Who is likely to develop both lower back and hip pain?

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Both lower back pain and hip pain are common enough issues in the U.S. However, you might be wondering if you’re likely to develop this combination of pain yourself. 

The answer is that developing lumbar (lower back) pain or hip pain is likely. One medical study reports that up to 45% of Americans experience lower back pain every year, and another study reveals that up to 40% of adults who play sports develop hip pain annually. A physical therapist can help you learn if you’re likely to fall into either or both of these groups. They can help you find ways to treat and prevent lower back and hip pain as well. 

These people are more likely to develop a combo of lower back and hip pain

There are certain people who are more likely to develop pain in their lumbar region or their hip. Such people include those who: 

  • Play sports — Playing sports leaves you open to injuries lumbar or hip sprains and strains. These injuries are common sources of lumbar and hip pain. 
  • Have had previous injuries — Previous injuries to your lumbar area or hips often make you more likely to develop painful injuries in those areas in the future. 

What can physical therapists do for people with lower back and hip pain?

There are many ways that physical therapists can assist people with pain in their lower back and hip. A few of the ways these specialists can help include: 

  • Treating sports injuries — Physical therapists can help you treat athletic injuries, even if it’s been a while since the injury happened. They can also help you develop strategies for preventing future sports injuries. 
  • Therapeutic exercises — Your physical therapist can show you how to do therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen and stretch lumbar and hip muscles. 

Treat your lower back and hip pain with help from Back in Motion

Need treatment for lower back and hip pain? Our physical therapists at Back in Motion Physical Therapy are ready and willing to help you treat these forms of pain. We offer free screenings that can pinpoint the source of your pain. Our team also excels at building customized therapy plans that can reduce your pain. We can even treat your pain from home with our at-home care and virtual therapy services. 

Contact us today for more information about how we can address your lumbar and hip pain or to schedule an initial appointment.

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