Severe Joint Pain is the feeling of discomfort of the joints at the lower back of the hips or buttocks. This joints are responsible for twisting movements of our legs. Pain is experienced if joints are locked or become difficult to move Usually, the problem starts if the tissues, ligaments and muscles surrounding around the joints are damaged. Patients may experience difficulty in walking or standing but may feel improvement when lying down.
Anyone Can Experience Joint Pain
As we age, our joints become sensitive and we become more and more susceptible to pain. Sometimes, even simple daily activities may cause severe back pain which we do not even know where it came from.
Although common in older people, according to studies, several risks factors like age, family history, overweight or obesity, pregnancy and poor posture may contribute to severe back joint pain. Athletes are the most common patients of severe back joint pains and most of the time. They do not seek doctor’s advice regarding the pain as it can be remedied by simple warm compress and massage.
Physical and emotional stress can also be a factor of the back pain.
Severe Pain is Felt On The Lower Back
This pain can either be at the left or right of the lower back which may also be felt in the thigh or groin. Stiffness, feeling of sharp pain and grinding may worsen with sudden movements like bending down, reaching up, twisting and spreading the legs apart.
Causes Can Be Traumatic Or Hormonal
Traumatic causes happen when there is a severe damage in the ligaments of the joint like sudden fall.
Patient may also experience changes in hormones just like during pregnancy where tissues, ligaments and muscles may change its composition. Increase in weight may aggravate the joint pain because of the pressure given to pelvis and spinal cord.
Home Remedies are Available To Ease the Pain
Some remedies that may help lessen the discomfort are available at home. Warm bath or warm compress and massage are common therapies. Full rest, exercise and stretching can also help.
Taking anti inflammatory medication can also help.
if the pain does not alleviate after application of rest and home remedies, seek medical attention at once.
Back pains, although severe, do not need medical attention most of the time. However, if the pain becomes frequent of or does not improve with home remedies and comes with fever, you should consult a doctor as it can be a symptom of a much bigger problem.
The doctor will conduct diagnostic tests and medical history investigation to know the symptoms experienced. There can also be some interviews to know if there are other primary causes of the pain.
Some treatments may include injection, anti-inflammatory oral medications, physical therapy and exercise.