How Chiropractic Care Can Treat Hip Pain

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Chiropractic Care for Hip Pain

We use our hips for everything, including simple daily activities like walking and bending. Your hips are a vital part of your body, and hip pain can prevent you from doing the things you love, and even simple movements will become challenging. Hip pain can complicate your life in many ways, but chiropractic care can help treat this kind of pain.

Chiropractic treatments can help address four main types of hip pain, including the following:

Arthritis

This condition can develop due to wear and tear, acute injury, or various pathological or metabolic conditions. Arthritis of the hip can significantly reduce the quality of your life because it will decrease hip mobility and function due to loss of cartilage, the presence of pain, and cause a change in how you walk . While there is no cure for arthritis, chiropractic treatments may help slow down the progress of this condition, and it can also help ease your symptoms. The chiropractors goal is to provide the patient with relief and improve their overall quality of life. 

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve starts from the lower back and goes along the back of the leg, all the way to the foot. It is the longest nerve within the human body, and any pain present along the path of this nerve is often called sciatica. Often times sciatica is caused by an issue in the lower back, but sometimes it can actually be caused by something in the hip. Chiropractic care can help by identifying and addressing the root cause of sciatic pain, whether it is from the lower back or the hip joint. 

Overuse Injury

This kind of injury starts gradually and will get worse over time as the injured area or structures get used more and more. Overuse injuries are common when it comes to hip pain, since the hip joint is being used all the time. Seeking chiropractic care for these kinds of injuries can help reduce your symptoms and prevent the injury from becoming chronic. Visiting a chiropractor regularly can help tremendously with hip pain resulting from overuse injuries, and your chiropractor will restore the proper spine and hip alignment during treatment to help promote muscle balance, joint movement, and overall patient mobility. 

High-Impact Injury

This kind of injury results from a sudden incident like a sports injury, fall or car accident. A chiropractor will focus first on pain management in these situations and over time will help patients recover by helping them regain their pre-injury levels of function. 

Why Seek Chiropractic Care when Experiencing Hip Pain?

Depending on the cause, chiropractors can help relieve pain by applying a variety of treatment, both hands on and instrument based. They can make the necessary adjustments to help improve hip functioning and decrease hip pain. When addressing hip pain, they will also focus on body alignment and function related to the hip, so you may experience several benefits from this type of treatment. It can help you return to your daily routine and regular activities, and in some cases it can hold off the necessity for hip surgery.. 

Conclusion

Are you experiencing hip pain? At Burnaby Heights Chiropractic, Dr Eaton uses specific hands-on manipulations to help mobilize your joints, which also helps relieve ongoing pain. He is professionally trained, and these treatments can help with many conditions affecting your cartilage, bones, connective tissue, muscles and joints. 

Dr Eaton will focus on the issue you are experiencing. Hands-on manipulations can have a drastic positive impact with regard to pain relief—the adjustments he makes during treatment may be very effective for neck, back and hip pain. These treatments may prevent the need for pain relievers, and regular chiropractic treatments may even prevent the need for surgery. 

Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for hip pain, and let our friendly staff help you schedule your appointment! Call today at (604) 298-0525.

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