5 Types of Hip Pain that Chiropractic Treatment Could AlleviateYou rely on your hips for everything from walking to kicking to bending. Obviously, it’s hard to get around if essential body parts continually ache. If you have chronic hip pain, don’t suffer needlessly. Come to Spine Correction Center of the Rockies so our chiropractors can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan. Here are five causes of hip pain we can treat with chiropractic care.

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory joint disease and the most common cause of hip pain among older adults. It causes stiffness, swelling, joint degeneration, and progressive cartilage loss. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is another inflammatory disease that causes joint pain. Rather than being caused by wear and tear, RA is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks healthy tissues as if they were foreign invaders.

There’s no cure for arthritis, but ways exist to help slow the disease and minimize your symptoms, including chiropractic care. In one study conducted in 2010, more than four out of five patients with hip arthritis noticed improved symptoms after nine or fewer chiropractic treatments.

Other Types of Inflammation

Arthritis isn’t the only type of inflammation that can cause hip pain. Swelling can occur within the joint itself as a result of an injury or illness. Space is limited here, and if the joint fills with fluid or blood, you’ll experience pain.

Small jelly-like sacs outside the hip joint, known as bursae, can also become inflamed. This condition, called bursitis, often results from overuse or minor joint trauma.

Even inflammation located elsewhere in your body can cause referred pain in your hip. Inflammatory bowel disease and inflammation of the spine (ankylosing spondylitis) are just two examples.

Since one aim of chiropractic care is to reduce inflammation, treatment at Spine Correction Center can certainly address hip pain caused by swelling.

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve runs from your pelvic region down the back of your thigh all the way to your feet. Inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve results in sciatica. This condition results from any injury or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can include bulging discs, spinal degeneration, herniated discs, or osteoarthritis. Sciatica can cause radiating pain in various places in your body, including your lower back, the backs of your legs, and your hips.

It’s well known that chiropractic treatment can relieve sciatica symptoms. In one study from 2012, nearly two-thirds of chiropractic patients were able to avoid surgery thanks to dramatically improved symptoms from this non-invasive treatment method.

Overuse

Athletes, dancers, and other physically active people experience hip pain as a result of overuse. The joint and surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments become inflamed and irritated, making it difficult to maintain an active lifestyle.

To prevent excessive joint wear and tear from developing into arthritis, we encourage active individuals to visit a chiropractor regularly. Our treatment can help reduce inflammation and improve mobility to help your hips stay healthy and strong.

Trauma

While overuse injuries occur gradually, traumatic injuries aren’t so subtle. If you fracture or dislocate your hip, the pain can be immediate and severe. Even if you don’t break any bones, your ligaments and muscles may be strained, sprained, or bruised as a result of slipping and falling. The pain from these injuries may keep you bedridden for weeks.

Fortunately, chiropractic care can help you heal faster. By helping to relax muscle spasms and strengthen weak joints, you can recover from your traumatic injury and get back on your feet faster than if you skip chiropractic treatments.

Schedule Chiropractic Care to Help with Hip Pain

There’s no reason to live with hip pain when you have natural treatment options available. Avoid the risks of surgery and prescription medications by coming to Spine Correction Center for non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical care.

We’ll begin with a free consultation to see if our clinic is the right place to treat your hip pain. Then, we’ll shape a customized treatment plan to help restore a pain-free way of life! To get started, please contact our Fort Collins office at (970) 658-5115 today.