Hip Pain Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

Just over 7% of adults in the United States reporting pain suffer from hip pain. If this statistic includes you, you don’t have to live in pain or take addictive medications. The medical team at Health Atlast in West Los Angeles use a holistic approach, including chiropractic care, to relieve pain naturally so you can get back to enjoying your favorite activities. Call today to learn more or book an appointment online.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is a feeling of discomfort at or near your hip joint. You might experience problems with the joint itself, or pain near the:

  • Inside of your hip
  • Outside of your hip
  • Groin area
  • Upper thigh
  • Outer buttocks
  • Lower back

 

The location of pain helps your provider determine the underlying cause of hip pain.

 

What causes hip pain?

Numerous factors can lead to hip pain, especially as you age. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Wear-and-tear associated with aging
  • Automobile accidents
  • Sports or other injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Bone infections
  • Nerve impingement
  • Spinal misalignment

 

Nerve impingement that results from spinal misalignment is one of the most common causes of hip pain. Hip injuries might occur after bending, lifting, or twisting the wrong way with force.

 

How is hip pain treated?

The chiropractic team at Health Atlast use a variety of holistic treatments to alleviate hip pain, such as:

Spinal assessments

Your provider completes a thorough assessment of your spine and overall health and reviews your symptoms to determine the cause of hip pain.

Chiropractic adjustments

An experienced chiropractor at Health Atlast alleviates hip pain caused by spinal misalignment using chiropractic adjustments. They apply gentle manipulation to readjust your spine into normal alignment and relieve compressed nerves that cause pain, burning, numbness, or tingling.

Strengthening and stretching exercises

Your provider works with you to develop customized strength and stretching exercises that alleviate hip pain, stimulate your body’s natural healing process, strengthen the surrounding tissue, and increase range of motion to improve mobility.

 

How can I prevent hip pain?

To avoid hip pain or prevent reoccurrence, regular chiropractic adjustments from an experienced chiropractor at Health Atlast can help. They ensure your spine stays in proper alignment to avoid nerve impingement and hip pain associated with it.

Other prevention strategies include:

  • Maintain proper posture
  • Exercise regularly
  • Support your lower back during prolonged sitting or standing
  • Wear proper footwear
  • Maintain a healthy weight

 

When you’re ready to ease hip pain in a natural, holistic way and prevent it from returning, schedule an appointment with Health Atlast today or book an appointment online.