ST. LOUIS – Often people go to the doctor for lower back or hip pain, but the source of the pain is not always as it appears.

Dr. Richard Covert, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Back Pain Program at SSM  Health DePaul hospital, says patients can easily mistake the cause of their pain, “About 85 percent of patients that come in with some sort of back or hip problem it’s really not coming from a disc or a pinched nerve, it’s coming from what we call nonspecific back pain, so you really have to look at the patient and look at their structure and how they walk and the length of their muscles.”

The shooting pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness that result from interference of this nerve can have a crippling effect on your life, especially when it is causing hip pain.

Read more about diagnosing and treating your hip and back pain.

Tiffany Campbell
Tiffany Campbell

Tiffany Campbell has over 12 years in clinical research. She has been the Executive Director at a leading institute and worked at Indiana University, Regenstrief & Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute. She's been an international consultant with multiple clients including Google. Tiffany is a behavioral economics geek who loves her family including her pet Pomsky 'Luna' who has a special place in her heart. She has a passion & drives to create & grow products and businesses that change peoples' lives for the better.
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