A Unique, Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management
Eliminating Chiropractic Hip Pain Forever
Published on by Dr. AJ Geisheker
While you may not be experiencing extreme hip pain yourself, someone you know may be. Find out what a parent or grandparent is experiencing, along with some helpful tips to get them through.
The basics: Your hips and legs support your entire body, providing stability, strength, mobility, and flexibility in your daily activities. Misalignment of the spine can cause both hip and leg pain by irritating the nerves, causing painful muscle spasms. As these areas of the body receive nearly continuous usage, they can suffer a great deal of stress. More interestingly, your hip pain may be mistaken for back pain, due to the connections between the pelvis and the spine. Dr. Kauf is able to treat your hip pain if it is the result of a misalignment in your spine or back.
There is a cushion of cartilage between the thigh and hip bones that helps prevent wear. Eventually the cartilage itself wears down, which can lead to arthritis. Pain can also occur due to sprains or fractures, which usually only happen to older people who have osteoporosis.
Other causes of hip pain can be from sitting for long periods of time as well as poor posture leading to a slipped disc or leakage of the contents of the disc. This usually leads to pain in the hips and legs. In some cases, sciatica can occur when the disc presses against the spinal nerve, and can lead to weakness and numbness in the legs. In more severe cases, surgery is required to remove the leaked disc material and relieve the pressure.
The relief: Dr. Michael Kauf can treat hip pain without surgery or medications. Unfortunately age-related arthritis cannot be reversed, but the process can be slowed to delay possible surgeries.
Did you realize most kinds of hip pain can be treated through manipulations and spinal adjustments? In addition to adjustments, Dr. Kauf will recommend appropriate exercises to help rehabilitate the hip joint and stabilize the misaligned components. He will also work with you on your posture, work habits, sitting posture, and even diet to resolve the real cause of your hip pain. Schedule an appointment with your CHIROPRACTOR today to get to the root of your hip pain!