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What to do if I have lower back and hip pain on my left side, what could be the problem?

What to do if I have lower back and hip pain on my left side, what could be the problem?

See details: The origin is likely the lower back and this could be due to arthritis, a strain or even congenital instability. ...Read more

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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Pain left side hip of lower back, no swelling or discoloration. Possibly from doing standing barbell twists. Is it possible and what to do?

Sprain/Strain: There are many potential causes of acute low back pain. The most common are sprain/strain injuries. Usually acute back pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Had total colorectal removal 10 yrs ago. Last 9 months been anaemic with pain left side of abdomen which goes through my hip and lower back, front leg?

Had total colorectal removal 10 yrs ago. Last 9 months been anaemic with pain left side of abdomen which goes through my hip and lower back, front leg?

Left hip/ leg pain: Follow up with doctor this week. Would consider CT of abdomen/pelvis to ensure no cancer, check renal function as that can cause anemia as well. Did you have inflammatory bowel because if that recurrs in small intestine or ileum can cause anemia (though usuallyright side). Also consider hip films to check for arthritis. ...Read more

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What could cause bad lower back/hip pain that switches from left to right side occasionally? Feels very stiff, sometimes felt in butt. Going on 6month

What could cause bad lower back/hip pain that switches from left to right side occasionally? Feels very stiff, sometimes felt in butt. Going on 6month

Soft tissues: 32y fem has "severe low back/hip pain alternating from side to side for six months" + sciatica. Largest joints in axial spine are sacroiliac joints, SIJ, & responsible for up to 30% of chronic low back pain per med lit. Lumbar nerve roots that conjoin to make sciatic nerve lie over ventral sulcus of SIJ. SIJ hypermobility can tug on these nerves, stimulate them & thereby arouse pain. See Osteopath ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ddd, I've been having lower back and hip pain w/ pain in the left leg. What can I do for this?

DDD: Maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, pt with core strengthening, spinal injections if this doesn't help. If none of those work then speak to a spinal surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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Right side pelvic, lower back and hip pain? Cancer? Or other possibilities, please? Movement makes pelvic pain worse. Thank you in advance!

Right side pelvic, lower back and hip pain? Cancer? Or other possibilities, please? Movement makes pelvic pain worse. Thank you in advance!

Nonspecific: This type of pain is not specific of any single diagnosis, especially cancer. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Urgency depends on length of time and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

Bursitis: Clinically it sounds like you may have hip bursitis. And MRI of the back would not disclose this condition. Therapy can include exercise, or injections, physical therapy, but it does not portend to get hip arthritis ...Read more

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Please help! I have lower back pain, between hips, and left hip pain.?

Please help! I have lower back pain, between hips, and left hip pain.?

Get examined: You probably should see a physical medicine ; rehabilitation specialist (who can evaluate spine and hip pain) or a sports medicine dr. To be examined. They might get some x-rays. ...Read more

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Can a large cyst at left L4 L5 cause right lower back hip pain and sciatica?

Can a large cyst at left L4 L5 cause right lower back hip pain and sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have moderate to severe hip pain that gets worse when I move my left leg. My lower back hurts at times also. Can back issues be causing my hip pain?

See details: It depends of what you are calling hip pai. Hip joine pain in the groin area on top of the hip. Pain on the side or in the buttock is not hip pain but is related to back pain. Back pain is unlikely to cause true hip pain. ...Read more

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Mid and lower back pain pops all the time and pight side hip pain hurts if I sit too long or walk a lot, what could be wrong? Going on months now.

Back Pain: Very common condition due to improper position and chronic strain. Will not go away immediately and slowly start stretching the back with yoga exercises- gentle stretch, avoid soft chair and bed, keep a good posture at all times, ice and get gentle massage when in pain. Firm beds are helpful to wake up pain free in the morning. Swimming is best exercise for back pain. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. Right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. Medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. Right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. Medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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L hip pain that goes down into my leg to ankle, leg feel sore. Lower back hurts on L side. Hip feels like burning pain at times.

L hip pain that goes down into my leg to ankle, leg feel sore. Lower back hurts on L side. Hip feels like burning pain at times.

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Lower back pain left side woman who carries heavy toddler around on same side hurts worse when first lay down?

Many: This type of pain could be from lumbar strain, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, arthritic pain or many other possibilities. There may be a simple treatment for you so see your health professional to get a physical exam and evaluation. I hope you feel better. Try carrying your toddler on opposite side if possible. ...Read more

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