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lower back and hip pain develops over night. not a sharp pain but more nagging & di

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lower back and hip pain develops over night.

not a sharp pain but more nagging & discomfort & stiffness.

leaves as I move about in the morning.

Some neck & shoulder stiffness may be associated??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 3 years ago.

Greetings,

Since how long the symptoms are there? Is there any other symptom? Was any test done? Are you on any medication? Is there any significant past illness?

Regards.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Symptoms been present for five months

No other symptom

Back x-ray revealed no abnormality

take cholesterol lowering tablets cereclor and vitamin D suppliment

no past illness
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for the input.

The pain in the back & hip can be due to arthritis. In other cases it can be due to slipped disc, osteoporosis, any deformity of spine , infection or growth but X ray should show some clue. In some cases scan, blood tests can be needed. Analgesics with antiinflammatory actions as you are taking can be taken. If you do not feel any improvement, I would advise you to get a review by doctor. Physiotherapy, regular exercise to strengthen the back muscles often help.

Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have had an x-ray & there is no slipped disk or any apparent physical defect with my back.
What would be other confirming arthritis symptoms?
Why does it get better as I move around in the morning after wakening?
Do I need a MRI??
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 3 years ago.
As you have opted out, the previous expert can not answer your question.

Let me put my opinion regarding your follow up question.

In arthritis there can be early morning stiffness which can improve after movement.

In early cases MRI can give better picture than X ray.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
WE ARE JUST ABOUT THERE.

SOUNDS LIKE I NEED TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF ARTHRITIS

MRI MAY BE A GOOD OPTION

WHAT ABOUT AN AUSTIOPATH??
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 3 years ago.
I think an orthopedic doctor can be consulted.
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