Many people experience pain in their hip and pelvic sacroiliac joint areas that are helped with chiropractic treatment.
The hip joint is a common source of pain. Likewise, a joint in the buttock area, called the sacroiliac joint can cause discomfort. The sacroiliac joint is in the posterior pelvic area on both sides of the body. These joints are related and must be evaluated together when hoping to achieve relief of pain.
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint and is the largest joint of the body. Like the shoulder and thumb it is one of only three joints in the body that moves in all directions.
The sacroiliac joints are gliding joints in the pelvis and move gently back and forth when we are walking.
Sometimes the sacroiliac joints can become misaligned or move improperly. This can result in pain in the buttock area. If the pelvis is misaligned or moves improperly it can affect one or both hip joints and cause them to be irritated also.
Chiropractors are doctors who look at patient’s physical structure. A chiropractor can evaluate a patient’s sacroiliac joints for misalignment or abnormal movement and determine if this is also causing irritation to one or both hip joints.
If there is a structural problem in the pelvic sacroiliac joints and hip joints a chiropractor will give what are called “adjustments” to correct the abnormality. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle and effective. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to perform adjustments by hand or by utilizing specialized treatment tables that patient’s lie on or by using an instrument.
Chiropractic care has been helping patients with hip and a pelvic sacroiliac joint problems for over 125 years without the use of potentially harmful pain medications or invasive surgery.