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Lower back and hip pain

Hi All,

does anyone experience deep, searing lower back, hip and flank pain?

Mine is pretty severe, it actually feels allot like birth contractions (i've birthed two children).
I would love some input, it is a pain I have had for a very long time now.

  1. , I am sorry you are dealing with the pain. If you haven't done so already, I would definitely discuss the pain you are experiencing with your physician. He/she may be able to offer you some treatment suggestions or refer you to a specialist (like a Physical Therapist).

    Do you feel like these are muscle related? Since you said the pain reminds you of contractions (and as a mom, I can relate); a specialist may be able to help you pinpoint the pain and perhaps help you with exercises to combat these episodes.

    I wanted to share a compilation of tips from our community members on how to handle muscle cramps and pains. Keep in mind, it's always a good idea to run any tips you may try by your physician, just to be safe --

    Now, your back pain may not be muscle related, so please take any suggestions here with a grain of salt.

    I do hope you get some relief from the pain!

    Best, Erin, Team Member.

    1. Hey there, I am currently awaiting testing for MS. Due to my neurostimulator device implanted I can not have MRI. However my teenage daughter has been complaining for months and just this weekend explained everything you mentioned?? She has never been tested for MS.

      1. Hi . Has your daughter talked with her doctor about any of her symptoms? They might be MS-related, but there are so many other health conditions that mimic MS that he doctor might want to rule some of them out first. Here is an article that lists some of them: Is your own doctor planning a lumbar puncture or is that too risky with you neurostimulator? I hope you both get some answers and some relief soon. Wishing you the best! - Lori (Team Member)

    2. I have LOWER BACK PAIN
      No hip pain

      I DON'T know WHAT to do about this issue

      Anyone know if there is something I could/should be doing about this back pain ?

      1. Hi . Lower back pain can have lots of different causes. It can be caused by changes in posture due to MS, but you might have arthritis in your spine or maybe spasms that are causing it. So figuring that out is the first step. Have you told your doctor about it? A referral to physical therapy might help you strengthen muscles that support that area and correct any posture issues. Here is an article from one of our advocates that might interest you: I hope this helps. Wishing you the best! - Lori (Team Member)

    3. I read that you have lower back and hip pain and that you have fallen at times. I agree with talking to your dr. I fell once and felt fine. Still used my walker but after a few days the pain started. I finally went to my dr and found out I was walking around with a broken hip and pelvis. He couldn’t believe it. Please have that checked out. Not everything is MS. I found out the hard way.

      1. Oh, wow, ! I am glad you got that checked out before you did any further damage. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

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