There are various types of hip pain that occurs; It can be a direct result of a hip based issue such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and tendonitis, or can be referred pain from elsewhere. When there is a pinch nerve the pain can often refer to the hip joint. The pain signals travel along the nerve and pain occurs where the nerve passes or ends.
Through a detailed examination, your chiropractor will be able to determine if the problem is originating in your hip or your low back. Treatment might need to include X-rays to confirm the diagnosis as well as how bad the problem is. Your chiropractor will then be able to put together a detailed treatment program for you.