I have always been active, which is one of the reasons my sudden joint pain made me worry. I was running one day, and all of the sudden, I started experiencing a lot of discomfort in my hip and lower back. I thought about ignoring the problem, but it occurred to me that my negligence could alter my ability to stay active in the future. I decided to contact a professional orthopedist, who recommended surgery to repair a severely damaged disc in my spine. It was a complicated surgery and a lengthy recovery, but when I finally healed, I felt a lot better. Check out this blog for more ways an orthopedist can help you.