Hip & Pelvis
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Whenever somebody comes into our office with a hip complaint, the first thing we ask you to do is point to the complaint.
We do this because some people point here (lateral hip), here (groin), or even here (low back). This is because the "hip" or "pelvis" is made up of 3 big bones. You have your Right hip (called your ilium), your left hip, and the triangle shaped bone in the middle called your sacrum. If any of these areas are out of alignment or not moving correctly, it can lead to a lot of different issues. For starters, look at how many nerves come out of this area alone! There are 5 pairs of nerves that come out of each side and go to different organs, muscles, and tissues throughout your body. Your misaligned pelvis negatively affects these nerves from working correctly, which means that the areas they go to will not work correctly either! This is why the pelvis is the first area we learn how to adjust back in chiropractic school and why we always check your pelvis alignment on every single appointment no matter what. Adjustments to the pelvis and hip help restore proper alignment and motion allowing you to feel better, move better, and most importantly function better So if you sit for hours a day, have been battling hip pain, or just feel like your body isn't functioning as optimally as it should, then be sure to schedule your first visit so we can start with checking your pelvis and working our way up.
- Tight hip flexors
- Anterior pelvic tilt
- Hip bursitis
- Piriformis syndrome
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Avascular necrosis
- Perthes' disease
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Irritable hip syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Sprain strain of the hip
- Femoroacetabular Impingement
work on hips?
Chiropractors work on hips. The anatomical name for the hip is called the femoroacetabular joint and it is located on the sides of your pelvis. If the hip is misaligned, it can lead to several dysfunctions including pain, bursitis, arthritis, degeneration, tight hip flexors, and many more. Chiropractors are trained to adjust every joint in the body, the hip included. There are several hip adjustments that get great results depending on what adjustments your hip requires. These adjustments can involve "popping" or "cracking" sounds and some adjustments can be extremely gentle to bring proper motion back into the hip joint. Many of your hip symptoms start to heal or eliminate completely when the alignment of the hip is corrected. So if you've been experiencing hip pain or other hip symptoms, be sure to schedule here so we can help you get back to optimal!
How does a
chiropractor adjust your hip?
There are several ways a chiropractor can adjust your hip and it truly depends on what your body needs. For instance, a chiropractor would adjust a 60 year old arthritic hip differently than a 20 year old healthy athlete. Some of the adjustments are more manual and can even cause a cavitation, which is the pop sound many people hear when they go to a chiropractor. Other adjustments may require a gentler approach that even uses a drop table or other instrumentation. When the hip is put into proper alignment through chiropractic adjustments, many of the symptoms you were experiencing start to go away or even resolve completely. So if you're finally ready to have your hip issues checked, be sure to schedule here for your first appointment.
Should you see a
doctor or a chiropractor for hip pain?
As a chiropractor, we always prefer to take a more holistic and less invasive route for your health. This is because more invasive routes can often lead to more severe symptoms with added risks. The best part about starting out less invasive is that you can always get more invasive down the road if necessary. Not to mention that the majority of medical doctors prescribe medications for pain symptoms that don't actually directly affect the cause of the pain. Chiropractors are highly trained in musculoskeletal issues that create pain. By correcting the alignment of your joints and allowing things to move properly, many of your pain symptoms start to heal or go away completely. If symptoms persist, then your chiropractor can help refer you to the proper professional for added care. If you've been experiencing hip pain, then be sure to schedule here to help get that pain treated.
2800 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Ste 175
Austin, TX 78704