CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND HIP PAIN
Hip problems in my chiropractic clinic are very common, probably because there are so many different types of issues and causes surrounding leading to Hip Pain. From falls and fractures to growing old, arthritis, overuse, low back misalignments and muscular problems of all kinds – hips often take more abuse than many other parts of the body.
Issues and Causes of Hip Pain
The list of conditions and causes of hip pain is as long as my leg (starting at the hips, of course).
- Hip and Pelvis Joint Dysfunction (with spine complications)
- Hip Impingement Syndrome
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Tendinopathy
- Hip Flexor Tightness & Pain
- Meralgia Paresthetica
- Lumbar Spine Subluxations
- IT Band Tightness
- Hip Muscle Strain
- Hip Joint Sprain
- Hip Joint Dysfunction
- Poor Posture
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Hip Labrum Tears
- Hip Dysplasia
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
- Muscular Weakness & Imbalance
- Sciatica & Nerve Impingements (sciatica)
Whew! I think you can agree, that is a very long list. I’d venture to say that it’s the longest list of any of the problems we see in our Chiropractic Clinic, although that’s not a great honor by any means.
Why Do Hip Problems Cause So Much Pain?
The hips support the entire upper body, work directly with the spine, are surrounded by some of the biggest muscles and support a large amount of weight. We use our hips to walk, run, skip and jump, putting even more stress and strain on the hips as well as the connective tissue that supports them. And, unfortunately, when we fall the hips usually take the brunt of the force.
All of these factors can cause severe muscle spasms, strains and stress, put pressure on some of the biggest nerves in the entire human body, and cause major problems for the vertebrae and discs in the lower back. For those reasons and more, hip problems can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic Helps to Relieve Hip Pain
There are quite a few ways that chiropractic can help reduce and eliminate hip pain and hip problems that cause other types of pain. We use all of them here in my clinic, including;
- Adjustments for the lumbar spine
- Hip adjustments using a specialized ‘drop table’
- Modalities like massage, heat therapy and others
- Lifestyle advice on how to correct behavior, activities and habits that can cause hip pain
- Nutritional advice (We chiropractors are big on nutrition.)
Not only does regular chiropractic care treat symptoms, it can also help you avoid hip problems and pain in the first place. If you are suffering from any of the hip problems we discussed on this page I urge you to see a contact us and get the help you need before the problems become worse.