Hip pain can be very debilitating.  It can interfere with everything - sleeping, working, and enjoying time with family.  Especially for active individuals, chronic hip pain can lead to significantly decreased quality of life.  But there is good news.  Depending on the cause of your hip pain, chiropractic care may be the answer you're looking for.  

Several different factors can cause you do experience hip pain.  One very common cause is called piriformis syndrome.  Piriformis syndrome is a condition that often occurs in relatively active individuals.  It involves a problem with a small muscle in your buttock region that lays over the top of your sciatic nerve.  Patients with piriformis syndrome may experience hip pain, back pain, and pain in the buttock or down the leg.  Chiropractic management for this condition can be very effective in relieving symptoms and preventing them from coming back.  If you decide to visit your local chiropractor, she will do an exam to evaluate where your symptoms are coming from. She will then come up with a treatment plan for your condition and manage it accordingly.  

Another common cause of hip pain, especially in elderly individuals is osteoarthritis.  This is a condition that results from wear and tear on the joint space.  Patients with this condition may experience pain and stiffness in the joint space that is more pronounced when first getting out of bed in the morning.  Pain usually improves with activity but may become progressively worse if left untreated.  Although it is not possible to restore any loss in joint space once the damage has started, preventing the onset and progression of the disease process is possible with chiropractic care.  Talk to your chiropractor today to see if this condition may be the cause of your pain.  

The above are just two common examples of potential causes of hip pain.  Many other causes exist.  If you have hip pain, visit your chiropractor today for a diagnosis and treatment options.  

Dr. Alesha Fleming

Natural Health and Wellness Chiropractic, LLC

Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Fleming is a family chiropractor in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She is passionate about preventative health care and nutrition and enjoys empowering her patients to improve their health and fitness, one day at a time!

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