Skip to main content

What Causes Hip Pain- and How a Chiropractor Can Help

Pain in the hip can be anything from a dull ache to a burning that can radiate into a patient's leg and glute.

What Causes Hip Pain- and How a Chiropractor Can Help

14% of older adults suffer from hip pain. Many of these individuals could find relief with a visit to the chiropractor and undertake some exercises and strengthening help which the chiropractor will recommend.

 

Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain cause can be as simple as having one leg slightly longer than the other leg, causing uneven wear to the joint. A chiropractor can help with this problem. Help must be sought early before real damage occurs. A 2005 study shows that a number of people, about 17% who have one leg slightly longer than the other, will suffer from hip pain.

 

Other common causes of hip pain are poor sleeping position, too soft mattress, a pinched nerve, early arthritis, over-exercising, running every day or bursitis.

 

Scoliosis

If you have scoliosis you can also have hip pain. A chiropractor can make recommendations that will improve your quality of life, even though he can’t in most cases, cure the scoliosis. There is no quick fix with this condition, and once the scoliosis is diagnosed, the chiropractor can help the patient by recommending some exercises to do. Still, the patient will also need to see a doctor, as the condition can worsen. Most cases of scoliosis can be controlled but not wholly cured unless diagnosed early. In females, up to two years after the onset of menstruation is a crucial time. So it is important to consult with a chiropractor early rather than later.

 

Osteoporosis

Most chiropractors are very gentle with their readjustment procedures, as they are aware that many older people develop osteoporosis as they get older and are at risk of fractures. Despite this, it is a good idea to keep up your chiropractic treatments as they will certainly improve mobility and function in older people with hip pain.

 

What does a chiropractor do?

A chiropractor is a health care professional with special training in manually adjusting the spine and realigning areas of misalignment. They are recognized as trained professionals who give safe, drug-free, and noninvasive treatment to the musculoskeletal system.

 

Benefits of chiropractic care concerning hip pain

Firstly the chiropractor will determine the source of the hip pain through doing a thorough assessment. He will then be able to formulate a treatment plan based on your condition. Much of the evaluation is visual based on his skills.

 

When you stand in front of the chiropractor, he may note that one hip is higher than the other, and this will indicate that you need treatment for realignment.

 

Treatment

The treatment for you may consist of chiropractic adjustment and different aspects of physical therapy.  It may also consist of massage, stretching, and exercises.  You will need to continue with a course of treatment to benefit from the chiropractor’s expertise.

 

If your hips are out of alignment, it will mean that your spine area is compensating, and the pain can be more widespread. This will mean further exercises as prescribed by the chiropractor. He will work at trying to get your hips back in normal position again, and this will ultimately relieve you of the pain. Sometimes you will suffer muscle spasm from this condition, and the treatment will also alleviate this.

Author
Casey Walker, D.C. Casey Walker, D.C. is the founder of R2 Wellness Centers a chiropractic clinic, family-owned and operated in Lowell, Indiana. R2 Wellness Centers mission is, to create health within so that you can live your life free from pain and suffering, Live Your Life, Today. He has been practicing chiropractic since graduating from Palmer Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 2005. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and fly-fishing.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Dr. Casey Walker adjusting a small baby

Reasons to take your child to the chiropractor

Introducing your infant or child to chiropractic care at a young age can be one of the best ways to help set them up for a lifetime of good health. Could your child benefit from seeing a chiropractor? Here's some common reasons why you should.

Sciatica Helped by Chiropractor in Lowell Indiana

Sciatica is a condition that is often misdiagnosed and attributed to any intense lower back pain. Any pain in the lower back that limits your movement or stops you from enjoying life requires attention, but not all lower back pain is sciatic pain.
About 3 million Americans sustain whiplash injuries each year. About 1.5 million Americans suffer chronic pain from whiplash.

Understanding Whiplash

People who are in car accidents can suffer a lot more than a car in the body shop. In this post, we are going to explain what symptoms should prompt you to schedule an appointment to establish if your symptoms you are experiencing are whiplash or not.
A detox does more than cleanse your body, if done properly it can improve how your digestive system functions.

12 Signs You Need A Detox

Toxins are harmful substances that are derived from food, water, cleaning products, and other environmental sources that we are exposed to regularly. That can affect all of the systems of our bodies and how they function.
Whiplash can happen during crashes as low as 3 to 5 miles per hour.

Think a “Fender Bender” can’t damage your spine?

A Chiropractic Evaluation is Beneficial After a Car Accident. When the body is subjected to the forces that occur in a motor vehicle accident, there is always some level of injury sustained by the person involved. To learn more about this injury read on.
Beauty is not just skin deep

Anti-Aging: It’s Not Just about What You Put on Your Skin

If you’re like us, anti-aging products are confusing! Thankfully, the powerful benefits of a healthy diet along with natural solutions can help take the confusion out. When you think of chiropractic, you probably think of caring for your back exclusively.