Natural Hip Pain Treatment
Estimated to affect between 7% and 10% of adults in the United States, hip pain has joined knees, shoulders, and fingers as a leading cause for mid to late age joint stiffness and immobility.
As you might have guessed, hip pain is characterized by pain in the hip joint and surrounding musculature. Left untreated, hip pain can seriously impair a person’s quality of life, constricting mobility and creating a baseline level of discomfort throughout the day. Read on to find out how our upper cervical treatment program can alleviate or potentially even eliminate your hip pain symptoms.
Symptoms of Hip Pain
While the specific symptoms of hip pain will vary depending on underlying conditions, most hip disorders will feature at least one of the following symptoms:
- Sharp or throbbing pain in the hip joint
- Limping or a disturbed gait
- Limited range of motion
- Shooting pains from the hip down to the thighs and knees
- Protracted stiffness in the legs and groin
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Hip Pain
A common cause of hip pain is inflammation or tension in and around the lower back and pelvis. The upper cervical spine surrounds the section of the spinal cord that is responsible for involuntary muscle control along the spine. If there is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, the resulting tension or vertebral impedance can cause contraction in the spinal muscles, thereby tightening the hip musculature and placing excess stress on the lumbosacral and sacroiliac hip joints.
How Our Hip Pain Treatment Works
Our treatment program for managing and alleviating hip pain is built around the idea that pain in the lower body is often linked to problems in the spine and neck. By restoring natural alignment in the upper cervical spine, we hope to relieve built-up pressure on the lower back region and hip joints.
However, before we can get started with this treatment, we first need to assess whether a patient has a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. To conduct this assessment, our chiropractors will initially perform a range of objective tests. After these tests are concluded, we may also use a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scan to clarify the precise angle and direction of suspected vertebral misalignments.
Once we’re past this initial stage, our chiropractors will be able to put together a program to gently correct any misalignments in the upper cervical spine. If you’re worried about the adjustment process, you’ll be glad to know that each and every one of chiropractors are trained to avoid techniques that involve any painful pulling, twisting, or cracking.
Our treatment plan for hip pain is available in Las Vegas and the greater Clark County area. We’ve also expanded our treatment and consultation support to several neighboring states, including Utah, Arizona, and California.