Hip pain is a common complaint I see amongst my patients. More specifically, patients describe their hip pain as their leg suddenly getting weak or giving out with standing up or walking. Sometimes low back pain and knee pain may be associated with their hip pain. If you have hip pain you’ll know that this discomfort can disrupt your life. However, there’s hope for relief without resorting to invasive procedures or painkillers. In this post, I’ll shed light on how chiropractic care for hip pain can make a substantial difference in your well-being.
Understanding the causes of hip pain
Hip pain can stem from various sources, including arthritis, pinched nerves in the lower back, injuries, or overuse. The first step towards effective treatment is identifying the root cause. That’s where chiropractic care shines. By thoroughly assessing your condition, we can pinpoint the underlying issue and tailor a treatment plan just for you.
To read more about the causes of hip pain read my post: Common Causes of Hip Pain
Benefits of chiropractic care for hip pain
What makes chiropractic care a game-changer for hip pain? First and foremost, it’s non-invasive and drug-free. So there is no need for surgery or medications with potential side effects. Instead, we employ manual techniques to enhance hip joint mobility, spine mobility, nerve function, and muscle function. With our hands-on approach, we can help you find relief and regain your quality of life.
Through chiropractic adjustments, we can alleviate hip pain by correcting your alignment issues and improve the function of your nervous system. For one thing, chiropractic adjustments to your spine helps take the pressure off “pinched” nerves that come from your low back into your hip. So this will help take away your hip pain and make your leg muscles stronger. Secondly, the spinal adjustments, by correcting your posture and alignment, will help you weight-bear more evenly. This has the effect of taking some of the pressure off your affected hip. Thirdly, chiropractic adjustments to the hip joint can restore mobility to the hip if there is a direct problem with the hip joint itself.
Other ways your chiropractor can help with your hip pain
Chiropractic care isn’t just about chiropractic adjustments; it’s about ensuring that your entire nervous system and musculoskeletal system is in harmony using a variety of tools. Chiropractors are experts in knowing how to keep your nervous system, muscle system, and skeletal system healthy. So there are other treatments and guidance chiropractors can give you to manage your hip pain. Let me explain.
Chiropractors can incorporate soft tissue therapies, such as targeted massage and myofascial release, to ease tension and discomfort in your hip. And if more attention is needed to your muscles, chiropractors are trained to refer to other health professional such as physiotherapists or massage therapists.
In addition, chiropractors are well trained in nutrition to support your entire body. For example, if you have inflammation (swelling) or arthritis contributing to your hip pain, chiropractors can guide you on how to control your inflammation with a proper diet and supplementation. So eating an anti-inflammatory diet can help your hip pain as well as taking supplements like glucosamine sulphate, fish oils, and in some case natural herbs.
Or maybe you need to lose weight? Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor in developing hip pain and osteoarthritis of the hip. (1) Although eating an anti-inflammatory type diet and getting regular exercise will facilitate weight loss in most cases, some individuals may require more attention. Chiropractors will often refer to doctors of naturopath for a deeper investigation into hidden causes of weight loss resistance.
Finally, there are times when patients’ hips have too much arthritis. If you fall into this category you may have to get a hip replacement. Your chiropractor can help facilitate this option for you if all conservative measures have failed in helping you get relief.
Patient success stories: chiropractic care for hip pain
Don’t just take our word for it; let’s hear from our patients. They’ve experienced success using chiropractic care for hip pain. From reduced pain levels to improved mobility, their stories speak volumes. Check out our reviews for inspiring stories and see how chiropractic care has enhanced their lives.
“My hip popped out of place from dancing. I got it assessed and was told to come to a chiropractor. My father recommended me to Dr. Collins. I’m so happy with the service here! My hip has improved significantly and keeps getting better with each visit. The staff here is very friendly, always smiling! Also, I like how their appointments are very short and flexible so it’s easy to fit into my busy schedule! “Sierra (student and dancer)
“I started going to Dr. Collins a few months ago. I was in pain and hoped he could help. I was very impressed with the thorough examination including x-rays, balance tests and much more to get a full picture of what was going on with my injury and my body as a whole. Since then, my pain has almost disappeared and I am able to run long distances without being laid up for days after. If you want to see someone who is knowledgeable, straight forward and caring, check out Dr. Collins.”Carrie (Manager Supplement Store)
Preventing future hip pain
While we excel at alleviating current hip pain, we’re also passionate about prevention. Maintaining hip health is crucial. Proper posture, a good diet, proper supplementation, and an active lifestyle can go a long way in safeguarding your hip joints. Regular check-ups with a chiropractor ensure that any issues are caught early and addressed promptly.
Hip pain doesn’t have to be a constant burden in your life. Chiropractic care offers a natural, effective, and holistic approach to finding relief and improving your quality of life. If you’re in Edmonton, Alberta, and struggling with hip pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to me (contact us). Let’s work together towards a pain-free, active future. Your well-being is my priority.
For more information about how chiropractic care can help you and your family read my complete guide to chiropractic care called ‘Chiropractic Care for Everyone’.