Your spine contains and protects your spinal cord which along with your brain makes up the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS runs your entire body. The foundation of the spine is the pelvis and hips, it supports and provides the mechanism for movement of your entire lower body. As the hips and pelvis provided for stability and mobility, which are pretty much polarized goals, it is a rather complicated system. One of the most common problems with the pelvis is its alignment. If the pelvis’ alignment is distorted it can unlevel the entire lower body, it can cause back pain, sciatica, hip problems, chronic hamstring sprains, knee pain, chronic ankle injury, all down the line and all the way up too.
Because so many muscles, ligaments, and bursas connect up to your hip the soft tissues can also be the source of hip pain and problems. Tight or fibrotic muscles can put an unnatural strain on the pelvis and disturb its function, so the two are commonly related. Hip bursas, which are pads between muscle and bone, can get severely irritated due to abberant muscle function. This can create a lot of pain and swelling in the hip and groin area.
These problems are for the adult spine, in the juvenile patient these maladies are compounded by growth plates and bone expansion. That’s a whole new path to follow.
This is all just scratching the surface as far as common problems to this complicated and vital weight bearing area. If you a hip/pelvic problem you can email us or better yet schedule a free appointment and find out what’s wrong and if we can help you. Make the decision to make your appointment and start getting better today.
Since the hip and pelvic bones are such a large part of the lower body it is very important to ensure that you are getting the proper treatment for the pain you are experiencing. In some cases you could be feeling lower back pain and mistaking it for hip or pelvic pain. By talking to Dr. Christopher Kmarnisky you will be able to get a better understanding of what is going on to cause the pain that you are feeling on a typical basis.
In some cases you may require a routine treatment of stretches, massages or Active Release Techniques. Whatever the case may be a proper treatment plan will get you on the way to 100%. Some of these routine treatments can be done in your home, or you can come into our massage clinic to get the deep muscle treatments you need.
Get in touch with us now to get started on finding a treatment plan that will get your quality of life back where you want it to be. Also feel free to take a look at our blog to get more info about the various topics related to hip and pelvic problems.