An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Hip pain is a common issue, just look at how many people seem to be getting new ones.
We find that most people prefer to keep the original ones whenever possible and it almost always is quite possible. We often hear that patients have been told by well intended orthopedists that their hips are "bone on bone" or that it is "bursitis" or any number of other diagnosis that translate to - there is nothing you can do about except replace it at some point. The thing with those diagnoses is that they are all based on a picture. Pictures don't function they are inanimate. So there is no denying whatever level of degeneration exists but does your body still have the ability to function with out pain in spite of the degeneration. We have found that most of the time the answer is yes!
In fact, treatment at our office for a span of 2-4 weeks is often one of the best ways to determine if you need surgery. Now if you are not anywhere near replacement discussions then even better! The degeneration is a result of excessive pressure on the hip over a long period of time. By definition what we do is align your joints so that there is no excessive pressure. So in essence chiropractic treatment is the best way to not need surgery. No excessive pressure = no continued degeneration. In rare cases, the parts are too worn out to function well enough even when realigned and thankfully there is the option for a replacement but lets no go anywhere near there.
Call our office now at 703-689-2300 to schedule an evaluation to see if you qualify for Success through Chiropractic!