Sudden Severe Lower Left Side Back Pain?

Question

Asked by bamarayray

Sudden Severe Lower Left Side Back Pain?

I have been experiencing pain in the left lower part of my back, in my hip, and down my entire left leg when sitting or lying down. Do you know what could be causing this?

Answer

Most likely whatever is causing the pain in your lower left back is resulting in the hip and leg pain as well. A number of different things can cause low back pain, including a herniated disk, a pinched nerve or even arthritis. You'll need to see your doctor to identify the source of your pain.

In the meantime, here are some links you might find helpful:

Introduction to Back Pain

Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

A Video Introduction to Back Pain