Your hips are one of the most central weight-bearing joints in your body. If it’s damaged, or in pain, it can throw off how your whole body acts. Hip pain can be excruciating, and if you have it you’ll want treatment as quickly as possible. More than half of Americans have some kind of pain they live with. On the search for relief, you might have missed chiropractic. But, can chiropractors help with hip pain?
What Causes Hip Pain?
There are many causes of hip pain, and each requires different treatment. Below are some of the most common causes of hip pain.
Arthritis and Inflammation
Inflammation of the hip joints can easily bring hip pain. Injury or illness can inflame the hip joints, but so can arthritis. Older adults frequently struggle with osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that causes inflammation. If you have arthritis in the hips, then they’ll often be in pain.
Overuse Injuries and Trauma
Frequent stress put on your hips can also lead to pain. This is known as an overuse injury. Agitating an overuse injury can gradually make the pain more severe. Hips can also receive physical trauma in the form of fractures and dislocations. No matter the injury, if your hips take damage, they’ll hurt.
Other Sources of Hip Pain
Sometimes the hips aren’t the actual cause of hip pain. In some cases, “hip pain” actually originated from another area of the body. Pain in the lower back and hips can sometimes be attributed to dysfunction of the sacroiliac joints or the joints that connect the sacrum to the iliac bones. If you’re experiencing hip and groin pain, you might actually have a hernia.
How Can Chiropractors Help?
From arthritis to injured hips, chiropractors have treatments to help with hip pain. For arthritis, a disease that is not possible to cure, chiropractors can help alleviate and prevent pain and slow the progression of degeneration with proper alignment. Sometimes all hips need is a realignment, which chiropractors specialize in. Chiropractors can determine your source of pain, as well as come up with a specific and specialized healing regimen to help with your exact problems. This can include realignment, massage, exercise therapy, dry needling, posture advice, and even coordination with other health care professionals. No matter what is causing your hip problems, chiropractors can help you find relief from hip pain.
Can chiropractors help with hip pain? Yes, a chiropractor will find the cause of the pain and come up with a unique healing regiment for your problems. If you have hip pain or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.
We specialize in treating patients suffering from hip pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!