I have been having lower back and hip pain for the past 10 years. What could be the reason?

Q. What is the effective non-surgical treatment for chronic lower back and hip pain?

Answered by
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 09, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have had lower back and hip pain for the past 10 years. Is there a treatment without surgery? I have tried physiotherapy and chirotherapy.

Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. If there is any pain on pressure at the site and pain in the buttocks so it is more likely to be SI joint problems. Also, we can confirm this by doing an X-ray of SI joints and lower spine, AP view. If needed MRI could be done. Is this pain associated with other joint pain, like wrists, knees, etc, or any stiffness in the spine? If it comes out to be SI joint pathology then treatment is mainly medicine. We need to know the exact cause for the same.

Also, you need to get ANA, vitamin D, and calcium levels checked.

There is medical treatment is available for the same and we can start after the reports. Till then regular exercises, hot water fomentation, and over-the-counter medicine if needed.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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