Eighty percent of people will have low back pain at some point in their lives. And nearly everyone who has low back pain once will have it again.
Very few people who feel pain in their low back have a serious medical problem. Ninety percent of people who experience low back pain for the first time get better in two to six weeks. Only rarely do people with low back pain develop chronic back problems.
With these facts in mind, you can be assured that back pain is common, that it usually only causes problems for a short period of time, and that you can take steps to ease symptoms and prevent future problems.
- Annular tears
- Internal disc disruption
- Herniated disc
- Facet joint arthritis
- Segmental instability
- Spinal stenosis
- Foraminal stenosis
- Mechanical and Neurogenic Pain
- Sudden stretch
- Ligament injuries
- Direct injury
- Muscle weakness
- Poor posture
- Fracture or stress fracture of lumbar spine
- Hip Pain In the absence of a fall or other trauma, the pain from hip bursitis usually appears gradually.
- Hip tenderness Pressing on the skin over the outer hip typically causes pain. Similarly, lying down on the affected side and putting weight on the hip may cause a sudden and sharp increase in pain.
- Radiating pain Initially, the pain may be located primarily at the outside of the lower hip. Over time the pain may radiate down the outside of the thigh or to other points in the body, such as the lower back, buttock, or groin, and may extend down the outside of the thigh towards the knee.
- Pain that is worse with repetitive activity The pain may intensify after prolonged repetitive hip movements, such as with walking, jogging, or stair climbing.
- Pain that is worse after prolonged inactivity Most patients describe that the pain is worse after sleeping or after being seated for a while.
- Pain at extreme range of motion Some patients may experience pain during extreme rotation, hip adduction (using the hip to move the leg past the center midline of the body), or hip abduction (using the hip to move the leg away from the body).
- Swelling and skin redness (Less Common)
- Septic Hip Bursitis Symptoms People who have septic hip bursitis may have the symptoms described above and may also notice:
- Fatigue that does not seem to be related to a lack of sleep
- Sick or fluish feeling (feeling “off”)
- Skin at the hip is warm to touch and red (less common)