I had back surgery April 2015. I have severe pain in both hips since the surgery that I did not have prior to the surgery. The pain is on the outside of the hip and if I put pressure on it, it is really sore with a sharp pain and it radiates down my leg. It is mainly in my right hip and sometimes the left. If I try to sleep on my right side (the side with the most pain) it is OK if I turn in the night to my left side I have horrible pain in my hip that shoots down my leg and wakes me up and I have to manually move my leg to a position to stop the pain. My Dr says it is Trochanteric Bursitis and it will take time to heal, I start PT as soon as the insurance approves it. Has anyone else had this problem after back surgery and how long did it last.