Natural Hip Pain Treatment at St. Joseph Chiropractic
Hip pain can disable you even more than you might realize. Damage or injury to this important weight-bearing joint can make standing, walking, or even sitting quite painful. But you don't have to surrender to the limitations imposed on your lifestyle by a nagging case of hip pain. Our chiropractor at St. Joseph Chiropractic, Dr. Craig Mattox, can help you optimize your hip function and get your pain under control through our all-natural, drug-free treatment modalities.
Getting a Handle on Hip Pain
Hip pain can stem from acute injury, chronic overuse, or degenerative issues. If your musculoskeletal alignment is less than ideal, you may be placing too much stress on one of your hip joints. Over time, this can create chronic bursitis, tendinitis, and muscle strain. It can also hasten the development of osteoarthritis in the hip -- a condition that more usually occurs with age. Athletes and workers who overuse their hip joints can develop repetitive motion injuries. Your hip pain might not even be a hip problem; it might be referred pain from a pinched nerve in the lower back.
Chiropractic Adjustment and Other Therapeutic Strategies
Trying to numb your hip pain with drugs might not provide meaningful relief; nor will it do anything to minimize further damage to your hip joint. But at the same time, surgery may be a more extreme option than you actually need. Our chiropractor will examine your hip to check for degenerative conditions while also evaluating your musculoskeletal alignment, stance, and posture. We will also check for signs of acute soft tissue injury or chronic strain. Based on our findings, we can produce a personalized treatment plan that may include:
- Spinal chiropractic adjustments to equalize the weight on your hip joints
- Extremity adjustments to the hip joint itself
- Cold laser therapy to relieve inflammatory pain and swelling
- Kinesiology tape to support injured hip tissues
- Unweighted treadmill/traction therapy
Ask Our Chiropractor to Help Your Hip
If you're looking for hip pain management that actually treats the underlying causes, then you're looking for St. Joseph Chiropractic. Call (816) 279-0700 today to schedule a consultation!