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Lower left back pain above hip when sitting?

Lower left back pain above hip when sitting?

Many possibilities: Many things could do this: degeneration in the low back disk and joints, muscle injury or strain, pelvic arthritis (sacroiliac joint disease). If simple things like exercise, stretching, otc medication, heat or cold fail, and the pain continues, talk with your personal doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What to do if I have been experiencing lower left back pain mixed with hip pain?

What to do if I have been experiencing lower left back pain mixed with hip pain?

Common occurance: They could from the same problem or 2 seperate issues

it will take an orthopedic surgeon to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is experiencing lower left back pain close to hip noticably swollen to touch and to eye. No other symptom.

My boyfriend is experiencing lower left back pain close to hip noticably swollen to touch and to eye. No other symptom.

Xray: I would maybe suggest he go be seen by his/a doctor and have an X-ray of the hip and rule out a septic joint. You don't mention him having a fever which would make me think that even more, but could be early in the game. Still with pain and obviously swollen back/hip I think exam and X-ray are warranted at this point. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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I have back pain in the lower left side and tight hips - what's going on?

See below: There are many causes of low back pain and hip pain. Often they are related. Usually acute back or hip 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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Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Lower back pain on left side, right above hip. What could be wrong?

Back pain: There are many causes of back pain: kidney infection or stone, arthritis, herniated disc, shingles, strain among many others. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have intermittent upper left back pain, burning, pinpoint pain. Comes and goes. Also have lower left back and hip pain that worsens with standing. N?

I have intermittent upper left back pain, burning, pinpoint pain. Comes and goes. Also have lower left back and hip pain that worsens with standing. N?

Pain is the body's: Signal that something isn't quite right. It could be something harmless like strained muscles or something more serious. Chances are good that a combination of OTC pain meds and stretching exercises will help but you need to see a doctor about it before embarking on a treatment plan. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Cause of left lower back pain radiating to hip?

Disk, sij: Pain could be from a bulging disk, sacro-iliitis (sacro-iliac joint), facet joint arthropathy, lumbar stain, muscle spasm or many other causes... Go see a medical specialist for an evaluation. ...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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Hello. I've been having lower back pain that goes to my left hip. I have a hard time doing dishes to where I sit in in a chair. Please help?

See details: Then see a doctor, have the issue evaluated to determine the cause, and then start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hello, I've had a lower back pain for almost 4 years now. In the worst cases my left side of my hip swells. I was wondering is I have sciatica.

Hip swelling?: Hip swelling is not normal for sciatica pain. I would suggest getting evaluated by a sports medicine doctor who has extra training on spine care as well. Otherwise I would see a spine specialist to evaluate the issue further. ...Read more

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I have a dull lower back pain that radiate to hip and foot, it is worsening when I am sitting?

I have a dull lower back pain that radiate to hip and foot, it is worsening when I am sitting?

See a specialist: I recommend seeing a spine specialist. Following an appropriate diagnosis, which is likely a disc injury irritating a nerve in your spine, a transforaminal epidural steroid injection, followed by physical therapy may provide a rapid resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have pain deep in my groin left side, only at ngt. Feels to low to b ovary, cd it b my hip. I'm 42 female. Also have lower back pain. Thank u x?

I have pain deep in my groin left side, only at ngt. Feels to low to b ovary, cd it b my hip. I'm 42 female. Also have lower back pain. Thank u x?

Any of the above.: It could actually be any of the above. Perhaps take an anti-inflammatory to see if it goes away. Otherwise a physical exam by a doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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I've been having really back lower back pain that has started to travel to my left hip/leg. It's hard to walk and move around. It's really painful?

I've been having really back lower back pain that has started to travel to my left hip/leg. It's hard to walk and move around. It's really painful?

Exam and image: At your tender young age of 29 I wouldn't think that senile osteoarthritis should be setting in just yet. However, there are other forms of arthritis that could affect somebody your age & especially if there's a family history. You may also be dealing with the upshot of a resend or even old back injury which would be another consideration. An examination and imaging study therefore, are in order. ...Read more

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Lower back pain in left side and left hip the pain and comes when bending on that side. The pain also shoots down in my left leg as well it hurts bad?

Back pain: Pain shooting down the leg is likely sciatica likely from a pinched nerve in your lower back. It would be worthwhile to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy?

Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy?

See a neurologist: You may have severe degenerative arthritis or herniated disc in low back which is causing pinching of sciatic nerve. You will need an MRI Scan of low back and possibly other tests before definitive treatment can be decided. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain and pain in hips and legs. Primarily left hip/leg. What could be the cause of this?

Having lower back pain and pain in hips and legs. Primarily left hip/leg. What could be the cause of this?

Wait another week: Many herniated discs like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and anti-inflammatories are not helping or if you notice numbness/weakness presenting itself then seek medical care to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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53 year old male, active runner. I had pain in left side of hip followed by lower back pain now returned to hip and also left knee. Any advice?

53 year old male, active runner. I had pain in left side of hip followed by lower back pain now returned to hip and also left knee. Any advice?

Hip pain: Please see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Look into running shoes that may be a better match for your body and level of running. Be sure to stretch before and after workouts. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Left side lower back pain towards my butt that radiates up to the middle of my back and to my groin. Small bulge above hip that doesn't hurt or hard.

Common: Pelvic area pain can radiate up or down, and commonly to the groin. Bulging above the hip is classic for a twist in the pelvis. See a chiropractic doctor or a osteopathic physician for treatment you will do well. Ask about xrays if scoliosis is seen. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that goes down my leg on my left leg and my hip will actually go numb.?

I have lower back pain that goes down my leg on my left leg and my hip will actually go numb.?

Might be sciatica: Classic presentation of pain radiating down the leg from the back or hip with or without neurologic symptoms describes a probable sciatica although a hip bursitis or tendinitis like a pyriformis syndrome can mimic a "pinched nerve" presentation. If no better in several days with some activity restriction and otc medication, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

Get evaluated: Depending upon how long ago accident occurred, could be residual hip hematoma, or even seroma. However, would be more concerned about your back, as the pain may be secondary to a small fracture, or even a disc injury. See your doctor and uncover causation. ...Read more

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Burning sensation near right hip and and just below right ribs and constant lower back pain for years. Feels worse when sitting down.

Back problem: I suggest being seen by a physician. Your pain could be from your back, particularly because of the burning quality of your pain, and because it is worse in certain positions. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Usually not: Sciatic nerve comes out lower. But you definitely could be out of alignment.

You may consider a highly skilled osteopathic physician, who has the medical training of an md and additional musculoskeletal training for an evaluation and treatment. Find one near you at http://jamesjealous. Com/physician-directory/,
http://www. Cranialacademy. Org or http://ftp. Academyofosteopathy. Org. ...Read more

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2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

2 months of physio for lower back pain on left side of spine, right hip now aches constantly near groin. Massage doesn't help either.?

What comes next?: It's a good idea to have done the physio work. Now you are wondering, what next?

Let's say the pain occurs all the time. It may be the physio is not helping. In such a case, an MRI of the lumbar spine or EMG test may help determine what's wrong.

Perhaps the problem is worse with movement. That may indicate a need to see an orthopedic specialist.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I am a 29 female, I have had horrific lower back pain, and now suffering painful left hip to foot pain (constant, uncomfortable) I'm confused?

Radiculopathy: A radiculopathy, or nerve root pain, may be the cause. If a bulging disk or another inflammatory condition in the low back progresses enough, it may eventually put pressure on a nerve root. This would cause pain in the distribution of the nerve, or in the case of the nerves in the low back, right down to the foot. I would go be seen by your doctor. A disk bulge or other problem can be seen on mri. ...Read more

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I have a slight burning feeling in my stomach and lower back pain expecially when I put on my socks or pants goes into front of left hip close to the?

I have a slight burning feeling in my stomach and lower back pain expecially when I put on my socks or pants goes into front of left hip close to the?

Lumbar radiculopathy: The fact that you experience the discomfort with flexion of the spine associated with dressing suggests to me that you have a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine. An L4 nerve compression would explain low back pain & pain in the upper left leg, but not really explain the stomach discomfort. Can observe if pain is transient and brief, but if increases in intensity, frequency or duration, see doc. ...Read more

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When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

When evaluating lower back pain, can radicular pain on left affect right butt, hip & hamstring when there is a problem with L4, L5 and sacrum?

Left Radicular Pain: Left side radicular symptoms won't cause right side symptoms. Radicular implies that specific nerves are involved (example: left L5 and S1 radicular symptoms can cause side of the left leg and back of left leg pain-sometimes all the way into the left foot.). You have the same set of nerves on the opposite (right) side which could cause the same symptoms-depends on what that path is at L4/5 & L5/S1 ...Read more

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Having extreme lower back pain, left hip & radiating down my left leg. I was diagnosed with acute spina bifida when I was 12. Should I be concerned?

Different problems: You have sciatica now. This is typically caused by an annular tear in an intervertebral disc or a disc herniation. The type of spina bifida you have is likely spina bifida occulta, not a problem. ...Read more

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I have right hip and lower back pain. With sparatic sharp pain in my left thigh. What could it be? What type of doctor should I see?

I have right hip and lower back pain. With sparatic sharp pain in my left thigh. What could it be? What type of doctor should I see?

Primary Care Doctor: Your pmd would be the best person to guide you. This would depend on your symptoms and examination of your spine, hip, knee and si joint. Any one of these could cause the symptoms and your pmd would be a great place to start. Your pmd can recommend the appropriate studies for evaluation. ...Read more

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Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite?

Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite?

See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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3 mnths ago I had surgery for a hysteroscopy, insertion of mirena (levonorgestrel) & currettage. Since the surgery why do I have left groin, hip & lower back pain.?

3 mnths ago I had surgery for a hysteroscopy, insertion of mirena (levonorgestrel) & currettage. Since the surgery why do I have left groin, hip & lower back pain.?

Positioning: Positioning can exacerbate early degen joints facets in back hip groin pain early DJD no symptoms a few hours in stirrups under anesthia a possible scenario to explain your situation. ...Read more

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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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These are my symptoms. Slight vaginal bleeding; not related to period. Pain in left and right side of hips. Overly tired. Lower back pain?

These are my symptoms. Slight vaginal bleeding; not related to period. Pain in left and right side of hips. Overly tired. Lower back pain?

Possibly serious: You should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. This could be any number of things from a urinary tract infection to pelvic inflammatory disease to an ectopic pregnancy. You should have a physical exam and lab work done. ...Read more

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Been having lower back pain for couple months. Treated for kidney infection. Now have severe shooting pain in left hip/buttocks -takes breath away?

May be back: Your pain at this point could be related to your back and not the infection. You should check with your physician to see if this is at all related to the kidney. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more