You sit on them, need them to walk (your legs connect to them) and they provide an attachment for dozens of muscles and ligaments. They are your hips- a masterpiece of engineering. But just like any precision instrument, if they are not fitting just right, all kinds of problems could arise. Do your joints “click” when you walk? Do your feet flare outward or inward? Does one leg appear shorter than the other? Do you have leg, knee, buttock, hip or low back weakness or pain? If you answered yes, it is time to get a chiropractic checkup.
Scientific studies have implicated an unbalanced hip in most adults with low back pain. Dysfunction in the hip joint may be a primary factor in the development of lumbar pain. For over a century, chiropractors have shown that there is an intimate relationship between spinal health and hip, sacroiliac and leg issues. When your hips are uneven, your legs become uneven; one appears longer than the other. More pressure is placed on the long leg when you walk: the knee, hip, ankle, foot on that side of your body may show pain and pressure. This is most noticeable when you lay down and is often used as a chiropractic test indicating a possible subluxation.
Subluxations are a distortion, jamming or locking of your structural system that irritates, pulls, or compresses your nerves; unbalances your posture; weakens your discs; stretches your ligaments, tendons and muscles and can upset your general health. As terrible as all this sounds, many times subluxations are often usually painless. You may have one right now and not even know it.
Call Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic at (321) 636-5200 to schedule your appointment today for an assessment and X-rays to see if you have hip related issues!