The majority of neck pain isn’t caused by serious conditions, such as fracture, cancer, or inflammatory arthritis.
Fifty percent of all people over the age of fifty have disc herniations, arthritis, and narrowed areas, and have absolutely no pain!
Start stretching: stretching will help maintain normal joint functions and will reduce the risk of injuries.
Lift with your knees: you can easily damage your back if you try to lift something the wrong way. Always bend your knees and lift. One twist the wrong way can cause damage.
1) How do you diagnose whether the pain that I have in my hip is coming from my hip or my back?
Using a continuous x-ray machine, I place an anesthetic inside of the hip joint. I then let you walk around over the next ten to fifteen minutes while the inside of the hip is numb. If you notice that your hip pain is gone, we now know that the pain was coming from the hip. If you still have pain, I know that the pain is likely coming from the lumbar spine. If the pain in the hip area is not gone, I will go ahead and put the local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication on the nerve in the lumbar spine that goes to the hip. If the hip pain goes away immediately after doing that, I know that the hip pain is actually coming from the lumbar spine.
Hip arthritis almost always creates pain in the groin. If you do not have groin pain, but have pain in the buttock or the side of the hip, the cause of your pain is almost always due to a herniated disc irritating a nerve or the hole where the nerve leaves the spine is narrowed and, therefore, pinching the nerve.