Your hips and legs are the support structure for your body, and they end up going through quite a bit of stress! Add in that most Americans usually lack perfect posture and you can see how the support structure your hips provide can start to become painful. Pain in your hips is often confused with back aches, because of the way the spine connects to the pelvis. Hip pain itself is described as pain along the outer hip, buttock, or upper thigh.
Hip pain is most commonly cause by mis-alignments in the low back, pelvis, or sacrum which cause the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments to contract and become stiff and painful. Mis-alignments can put increased pressure on the nerves and cause pain to radiate to the hip.
We can assess the reasons you are experiencing hip pain. The most common causes are posture and stress related incorrect spine alignment, or wear and tear as cartilage
separates (more commonly known as arthritis). These factors, among a few other causes, can easily be treated by our doctors.
By seeing a chiropractor for your hip pain you can treat the causes naturally, rather than just treating the symptoms with pain medications. Chiropractic is also a fantastic alternative to treatment methods which might involve more invasive surgeries.
Once we have determined the cause of your hip pain, we will start treatment promptly so you don’t have to spend more time in pain than necessary. Our office uses a combination of treatment methods for hip pain. Our primary treatment method is usually a spinal adjustment, which helps correct the alignment of the spine which relieves pressure on the nerves. We also use physical therapies like ultrasound and EMS, which naturally remove the pain signal your nerves are receiving. Ultrasound and EMS can also relieve muscle spasms, which contribute to continuing pain. Additionally, our doctors like to provide all of our patients with exercises they can use to help prevent injuries from happening again, and to prevent future pain.
Hip pain is something which our office sees and treats frequently. Through use of chiropractic adjustments and EMS, our doctors have helped hundreds of patients with their hip pain. If you would like more information about treating hip pain, don’t hesitate to ask our office for details!