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Lower Back and Hip Pain? Find Out Why

By Sara Butler

Many times, when people experience lower back pain, they may experience hip pain right along with it. These two areas of the body work together, sharing many muscles, so it's no wonder that pain in one can lead to pain in the other.

If you're struggling with lower back and hip pain, then you need to find out why. Here are a few of the reasons that you may be having issues and how the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you to figure it all out.

Piriformis Syndrome

If you're experiencing sharp pain in one hip and in the lower back, then there are a couple of conditions that chiropractors at The Joint may diagnose that can cause this type of pain.

The first is piriformis syndrome. The piriformis is a muscle in your buttock. If irritated, it can cause:

  • Difficulty sitting for long periods
  • Moderate to severe pain the lower back, buttock, and hip
  • Pain that extends to the back of the thigh

In general, pain from the piriformis muscle is felt on just one side. It can be made worse by movements of the hip and is caused by overactivity of the muscles that rotate the hip inward or sitting on very hard surfaces for long periods of time. If you injure the muscles in your buttocks, then this can cause this type of pain as well.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Another condition frequently seen by the chiropractors at The Joint that causes sharp pain is sacroiliac joint dysfunction. This is a condition in which the joint that connects your pelvis and lower spine is inflamed, leading to:

  • Stabbing, sharp pain in the hip, buttock, or lower back
  • Extended pain down the back of the thigh

Some positions as well as activities can inflame this condition further, such as climbing stairs, lying on the side that is impacted, or going from sitting to standing.

See the Chiropractor

If you're suffering from any type of pain in the lower back and hip, then it's critical to get to the chiropractors at The Joint for an assessment. The issues highlighted here are only two of the things that can lead to back pain, so make sure to see the chiropractor to find out what is really going on and deal with it to help you regain your mobility and reduce any pain or discomfort you're feeling.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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