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Ronald  Mullen , AP
Acupuncture & Natural Healing Center
(772) 781-5353
921 East Ocean Blvd., Suite #2
Stuart, FL 34994 United States
Hip Replacement Surgery Prevented
Ron is a 57 year old male reports pain starting in the left hip about five years ago. The pain came on gradually with periodic sharp sensations experienced mostly at night while in bed. The pain has gotten worse over the years and is now severe. A scan revealed advanced osteoarthritis of the left hip joint. He is interested in prevention of hip replacement.

Examination revealed stiffness, tightness of the hip joint, and hardening of the surrounding hip muscles. The hip joint also felt colder to the touch than the other hip joint indicating restriction of circulation through the affected tissue.

Treatment was started with reported easing of pain within the first week. By the second week there was much improvement in energy and the hip pain felt sharper and more intense. Starting with week three, the hip pain began to resolve and continued to get better each week until the pain was completely gone. There is now much more flexibility in both hip joints and the patient is extremely happy to (1) get rid of the pain (2) avoid hip replacement surgery in the future.

Conclusion: The patient progressed from severe left hip osteoarthritis, hip pain and hip tightness to full resolution of symptoms. He has also experienced more circulation through both hips thus preventing possible pathology in the other hip and prevention of hip replacement as the arthritis progressed.
Treat Hip Osteoarthritis and Piriformis Syndrome
Rob is in his mid seventies and has severe restriction of mobility through both hip joints. He reports bilateral hip pain with radiation down the lateral thighs to the knee, the right side being most affected. He reports left side hip replacement five years ago due to severe osteoarthritis in the joint. Unfortunately, he continues to experience pain even after the operation. The osteoarthritis in the right hip has continued to progress and the hip is now extremely painful.

Upon examination there is severe hip tightness with hardening of the muscle and connective tissue surrounding the hip joint involving the piriformis muscles bilaterally creating Piriformis Syndrome. Rob is very concerned about the pain and the progression of osteoarthritis on the right side and wants to prevent another hip replacement.

Therapy was started and he noticed easing of symptoms within the first week. His left side (with the hip replacement) is responding especially well with much more mobility and much less pain. Two weeks into therapy, he is able to walk much easier with significantly less pain and stiffness.

Conclusion: Rob is now just starting the third week of treatment and is progressing very well. He is expected to continue to progress in the following weeks and his overall prognosis is excellent with continued therapy.
Bussiness Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday : 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: By Arrangement