A 24-year-old male asked:

I have been experiencing pain in my lower back/hip area. it is most painful in the morning. advil (ibuprofen) helps, but i am worried something is wrong. ?

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Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Back and hip pain.: You are very young and it seems you are an avid skier. Back and hip pain are very common when a person wakes up because sleep positions can aggravate nerves in the lumbosacral region of the lower back. You are young and active and you should be assessed for lumbar sacral problems. Good luck
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