If you have concurrent hip and lower back pain, you are probably already aware that everything else in your body looks to hurt when those two areas hurt. The concurrence of hip and lower back pain can be truly debilitating.
If you are a stay-at-home parent, you probably will have days when the laundry, vacuuming, or doing even the simplest of chores becomes impossible for you to do, thanks to the pain in your hip and back. If you have a job, you may not be able to report for work. Or, on those days when you are able to come to work, the pain may become unbearable if your job has you sitting in front of your desk for hours. The concurrence of hip and lower back pain requires an expedient appointment to your physician to prevent a prolonged medical condition.
Unfortunately, while this kind of concurrent condition is quite common, it is often an idiopathy. In other words, your doctor may not be able to come up with a diagnosis for the underlining condition causing your pain.
Fortunately, even without knowing the cause of the pain, your doctor has a wide range of tools for managing the pain. Often simply taking the edge off of the pain for a while will allow you to function normally while your body recovers. This is important because hip and lower back pain becomes a chronic pain cycle for many individuals.
Exercise is the most important tool for preventing pain in the hip and back. In fact, it is often a prescription for preventing the recurrence of such pain in those individuals who have had it on multiple occasions in the past. Exercises to prevent pain in the hip and lower back involve a combination of muscle development, muscle flexibility, and posture support exercises. Similar exercises may be prescribed for those currently suffering from hip and back pain, although much more care will need to be taken. Of course, your doctor may also prescribe some medications for treating this condition based primarily on your medical history and situation.