My husband has had pain in his left hip for some time. He had to have lumbar fusion revision surgery in November, and everyone thought the problem would be resolved. It has only gotten worse. An MRI shows severe arthritis and spurs, recommending replacement. Problem is, he has to wait 3 months after a cortisone shot, and he is in extreme pain that cannot be managed by pain meds. He has been on oxy, Valium for muscle relaxer, and even morphine. He is at the end of his rope.