This is part of why my hip took so long to get done. My MRI referral came from my chiropractor, but since I was seeing him initially for lower back pain and not hip pain, they wouldn’t do the MRI. Of course like i said before, once i finally got to see the damage i had multiple drs telling me i was too young to get it done anyway. Gotta love the US Healthcare system....they've been telling her she didn't need an MRI or surgery yet. Hello? How can you know if you need surgery without an MRI?