What is hip pain, and why does it occur?

Hip pain is one of the most common issues that our seniors experience during this stage of their lives. It can present as pain in the hip socket, but it also can be present in the front groin area, or even the buttock area as well. Here are some of the most common causes of hip pain:

Causes of Hip Pain

Bursitis – A bursa is a fluid-filled sac. Bursas surround your joints. They help to reduce friction and cushion the joint. When a Bursa becomes inflamed, it is called bursitis.

Osteoarthritis – This is an degenerative process that occurs to your joints. It is known as wear and tear arthritis and is due to abnormal wear and tear on the joint.

Overuse or Muscle Strain – Physically active or athletic people can have this issue. Putting your hips through repetitive movements can cause issues with your hips leading to hip pain.

Misalignments in the Spinal Column – When the spinal column misaligns, it will distribute your weight unevenly. This causes one hip to be loaded more than the other hip leading to hip pain.

Chiropractic Approach

If you’re looking for a solution to your hip pain that doesn’t involve medication or surgeries, then chiropractic might be right for you. Chiropractic focuses on a condition known as Vertebral Subluxation. Vertebral Subluxation occurs when one or more of the spinal bones misalign disrupting proper biomechanics and altering the vital information transfer over the nervous system. Both, the loss of proper biomechanics, and the alteration of vital nerve messages can affect the function of the hip leading to hip symptoms. Chiropractic focuses on detecting and correcting Vertebral Subluxations to restore the proper internal function of the body.

The chiropractor uses a non-addictive, non-invasive, and often gentle force called a chiropractic adjustment to remove any Vertebral Subluxations present. Complimentary to the chiropractic adjustment, there may be recommendations of exercises and stretches and lifestyle adjustments. These are designed to enhance the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment so that you get the best results possible in the timeliest manner.

To see if chiropractic care is right for you, Dr. Auger will perform a consultation, examination, and if necessary, take x-rays on site. Based on the findings of your chiropractic examination, Dr. Auger will be able to determine if Vertebral Subluxations exist in your spine. If you have this condition, then we can help improve the quality of your life!

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