Hip ,Sacroiliac Leg Problems
Chiropractic Bringing out the Best in you
A Masterpiece Of Engineering
You sit on them ,need them to walk (your legs connect to them ) and they provide an attachment for dozens of muscles and ligaments .
Your hips are a masterpiece of Engineering
But 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 -out or in ?
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's time to get a chiropractic checkup.
Chiropractors Correct Subluxations
The Vertebral subluxation Complex (VSC) is a distortion , jamming or locking of your spine that irritates ,pulls or compresses ("pinches") 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 ,VSC are often initially painless .You may have one right now and not know it .
Your Hips And Pelvis
When you were born you had many more bones -each of your hip bones was originally three separate bones :the ileum ,ischium and pubis.They fused at about puberty .Behind your hip bones are your sacrum and coccyx; in front they form your pubic bones.A woman's pelvis is wider than a man's ,has a larger inlet and is more curved -for delivering babies.
Sacrum :It is a triangular bone at the base of the spine that joins to a hip bone on each side and forms part of the pelvis.
Ileum(ileum):It is the third and lowest portion of the small intestine ,extending from the jejunum to the pouched -shaped caeum at the beginning of the large intestine.
Pubis :The joined pair of bones comprising the lower front of the hip bone in humans .
Your Hip Joints
A joint is where two bones meet and your hips have a few of them.One of them is a ball -and -socket joint where the head ("ball")of the thigh bone meets the acetabulum("socket") of the hip .Another is the sacroiliac (SI)joint ,formed where the sacrum and the ilium meet .And another is the symphysis pubis ,where the pubic bones meet in the front (they separate a little during child birth so the pelvic cavity can enlarge.)
Lower Back ,Buttock And Thigh Pain
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 mechanical lower back pain " says one report .Another states :" On confronting a patient in severe pain of sciatic (leg pain )distribution the first thought should be "sacroiliac" not "disc".....(with ) manipulation ...surgical treatment is forgotten."
Pevic Organs And Your Hips
The nerves originating from the spinal column in the lower back and hips travel to the bladder ,kidneys ,prostate ,vagina and pelvic organs ,uterus and lower intestines .It is very important to ensure that the nerves to these organs are free of any irritation ,compression or stress.
In fact over a century chiropractors have noticed the intimate relationship between spinal health and hip,sacroiliac and leg problems.
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 knees ,hips ,ankle and feet on that side of your body may show pain and pressure.This is most noticeable when you lie down and is often used as a chiropractic test.
Pregnant women make hormones to relax their joints for easier delivery of the baby .However , if their spines are not healthy ,instability of the hip (and other ) joints may make what should be a joyous time one of pain.
Chiropractor care is particularly helpful during and after pregnancy .Chiropractors have noticed that a properly aligned SI joint ,hip and spine helps ensure a more comfortable pregnancy and a safer and easier delivery and postpartum recovery.
Children's Hip Problems
Since childhood is a very physical time full of falls ,accidents ,cuts ,scrapes and occasional serious injuries ,children should have their spines checked regularly ,including their hips ,their leg lenghths and their SI or sacroiliac joints by a doctor of chiropractic to ensure they are free of subluxations .Chiropractors and body workers have often observed that a stressful birth can damage a child's spine and can cause problems in adult life if not corrected.
Conclusion : Chiropractic spinal checkup should be part of your family''s healthcare regime.This is specially important for children
since sacroiliac and lower back problems may have their origins in childhood .
Pregnant women should definitely have a spinal exam since the stress of pregnancy and trauma of childbirth affect the hips and entire spinal column.
Why wait for a problem to arise ?See your chiropractor for regular spinal exams.
There are many adjusting procedures for the hips and pelvis.
Your hips are a masterpiece of engineering that a chiropractic can keep balanced and in alignment.
Sacroiliac and lower back problems have their origins in childhood .