Chiropractic Care Helps Give Hip Pain Relief

Hip pain aggravates many people. Discomfort of the hip can limit one’s ability to stand or walk as long as a person would like, affect sleeping well because it’s difficult to lie on the painful side and, possibly lead to a major surgical hip replacement. This article will discuss how chiropractic care can eliminate or reduce hip pain and delay or avoid the need for hip surgery.

Most hip pain occurs from everyday wear and tear. This can lead to osteoarthritis, limit hip range of motion, and the ability of the hip joint to bear the weight of the body.

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint made up of thigh bone, called the femur (the ball) and the pelvic bone, called the iliac bone (the socket). However, the hip joint is closely related and associated to the entire pelvic structure. The pelvis is made up of the large bones in the lower part of the body.

When chiropractors evaluate a patient suffering from hip pain, we not only look at the hip joint itself, but the entire pelvis and the patient’s ability to carry the weight of the body evenly on both feet. A chiropractic evaluation may entail looking at a weight-bearing x-ray of both hips and the entire pelvis in the initial evaluation process. If the pelvis is twisted and unlevel a patient may be bearing too much weight on the side of the painful hip, contributing to their discomfort.

When treating a patient with hip pain chiropractors will often use a combination of methods to achieve the best possible outcome with respect to pain relief. This can include chiropractic manipulation, also called chiropractic adjustments, to the pelvis to correct imbalances. There are multiple types of chiropractic adjustments depending on the patient, their condition and age and preference. I have patients who have had one or both hips replaced and have used a low, force, gentle, safe type of chiropractic adjustment successfully with these folks for many years, some for decades.

Treatment may also include certain soft tissue, trigger point pressure techniques to relieve tight muscles that are in spasm. Patients are instructed to perform specific exercises that they can perform at home. Proper use of cold packs, also at home, can help to reduce inflammation.

By following through with chiropractic care, most patients find considerable relief of hip pain and restoration of their normal activities.

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Chiropractic Care: A Practical Approach To Lower Back And Neck Pain Relief

Many people suffer from neck and lower back pain. They are interested in a practical approach in obtaining neck and back pain relief. Proper alignment of the spine and pelvis can help most people and with these complaints. This article will discuss how chiropractic care and proper spinal and pelvic alignment can be the answer to spinal pain relief.

Studies show that by the time a person in the United States reaches 40 years old 80% will have suffered a significant episode of neck or lower back pain. Many of these people, will experience more repeated episodes leading to chronic pain in the neck or low back. They are looking for a practical method of elimination of their pain that does not entail taking dangerous, possibly addictive and fatal opioid or anti-inflammatory medications. Since spine surgery does not fit into their definition of practicality, it is also ruled out by most spine pain sufferers. Of course, cost is a major consideration for people looking for a practical solution to neck and back pain relief.

If we look at the spine from the front, ideally, the spinal column should be straight, and the pelvis should be level. If this is the case, a person carries their weight evenly on both feet. If we look at a person from the side is important, that their head and shoulders are not slouched forward, but be carried in a posturally correct manner back over the rest of the body.

For many people, this is not occurring. If the spine and pelvis is out of alignment, it can cause people to have lower back pain, neck, pain, headaches, sciatica and other conditions. For instance, people who have slouched posture with their head and neck carried forward, commonly suffer from neck pain, upper back pain, tension and migraine headaches. Women who are pregnant experience increased weight bearing as the baby grows which causes the pelvis to shift forward and create susceptibility for lower back pain development. Pelvic pain may develop with abnormal alignment of the pelvis due to stress and tension of muscles and fascia of the pelvic floor.

While performing exercises, getting massages, and yoga will help soft tissues they are not sufficient, nor practical in addressing mechanical spinal and pelvic alignment problems.

The chiropractic profession’s main focus is treating spinal neck and lower back discomfort through the use of gentle chiropractic spinal manipulations, also termed chiropractic adjustments. These procedures are aimed at correcting misalignments and improper movement of the spinal and pelvic joints. Chiropractors do not perform spinal injections or surgery and do not prescribe medications. Chiropractic is the largest natural healing profession in the world. Chiropractors are considered as the preeminent healthcare providers, when it comes to relieving spinal pain. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained to diagnose and treat physical, mechanical alignment problems of spine and pelvic pain, leading to neck and lower back pain relief.

Most people suffering from back and neck pain would like a practical, common-sense solution. Chiropractic care is the answer for people suffering from spine discomfort. They will find a cost-effective, drug-free, nonsurgical, effective, and safe approach that will bring about positive effects in a reasonably short period of time. The chiropractic profession prides itself on its continuing advances of providing over 125 years of pain relief for those suffering from lower back and neck pain discomfort.

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Chiropractic Care Gives Sciatic Leg Pain Relief To A Patient

Sciatica is one of the most painfully excruciating conditions a person may endure. In my 38 years of chiropractic practice, I have seen many patients suffering from sciatica. Recently a patient, Steve, came to my office, looking for sciatic leg pain relief. He said his discomfort hadn’t allowed him to get good night’s sleep in over a week and he had difficulty sitting for more than 10 minutes, which made it difficult for him to drive. This article will discuss the treatment techniques that gave Steve relief from sciatica.

First, it let us define sciatica. We all know the spine is made up of a column of bones. These bones are called vertebrae. The last five movable bones of the lower part of the spine are called the lumbar vertebrae. Between each of these bones are openings where nerves exit and combine in the buttock area into one large nerve called the sciatic nerve. This nerve then descends down the leg, innervating the entire lower extremity.

When an injury occurs in the lower spine, it can cause problems of misalignment of the lumbar vertebral bones and pelvis and also cause herniation, bulging and protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs. This injury results in a pinched sciatic nerve. The resulting pain is called sciatica or sciatic nerve pain.

It is common for the patient to have only mild pain in the lower back, but much stronger pain in the buttock and hip area and significant pain in the thigh, and/or calf. This pain can make it very difficult to sleep, sit, bend at the waist and carry objects.

Steve’s treatment involved a multifaceted approach. First, we used a specialized table Steve could lie on that provided safe, mild traction to reduce his lumbar disc protrusion. Next, we did pressure point therapy to areas of his hip, buttock and along the side of his thigh and calf to release tension and tender points. He said this, especially started to give him relief of his leg pain. We also performed gentle, chiropractic manipulations, sometimes called chiropractic adjustments, to realign his spine and pelvis so that he carried his weight evenly on both legs. With sciatica it is very common to be carrying more weight on one leg than the other. Electrical muscle stimulation was used to reduce muscle spasms of his back and buttocks.

He was given home instructions of stretching and using cold pack applications to reduce inflammation of his back. A person having a lower back problem is more vulnerable to aggravate the lower back early in the day, so he was also instructed to guard his activity during this critical time. Steve was diligent with his home care.

After the first week of treatment, his sciatica was 25% better and he was sleeping more comfortably. At the end of the second week his leg pain was lessened by 50%. At the end of four weeks, he had almost no leg pain. He was able to drive and sit longer without having to get up and stand because of his sciatic pain. It took a few more weeks to completely give him full sciatic pain, relief.

Steve was able to get sciatic pain, relief without surgery and without taking potentially addictive opioid medications. Treating sciatica truly involves teamwork between the doctor and the patient. Chiropractic care has been a conservative safe, effective, source of pain relief for sciatic nerve pain for over 125 years.

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