Hip and Lower Back Pain
Hip and lower back pain; this brings up two questions you want answers to. Although you may be a bit worried about your hip and lower back pain, rest assured it is usually nothing to be concerned about.
You may hear frightening statistics about back pain, and that back pain that travels away from your spine is more serious. In fact, this is not always true.
Read on to find out the 2 questions you probably want to ask, and two answers you need to know. This will help to alleviate any fears you have and also help you to remove your lower back pain. Firstly...
What is hip and lower back pain?
This may sound strange, but hip pain is not actually hip pain. Most people mention the word hip, as the area just out from your lower spine. The area of bony prominence, where most people have a small dimple.
This area is commonly called your "hip". In fact it is actually anatomically called your "Sacro-Iliac" joint. Your true hip is where your leg attaches to your pelvis, in your groin area. If you are having pain here, then this page still applies - especially in how to remove your lower back pain.
The reason your Sacro-Iliac joint becomes sore when you have lower back pain is simple. This joint has no disc and hence no cushioning from the pressures you place on your body. The joint is therefore easier to tighten and being a large joint may swell and become tender.
As the joint is a link between your pelvis and your spine, it is used often with every movement you make. If you have a few joints in your lower spine tight, then these Saco-iliac joints will commonly become tight. It is actually one of the most common variants of lower back pain.
Although this is a common problem, the other most pressing question you probably have is ...
How can I remove my lower back and hip pain?
The beauty of having hip and lower back pain (if you can say having pain is a good thing), is that to remove it requires you to do exactly the same as if you just had lower back pain.
Lower back pain, including Sacro-iliac pain, is caused by 4 main factors - tight muscles, weak muscles, joint movement and pelvic balance. Your Sacro-iliac pain is caused by the imbalance in your pelvis which can also cause lower back pain.
The same applies for the other factors, as the muscles and joints change your lower back pain can arise, as can your Sacro-iliac pain. Lower back pain is a complex issue with simple solutions.
Fail to address all the factors causing your back pain and it will ease temporarily at best, and then return again at some stage - only worse.
To remove your lower back and hip pain all you need to do is address these 4 factors.
However the first step is always finding the cause of your pain. This is not sitting poorly or incorrect lifting. The causes are the distortion patterns that exists in your spine. These create your pain and are the first things to find.
Once you know which patterns exist, you can then target the muscles and joints that are out of balance. Fail to find the cause and your pain will only temporarily fade.
What is the best approach to ease your lower back and hip pain?
To get long lasting results you must both remove the symptoms and the cause. First you must identify which spinal imbalances are present, then attack the symptomatic processes. This can be achieved by using many techniques from ice/heat, Acupressure and anti-inflammatory measures. Then you must perform corrective techniques that target the spinal imbalances.
The principles of Spinal Balancing address the both the pain and the root cause of the condition that is responsible for your back pain. Through self assessments, your individual spinal imbalances can be identified, and a targeted corrective program can be developed for your specific needs.
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