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Hip Pain

lady-with-back-pain-on-couch-sq-400From mildly bothersome to downright debilitating, hip pain is a common problem with many causes, including arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, muscle strain or injury, and nerve compression.

The hip joint is a critical junction between the lower limbs and the spine, enabling various movements. However, issues like tight muscles, inflammation, or structural misalignment can impair the hip joint and disrupt the biomechanics of the lower body.

This alteration can have a domino effect on the lumbar spine and surrounding structures, leading to discomfort and pain.

Common Culprits: Tight Muscles

Tight hip muscles, such as the hip flexors and piriformis, are often responsible for hip-related back pain. When shortened or tense, these muscles can pull on the pelvis, causing it to tilt forward. This anterior pelvic tilt increases stress on the lumbar spine, resulting in discomfort. Our chiropractors are skilled at identifying these imbalances and using targeted adjustments to realign the pelvis and hip joint, alleviating strain on the lower back.

Addressing Structural Misalignments

Structural misalignments within the hip joint itself can also contribute to back pain. Our chiropractors use specific techniques to manipulate the hip joint, promoting proper alignment and reducing stress on surrounding structures. This approach addresses symptoms and targets the underlying issues that contribute to the pain.

Optimizing Nervous System Function

Chiropractic adjustments positively impact the nervous system, which is crucial in muscle coordination and pain perception. By optimizing nervous system function, chiropractic care can help mitigate pain signals and enhance the body’s self-healing ability.

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If you’re experiencing hip pain, we want to help you get relief. Contact The Wellness Connection today to book an appointment with one of our O’Fallon chiropractors!

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