The hips are a common site for arthritis (osteoarthritis) as we age due to their constant role in supporting our bodies while weight bearing. Unsure of what arthritis is and how it progresses in these joints?
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a fairly common musculoskeletal problem, often presenting in older adults. It is estimated that between 3% to 7.4% of adults will suffer from arthritis of the hip. Unfortunately it is often what causes many people to require hip replacements. Every year in the United States there are approximately 200,000 hip replacements performed. While a hip replacement may be inevitable based on your circumstance, we like our patients to understand what is happening in their body to necessitate such a surgery.
Some people with osteoarthritis of the hip are fortunate enough to forego surgery due to alternative treatments that help to alleviate their symptoms. Studies have shown that chiropractic care may result in increased range of motion, improved balance and gait speed, and decreased disability after a 12-week course of chiropractic care.
Watch this educational video to learn more and call Align Chiropractic with any questions you may have:
Avoid reaching to the medicine cabinet for relief of your pain. Call Align Chiropractic to find out if we can help you lessen your pain naturally.
Pregnant and want to support your back? You don't have to suffer with back pain during pregnancy. Give chiropractic a try so you can enjoy this special time in both of your lives. The Webster Technique is a specialized technique used for pregnant women to align their bodies in a comfortable and effective manner.
TGIF! Please remember to take care of yourself and your back while partaking in summer fun and work around the house or lawn this weekend.
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Dr. Allison Fleming.