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Why does my lower back hurt, at and around my hip area? Haven't done anything abnormal. Idk what the deal is.

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Hi xtslay. Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints among adults. Fortunately, most back pain is temporary, resulting from short-term stress on the muscles or ligaments that support the spine rather than from a serious injury or medical condition such as nerve damage or kidney disease.

Many conditions can cause back pain--from injury, to infection, to simply twisting the wrong way. Overuse or underuse of the back is by far the most common cause of back pain. It tends to manifest as tightening or spasm of the muscles that connect to the spine. Inflammation and swelling often occur in the joints and ligaments as well.

To learn more about the causes of lower back pain and what you can do about it, visit healthcommunities.com http://bit.ly/h36obs. For more health tips, follow us on twitter @healthcommuniti or check out our healthcommunities.com facebook page.

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Arthritis can hit at any age, even teenagers, or, sciatica nerves in the lower back can cause radiating pain to many other areas of the body. You don't necessarily have to fall or bruise yourself. Are you maybe sitting on a different chair, couch, desk? Is your furniture or bed wearing out? Are you riding in a different vehicle with a seat you're not used to? Try some gentle exercise of laying on the floor and raising your knees leaving your feet flat on the floor to remove the pressure. You can gently roll your knees left and right to try to pull the tension from the area. Seek a doctor if the pain continues. Shoes, worn out, or new, can also throw this area off.

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Thanks for the ideas. I haven't changed anything lately tho. Have never felt this pain and soreness before. I'll try the exercise route and if it doesn't go away, I'm gonna head to the dr.
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It sounds like a herniated or ruptured disk. The sciatic nerves travel thru the vertebrae, if soft tissue damage creates pressure on the nerve, it can be felt, painfully, anywhere along the path the sciatica nerves run. This nerve definitely runs thru the hip socket. If the pressure is long term, and not relieved, the pain can become permanent. See your doctor.

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