That Bad Old Hip (and What to Do About It)

July 18, 2018

 Bottom Line:

There aren’t too many daily activities that don’t require the use of your hips. The hip is a ball and socket joint that connects your legs to your pelvis. If you have been suffering from hip pain, even walking around the house can be difficult. However, is that bad old hip a result of age or joint imbalance?

 

Why it Matters:

Chronic hip pain has historically been treated with injections or even hip replacements. These invasive treatments have been performed tens of thousands of times per year, with mixed results. Thankfully, new research has begun to show that proper maintenance of your hips may be able to save you from the scalpel.  When your low back, hips, and pelvis are balanced and have a full range of motion, your hips will have equal wear and tear, and they’re designed to last a lifetime! Researchers have found that adjustments to the low back and hips can improve hip pain by over 60% and provide a statistically significant improvement in range of motion.

  • Low impact exercise and adjustments can improve range of motion and reduce your pain.

  • Research has shown improvement in hip pain by over 60% after chiropractic adjustments.

  • Adjustments have been shown to be over 30% more effective than exercise for easing the pain of hip osteoarthritis.

Next Steps:

If you know someone who has a “hitch in their giddy-up,” invite them to our upcoming workshop, this Thursday at 12:30PM LIVE on Facebook where we will provide actionable health tips on how they can improve their quality of life without dangerous medications and risky surgery.

 

Stay Healthy,

Dr. Kim Gibas

 

 

Join us this Thursday at 12:30PM LIVE on Facebook for our next Body Signals Workshop! Just click on this link to our Facebook page: New Beginnings Chiropractic & Wellness Center. See you there!

 

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Science Source(s):

Relationship Between the Hip and Low Back Pain in Athletes Who Participate in Rotation-Related Sports. J Sport Rehab 2009

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