Successfully Treating Hip Degeneration

Jim, a 63 year old heavy equipment operator, is referred for treatment with severe pain in his right hip which the doctor said is from hip degeneration due to arthritis.  The x-rays show a thinning of the cartilage and calcium deposits causing a malformation of the hip socket.  The orthopedic surgeon told him when the pain was severe enough to come back for a total hip replacement and put him on pain medication. The pain that was radiating down his leg was along the sciatic nerve pathway.