second week (will never take that again!!!). That doc seemed less than enthused w/ me (I'm sure she thinks it's my weight causing the problem), so I don't really want to go back there. I know part of my prbolem is the weight,a nd I am trying to exercise soem in the pool, but I need soem kind of help because I can't stand up for more than 30 seconds before I either have to sit down again or pick my leg up like a stork.
Sitting's not the problem, standing is.
How do you know if you should see a neurologist instead of the orthopedic?