Centro de la columna Vertebral: October 01, 2019
Is it possible to have a herniated disc in the hip? If you have ever asked yourself this question, this post is for you. This time, we will tell you more about the anatomy of herniated discs, as well as some of their symptoms so you can have more information about this topic. Remember to seek professional medical advice in case you have chronic back pain.
The quick answer is: no, you cannot have a herniated disc in your hip.. The hip is a joint that connects two bones: the femur and the coxal bone. The union between these two bones contains cartilage, which allows mobility in the hip; when it is painful it can be due to muscle problems or wear, or even a blow can cause chronic pain.
However, a herniated disc is a protrusion of the contents of the intervertebral disc, which make up the spine, as its name suggests. The spine ends at the sacral bone, which connects it to the pelvic area, that is, it does not have a direct relationship with the hip.
There are no intervertebral discs in the hip and therefore there cannot be a herniated disc in this part of the body.
This does not mean that there cannot be pain in the hip, of course there can be pain and loss of mobility, but its causes are different. In the case of a herniated disc, the pain concetrates more in the lower back area.
If you have pain in your hip or back, do not hesitate to go to a doctor. Pain is a subjective experience and is often not focused in a specific way, which can lead us to think that our hip (or back) hurts when in fact the sensation comes from somewhere else. Only through medical examinations and tests is it possible to determine the true cause of the pain and obtain adequate treatment.
At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs. Come in for an assessment appointment to evaluate your case and receive quality medical care.