Some causes of hip and lower back pain are ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, hernia, scoliosis, kyphosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, piriformis syndrome and extended use of the hip or lower back during strenuous activities such as sporting activities or work, notes the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus, WebMD and Healthline. People who are overweight, smoke, are pregnant, are at least 30 years of age, do not exercise and who feel stressed or depressed with their life are at a greater risk for hip and lower back pain.
People who work at a job that requires heavy lifting are often at an increased risk of developing hip and lower back pain, notes MedlinePlus. Symptoms for lower back pain include a dull ache in the lower back or a sharp needle-like pain, as well as sensations from burning to tingling. Individuals may also experience a lack of strength in their legs. Symptoms for hip pain include pain along the thigh, groin, buttocks, outer hip joint and inner hip joint region, according to WebMD.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that creates chronic inflammation among the spinal joints. It is a disease that can also affect the sacroiliac joints, which include the hip region. If the disease goes on too long, it can create fusion among the spinal bones. It also has the ability to injure the feet, ankles, knees and even organs, notes Healthline. If ongoing lower back or hip pain is experienced, doctors recommend testing for ankylosing spondylitis just in case to avoid these potential additional problems.