This will be an experiment for you since everyone's dosage is different when you use cannabis. The patch should not have a psychoactive effect unless you go with a very high THC patch. I personally think CBD dominance works best so you may want to start with a 2:1 CBD dominant patch. If that does not block your pain completely you may try going up on the CBD dosage. The real question however is should you put the patch on your hip or your low back along the spine? I am encourage treating both places but you may want to put the patch on your lower spine and put a topical CBD dominant salve on your hip. All the nurse have to go in and out of the spine so if you don't treat the spine you may not complete blockage of your pain.