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I am 55 years old female & how to get rid of the pain around my hip joint and paraspinal muscles ?

hi. Is the pain around hip joint and paraspinal muscles about l5-s1 indicate serious problem ? female-55 years old.i have disc about l4-l5 and l5-s1 levels.and now i complain from pain around hip joint so i go to doctor till me these just strain in muscles but the pain is present so i go to another doctor till me it s abegining of sciatica i have no pain in leg or numbness so iam so worry. please help and what s the right diagnosis of my case and what should i do ?
Wed, 4 May 2011
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Hello Ma'm,
For a woman of your age, an MRI of the spine would pick up some disc prolapses. However its important to check whether these protruded discs are compressing your nerves. This can be confirmed by an MRI. A pure disc prolapse without nerve compression could only be one of the 'n th' causes of back pain. If you have developed weakness or numbness in your legs or lost urinary or bowel control, its a red flag sign; visit an Orthopaedician/spine surgeon soon.
If not, strengthen your back muscles by simple exercises for the back or yoga. I hope the possibility of tumor or infection have been ruled out.
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