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Hi, I have had lower...
Hi, I have had lower back and hip pain for a few years now. I have recently lost 45 lbs but still have another 35 to go. The pain prevents me from really doing a lot. I have had a full OBGYN work up including pap, ultrasound and blood-work. I have diverticulitis but no flare up. I have a memory foam mattress that I wonder if that’s the cause. I just started taking glucosamine and chondroitin hoping this will help. I’m a former dancer and cheerleader so I wonder if that is the cause. I read about sciatica but I’m not sure that’s it. My question is, how will I really know the cause?
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No test. I have not spoken to my primary care about this. I just told my obgyn. Are there tests for the hips and back?

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
The pain in the lower back, hip can occur from a few possibilities.
Muscle strain can be a factor.
In some cases it can be due to weakness of muscles of the back.
It can be due to degenerative changes in the spine, arthritis.
I would advise to consult your primary doctor or an orthopedic to have an examination.
Tests like X rays/ MRI scans can be taken.
Blood metabolic panel, calcium, vitamin D level can be checked.
Physiotherpay to strengthen back muscles can be helpful.
Physical therapy is often useful to correct the posture, increase the flexibility & increase the strength of muscles which help with pain.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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