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Back and Hip Handouts

Browse our collection of some common back and hip ailments.

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Lumbar Disc Disease
Degenerative changes or trauma may rupture the band of cartilage surrounding each disk. Disk material may bulge or into the spinal canal causing pain in the back. + View PDF

Low Back Pain
Acute back pain usually results from an injury or an accident and lasts 1 - 7 days. Chronic low back pain may last for more than 3 months. Treatment of back pain depends on the cause and duration of pain. + View PDF

Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The most common form of scoliosis occurs in adolescents during their rapid growth spurt. It is seven times more common in girls than boys. + View PDF

Hip Pain
Hip pain can be caused by an injury, a fracture, a tumor, or a disease that affects the hip joint, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. + View PDF