Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both?

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Your spine and your hip can both cause pain in the back that leaves you in pain that interferes with your daily lifestyle. But, there is something that you can do about it, but the first step is determining where the pain is coming from. This initial step ensures proper treatment of the back pain you feel so that you can get back to life again, this time free of the pain that is harboring your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Groin pain, or difficulty putting on shoes and climbing in and out of vehicles, are classic signs of a hip condition.
  • A recent article in The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons addresses diagnosis and treatment of back and hip pain, especially as many signs appear near to identical.
  • Afshin Razi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases, cautions that overlapping symptoms of hip and back pain can delay treatment.

“Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain”

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