Hip pain questionaire asks just how disabling is your socket and ball joint?
Pain is obviously quite difficult to measure. This device has been designed to give information as to how your hip pain has affected your ability to manage in every day life. Please print out the following, answer every section, and mark only one box which best applies to you at this moment.
If you get large swings in pain and disability during the day, you may want to repeat it later in the day.
The hip pain questionaire will then be repeated after some months so see whether the chiropractic treatment has had any measurable beneficial effect.
People suffering from hip pain often also have low back pain, but this is primarily a hip pain questionaire. Of course your chiropractor will also ask about back pain. Do your best to decide whether the pain is mainly
Why is this important? The Sciatic nerve... Help for Sciatica Pain ... originates from the lower lumbar spine (and sacrum) and tends to cause buttock pain, posterior thigh, calf, side of the foot or great toe pain and tingling. However the Femoral nerve emerges from higher in the lumbar spine and supplies the side of the thigh, the groin and front of the thigh and the inner lower leg.
Being able to describe accurately where the pain and tingling, or numbness is, helps your chiropractor identify more accurately where the problem is. Regretably only a few can afford the luxury of a scan to help in making the correct diagnosis.
Hip pain often causes groin and front of the thigh pain radiating down to the knee. Deciding whether this is a pinched nerve in the back or an impingement in the hip is vital to the correct treatment.
One last thought at this hip pain questionaire: Lying on your back pull the knee to the chest. Compare sides. Rotate your hip. Does the movement cause pain? Is it very stiff, or not at all? There are two pre-arthritic hip conditions called Femoro Acetabular Impingement syndrome and Developmental Hip Dysplasia ... One present with a very stiff hip, even in a young person, the other in a very (hyper)mobile hip. Can you sit in the lotus position?
Hip pain questionaire gives your chiropractor a measure of how you are progressing under his or her care.
The Oswestry Hip Pain Disability Questionaire is the gold standard for assessing the level of your problems.
NAME: Mr/ Mrs/ Ms
SECTION 1 – PAIN INTENSITY
SECTION 2 – PERSONAL CARE (Washing, Dressing, etc.)
SECTION 3 – LIFTING
SECTION 4 – WALKING
The difference between brisk walking, and dawdling as in window shopping, or around the supermarket, gives your chiropractor a clue as to whether you make have one leg shorter than the other.
SECTION 5 – SITTING
SECTION 6 – STANDING
SECTION 7 – SLEEPING
SECTION 8 – SEX LIFE
SECTION 9 – SOCIAL LIFE
SECTION 10 – TRAVELING
Pain scale HIP PAIN QUESTIONAIRE
Please mark an “X” on the line below which represents the amount of pain you have had in the past 24 hours. The scale is from no pain at all to worst pain possible.
No pain _______________________________ Worst possible pain
Adapted from Woodstock Rehab & Fitness Oswestry Hip Pain Questionnaire.
Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.
It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.
In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.
Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?
The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.
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