• vanessa vanessa
    March 16, 2009
    Pain in lower back and hips?
    vanessa vanessa
    March 16, 2009

    I suffer daily with pain in my lower back and hips. I'ts starts in the lower back at the bone right my behind, thens it goes into the hips? What causes the pain and what can I do without having a surgery? Could this come from the type of work I do? I'm a sales clerk in a major retail store and my jobs requires lots of lifting of boxes, hangers and moving around furniture, like chairs, tables, lamps havey glass vases, rugs, etc. I try to lift from my knees but I can't bend them to much because of arthritis, I' m tired of being in pain?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 18, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 18, 2009

    You will need a doctor's examination to know for sure what is causing your back pain.  A couple of possibilities that come to mind are arthritis or sciatica.  Without knowing exactly what the problem is, it's hard to say whether your type of work caused it, but it certainly can't be helping it. 

     

    In addition to providing a diagnosis, a doctor may prescribe some kind of back support, such as a back belt or brace.  Physical therapy or ergonomic training is another option to help you learn the best way to do your work without hurting your back further.

     

    If you have any physiatrists in your area, they would be a good choice for a doctor.  Physiatrists specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation and are particularly good with back problems.

     

     


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