Hip problems can cause pain not only when walking, but also when sitting or standing in place, making it difficult to find a position to be comfortable throughout the day. Conventional medicine has a number of treatments for hip pain, but these often require the use of painkillers, steroid injections or surgical procedures. Balanced Health Medical offers a number of chiropractic methods that don’t require the use of medications or invasive techniques.
Hip pain can be a result of falls or side collision auto accidents. The fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones inside the hip can become inflamed, leading to pain that becomes worse with activity. Osteoarthritis can cause deterioration of the bones in the hip, which can cause chronic pain. Tears in the labrum cartilage that surrounds the hip bone can occur, leading to pain. A condition called “snapping hip syndrome” can occur that involves thickening of connective tissue, which catches on the top of the femur during movement. In some cases, osteoporosis, a condition of thinning bones that occurs with aging, causes a fracture in the hip that causes significant pain. Hip pain can also be related to problems in the spine, such as in sciatica, when the nerves that lead from the lower back to the leg become compressed.
Your midtown chiropractor can provide a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your hip pain. In many cases, the problem is not with the hip itself. The pain may stem from problems in spinal alignment that cause pressure on muscles and nerves that connect to the lower back and hip. Once the spinal problem is resolved, the individual finds that the pain has subsided, and movement is again easier. Your chiropractor can provide spinal adjustment of the neck and back, as well as physical therapy and exercise that helps to strengthen supporting muscles. Massage therapy helps to reduce inflammation and heal soft tissues around the hip joint. Your doctor may also use acupuncture to reduce painful symptoms. At Balanced Health Medical, we can provide an individualized treatment plan to reduce pain and improve hip function.
Dr. Calabria and Dr. Inkelis use their knowledge and years of combined experience to help patients in midtown New York to gain greater function and reduced pain, using a variety of chiropractic techniques. Their office is conveniently located near Rockefeller Center, and they can provide immediate appointments to allow their patients to begin treatment, so they can start feeling better as quickly as possible. Call Balanced Health Medical today at (212) 755-1717 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic care can help your hip pain and improve your mobility.