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I am due to have surgery next week on neck. C5 and C7. Lost

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I am due to have surgery next week on neck. C5 and C7. Lost balance getting dressed and have severe hip pain. To point I cannot sit down. Should I go to ER? Pain is bad.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Myself Dr Josh- A Board Certified Physician. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

On a grade of 1 to 10 how would you rate the pain?

Have you noticed swelling in hip?

May i know your age?

How long back this happened?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
8 and then at times 10
Hard to tell but no swelling that I can tell
I am 54 years old
This happened 3 days ago
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Well, it is possible that you may have suffered with- Muscle Strains- The strains of the muscles around the hip and pelvis can cause pain and spasm.

Other cause can be- Soft tissue injury.

Considering severity of pain, this should not be left alone.

To make a diagnose, you need to undergo - Clinical examination, X-ray /MRI of hip, Detailed checkup.

You would need painkiller injections and anti-inflammatory pills. If required, steroid pills can also be given. Physical therapy can also be advised.

Please don’t delay and rush to ER ASAP and get it managed.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


It is possible that you have severe muscle strain or it can be nerve compression.

You may need to get MRI of hip for precise diagnosis.

Please don't delay and urgently rush to ER ASAP.

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