Why Does My Lower Back and Hip Hurt?

Lower Back and Hip Pain
Lower back and hip pain can occur together due to several causes, such as muscle, joint, and nerve disorders. While some conditions may affect one side of your lower back and hip, others can cause pain on both sides at the same time.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy
For many people, having a clear understanding of the anatomical structures of the spine and how they can cause pain will help you have a better discussion with your doctor.

A Guide to Spinal Anatomy and What Can Go Wrong

spinal anatomy
Spinal anatomy is a remarkable combination of strong bones, soft tissues, and highly sensitive nerves. Most of us take spine anatomy for granted in our everyday lives—until something starts causing neck or back pain.

7 Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women

sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle
Women typically encounter back pain more often than men, regardless of age. Here are 7 common causes of back pain in women and the typical symptoms that they may cause.

This Overlooked Pelvis Problem Might Be Causing Your Lower Back Pain

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Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is often overlooked while diagnosing lower back pain disorders. This joint is located deep inside your pelvis and bears tremendous weight—making it vulnerable to chronic pain problems.

5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Lumbar Spine
Many types of low back pain are rooted in the motion of the spine. Learn why certain types of motion cause pain in the spine to find a solution for your low back woes.

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

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There are several conditions that mimic the shooting, searing pain of sciatica. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

2 Little-Known Treatments to Relieve Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
You have options for addressing your sacroiliac joint pain.
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