Why is there hip pain after back surgery?
The spine holds all tissues and organs into place. When one has
back surgery they are sore so their body compensates to the most
comfortable position possible. Thus, you may walk to one side to
ease the pain or even hobble and this can create hip pain. I have a
callous on the ball of my right foot that I have to continue to
keep down because if I don't (doesn't take much to build up) I
notice that I am compensating and my left hip is out and sore right
down to my ankle. Once I have repaired it then I walk better and my
hip problem goes away. In your case after back surgery is could
take several weeks to several months before you can walk properly.
Try a walker if you aren't using one already and try to keep as
much weight off your hips as possible. Physiotherapy is good at
this time and usually doing so in a tepid pool of water is a good
idea as the body becomes buoyant and relaxes you and puts less
stress on your back, hips and legs while still strengthening them.
Hope you get better soon. This hip pain may be from the site which
they harvested bone from to create a bony fusion, but this is only
if you had a fusion surgery.