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What causes pain in the hip and lower back?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: Looking for a doctor to treat a combination of lower back pain and possibly hip (both) pain. Lower back problems have been ongoing in excess of 10 years problems with hips/walking last 8 years.

Do I need to seea orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, or pain management ?

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Consult an orthopedician first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in the hip and the lower back is likely to be due to a disc related problem. This needs proper diagnosis after investigations like MRI scan. You need to consult an orthopedician for that.
Once the diagnosis is confirmed then he can refer you to a neurosurgeon in case the surgical treatment is needed.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes pain in the hip and lower back?

Brief Answer: Consult an orthopedician first. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain in the hip and the lower back is likely to be due to a disc related problem. This needs proper diagnosis after investigations like MRI scan. You need to consult an orthopedician for that. Once the diagnosis is confirmed then he can refer you to a neurosurgeon in case the surgical treatment is needed. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal