Something Isn’t Right?
Has your body not felt right for a couple weeks now? A couple months?
Maybe you’ve been experiencing pain in your pelvis or you just seem to be walking funny these days.
There’s no reason to ignore that pain.
Knowing is half the battle.
Once you’re able to pinpoint what the actual problem is, you can begin to take steps to actually do something about it.
My name is Sylvia , and I was in your shoes not too long ago.
I was experiencing consistent back pain. It got to the point where it hurt to walk, and I would avoid leaving the house just, so I wouldn’t be miserable around my friends and family.
I’m no spring chicken, but I knew that I shouldn’t feel this bad at my age.
This went on for months until finally, I decided that it was time to figure out what was bothering me. I began to look up my symptoms online, and it turns out that I was experiencing pelvic misalignment.
It wasn’t an easy process researching and learning what caused this issue, but I found ways to treat and manage my pain.
Today, I feel better and stronger when it comes to my body.
Now, I’m here to impart my wisdom onto you so that you don’t have to spend hours probing the internet, looking for an answer to the symptoms that you’ve been experiencing.
I’ll also explain what you can do to avoid and treat the symptoms that you may be experiencing.
First Off, Pelvic Misalignment is Just a Fancy Way of Saying Hip Displacement
The layman’s term means exactly how it reads. When not aligned, your hips fall out of their normal centered position.
This causes your spine and legs to compensate for the weight distribution as your hips are rotated either forward, back, or to a particular side when you walk.
This puts a lot of wear and tear on your body and causes physical pain.
Some Common Pelvic Misalignment Symptoms
So, you’ve obviously come to this blog post because you’re experiencing some type of discomfort and want to know if it’s related to your hips.
Well, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, it just might be.
Here are the common symptoms that people report to experience when their hips are misaligned:
• The oh-so-obvious hip pain
• Pain in the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in your body (also known as sciatica)
• Lower and/or upper back pain
• Knee, foot, and/or ankle pain
• Tight and/or tense muscles; you’ll usually feel this tightness on a single side of your body around your groin, buttocks, or back of your legs
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s likely that you have pelvic misalignment.
With my hip displacement, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my lower back.
I thought for the longest time that it was just minor pain from poor posture or sleeping funny. It wasn’t until I did this research and learned that my pain might be something more serious.
Once I learned about the symptoms of hip displacement, I made an appointment with my physician to discuss my concerns.
Together, we were able to diagnose my pain as caused by my hips not being aligned.
Ideally, it would be a wise idea to get a confirmation from a doctor if you suspect this is the case for you, too.
The Causes of Pelvic Misalignment
Once I realized what the issue was, I wanted to understand how it happened.
Was there something that I did directly or was this pain just a result of aging?
Perhaps it is a mix of both but being aware of the causes of pelvic misalignment can help you avoid the issue altogether.
You’d be surprised to know that they are things that you do every day without even thinking about it.
Misalignment of hips can be caused by common actions and state of being, such as:
• Poor posture when seated or standing
• Having a crooked spine (also known as scoliosis)
• Carrying heavy objects, such as bags or a child, on a particular side of your body most of the time
• Tossing and turning in your sleep
• Crossing your legs
• Previous hip, back, or leg injuries
• Congenital disorders
• Recovering from a recent operation
• Wearing shoes with poor support
• Having poor strength in your core muscles, which are your abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles
• Collapsed foot arches
As you can see, most of these causes are a result of behavior that can be lessened or avoided altogether.
After I realized that poor posture and wearing shoes with poor support was likely causing my back issues, I went out and bought the most supportive pair of athletic shoes I could find, and I made it a point to pay attention to my posture.
You can also exercise your hip muscles, that will help with the misalignment.
How to Cure Your Pelvic Pain
Whatever your situation, you don’t have to live with hips that aren’t aligned.
You don’t have to constantly be in pain. There are very safe and effective treatments out there to realign your hips.
The common methods of treatment are:
• Having a chiropractor realign your hips or adjust your lower back
• Treating yourself to a massage that is focused on your legs, hips, and lower back.
• And last but not least, try some core strength exercises! This was my chosen method to help with my hip pain.
I did a few simple exercises at home each day to help improve strength in my hips and lower back.
The Implications of Not Seeking Treatment
Regardless of how mild or severe your pain is, it’s important that you do seek treatment for it.
You put so much strain on your body when your hips are not aligned, and it can lead to strain and injury, as well as disc and joint complications.
The second I sought help for my pain was the second that I realized there was a future for me where frequent pain did not have to be an issue.
I met with a chiropractor to have my hips realigned.
After that, I began an exercise regimen, and within a month I noticed that my pain didn’t occur as often.
When I did have pain, it wasn’t as bad. I’ve been exercising consistently for a little over a year now, and I haven’t had any lower back pain for about five months.
It’s been a gift!
So, if you recognize your symptoms as soon as you start experiencing them, treatment is easy.
However, if you let your pain go on for too long the wear and tear can lead to serious long-term issues that could possibly incapacitate you.
These can include having to have a hip replaced, experiencing disc injuries, having surgery, or being diagnosed with osteoarthritis.
I hope this post has provided you with the information you need to identify and treat your symptoms.
You deserve to feel your best as you enter the best years of your life.
Recognizing the symptoms, knowing the causes, and seeking treatment for pelvis misalignment can get you on the road to be a healthier and stronger you.
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