Hip osteoarthritis and back pain
For many years I've had occasional debilitating lower back pain usually triggered by me twisting or bending, eg a simple move like twisting to get something from the car back seat. Typically this would happen about once a year, be really painful for three days and take maybe four weeks to fully resolve helped by gentle stretching exercises.
For the past six months I've been unable to walk more than ten minutes whereas I used to enjoy regular ten mile walks. I've been diagnosed as having severe osteoarthritis in my left hip and will be having a hip replacement operation in a few weeks time. I was told that my hip osteoarthritis was a problem that has been developing over many years.
Today I did a little DIY and my back is now really painful. Is it possible that my back is suffering from pain referred from the hip osteoarthritis? Is it possible that the hip replacement operation will help my back problems? Anyone else had or know someone with similar problems?
One new problem is that the exercises I used to do for my back are not really possible now my mobility is restricted due to the hip osteoarthritis.
The report on my hip x-ray says "the sacroiliac joints appear within normal limits."