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How to Treat Back Hip Related Pain & Symptoms

Suffering with Hip Pain?

Our hips are invaluable to our body and the many functions it performs; they keep us upright, allow us to bear weight, walk smoothly, run, jump, kick and play. Since our hips are engaged in nearly every way we move, pain located in this area can have very debilitating consequences for people suffering with hip related pain. Although hip pain is quite often the result of osteoarthritis or an injury, it can also be a related to other health conditions.

As Chiropractors we can help identify the source of your hip pain and develop a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and start you on a journey to recovery.

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Common Causes of Hip Pain

Hip pain can derive from the structures within the hip joint or from the structures and ligaments surrounding the joint. Within the joint itself, there is limited space for the femoral head to move in the socket of the acetabulum. If an injury or illness triggers inflammation, this space can become easily filled with fluid or blood, causing pain. Inflammation of the sac outside of the hip, the bursitis, can also be the source of pain.  Bursitis is often the result of minor trauma or overuse.

Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Diseases
Among older adults, osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip pain. It involves a cycle of progressive cartilage loss and joint degeneration. Although this degenerative disease has no real “cure”,  there are ways to slow its progression and prevent symptoms from worsening. Other inflammatory diseases can also cause hip pain like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or inflammation of the spine (ankylosing spondylitis).

Overuse Injuries
Heavy wear and tear on the cartilage surrounding the hip joint can cause arthritis and inflammation. Routine daily activities that place stress on the hip can also cause inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the hip. This type of pain can develop gradually overtime.

Less subtle than overuse injuries, fractures and dislocations of  the hip or pelvis are easier to diagnose since they frequently result from direct trauma and can be detected with an X-ray. In elderly patients, a combination of aging, brittle bones, and poor balance makes them susceptible to falls and hip fractures.

Even if no bones actually break, the ligaments and muscles in the hip area can be strained, sprained, or bruised with direct trauma. These injuries can still cause significant pain.

Referred Pain and Other Sources of Hip Pain
Often what patients describe as “hip pain” may actually derive from a different part of the body. Some patients that experience pain in the lower back and hips may actually be suffering from dysfunction of the sacroiliac joints, or the joints that connect the sacrum to the iliac bones. Pain in the groin and hip can also be a result of a hernia, when the abdominal wall is torn or weakened.

One of the more common types of referred pain is sciatica, or inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This can result from conditions like disc herniation, spinal degeneration, narrowing of the spine due to osteoarthritis, or Piriformis syndrome. Irritation of the nerve root can cause pain the in low-back, buttocks, hips, as well as radiating leg pain.


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How Chiropractic can help with your Hip Pain

After performing an intial consultation and physical examination and evaluating your familial and personal history, our chiropractors can work to diagnose the source of your hip pain. Your chiropractor will then create a tailored treatment plan that could include chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, posture advice, stretching, massage. Treatments will aim to reduce inflammation, relax any existing muscle spasms, strengthen weakened muscles, and improve the mobility of the joint.

Multiple studies have found that chiropractic adjustments are effective in relieving sciatica, a common cause of pain in the hip and lower back.  In a study comparing the efficacy of chiropractic to surgery for sciatica, 60% of chiropractic patients with severe sciatica had substantially improved symptoms that enabled them to avoid surgery.2  Cases studies have also suggested that chiropractic can relieve pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction and Piriformis syndrome, which both frequently result in hip pain.3-4

Some patients with hip osteoarthritis (HOA) have also benefited from chiropractic care. In one study, 83% of  HOA patients improved within nine visits to a chiropractor. Treatment included axial manipulation of the hip, stretching, and full kinetic chain treatment (manipulative therapy to the spine, knee, ankle, or foot when appropriate).5

Natural treatments of hip pain can allow patients to avoid the costs and risks of surgery and drugs. Contact us today to learn more about non-invasive relief of hip pain.


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On your second consultation (the Report of Findings), once the cause of your symptoms has been established, we will provide you with a clear explanation of what we have discovered along with the best and most beneficial way forward. At that point you can start your treatment and start looking forward to feeling much better.


What’s Included In Our £36 Consultation:

The key to the great results we achieve with the thousands of patients we treat across our four clinics is getting the diagnosis right, therefore, we have dedicated the first two consultations you will receive to this:

On your first consultation one of our qualified chiropractors will take a full history and will take you through a physical examination to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms. We will then use advanced Digital X-Ray* technology as part of the diagnostic process.

Review of your health history
You will be asked to complete a health history questionnaire which gives us a good overview of your general health history, this is important in understanding how your past may have contributed to your current chiropractic health.

Chiropractic Examination
(Orthopaedic, Neurologic and Palpation)
Your dedicated chiropractor will carry out an initial chiropractic examination, covering flexibility, range of movement, posture and many other general areas.

Postural & Spinal Assessment
As part of your examination we will cover your posture, a key part of assesing your general chiropractic health.

X-ray imaging
If your chiropractor feels it necessary they will carry out a digital spine x-ray. This will help in many cases to quickly ascertain the root cause of any pain and discomfort you are experiencing.
(Any number of x-rays needed are included)

A report of findings
Following your initial chiropractic consultation we will book a date for you to return so we can run through a full report of findings with you. This will explain what was found in the consultation and x-rays, our recommendations and your on-going treatment plan.


To Summarise

If you are suffering from back pain or any of the associated symptoms then you have a choice, you either live with the pain and use painkillers, and we know how that feels, or you click the book now button on this page and start your journey to getting better.

We have kept the price of our initial consultation low to make it easier to start your journey The fee of £36 includes any X-Rays that may be taken so what are you waiting for? It’s time to take control and start living pain free.

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Here is some of what our patients are saying about us;

Zara Bennett
17:53 18 Jan 20
Friendly staff, great service, very professional. Very good for back pain!

Andy Townsend
08:55 15 Nov 19
Always friendly and helpful and above all they know their subject feel better for it. Only negative at £37 a go it's not cheap...

LittleMissAngi .
09:23 21 Oct 19
Staff are very friendly and helpful. You can see the teamwork that goes into the place and it runs well because of it. Treatment is affordable and works! Chiropractor (abbie)has a wealth of knowledge, sports massage is done by a physiotherapist (Mitchell) who also gave me some stretches to aid my healing. Only shown respect by an amazing team! Great friendly and open environment. Can't praise them enoughread more

Christine Warren
17:34 19 Aug 19
Very friendly nice environment

John Harden
21:31 06 Aug 19
Very friendly allways makes u fill u r in safe hands and all the staff all ways have a lovely smile

Andie Freeston
06:20 02 Aug 19
Lovely place and staff excellent

Gary Cardone
09:15 16 Jul 19
Awesome team at LCC in Rayleigh. A number of our team in the UK use these professionals and they are just awesome. Always on Time and always helpful.....If they can help my broken and abused body they can help anyone.

Tammy tilbrook
15:53 11 Jul 19
when i first went here i could hardly walk with out pain let alone ride my loan horse, 6 months later i was back in the saddle these guys are amazing and the staff are all so friendly and welcoming well worth the money ??????

Marie Keeble
16:05 28 May 19
Friendly staff never have to wait.

CJD Dobinson
13:14 23 Apr 19
Cant praise the team enough for diagnosing the problem with my lower back pain and sorting it out, now mostly pain free, carrying on with remedial treatment to get it corrected

Patricia Roberts
07:32 08 Mar 19
Excellent treatment. Pleasant staff. Calm atmosphere. Easy parking.

Janice Hughes
16:13 17 Nov 18
Was suffering really bad neck & back pain with numbness in my arms. Thankfully, with regular visits both are a whole lot better with more flexibility & no more numbness.

Jon Bailey
18:50 07 Nov 18
Hi, I'm Jon. I'm 36 years of age and work as a field technician in aggregates and asphalt. My Chiropractor is Tom and I've been going here for over a year to treat my condition of a twisted pelvis, which effects various parts of my spine. I have been attending on a regular basis to have my spine realigned as this is takes time to settle to its right place. The service and customer care is excellent, i can't fault it. On many occasions with the pressure of my job i haven't been able to attend my appointment on the day, but with a quick phone call the staff have been happy to postpone my appointment to another date. They are able to book in advanced and if any problems one day, you can get an appointment very shortly. When attending my appointment the waiting time is very short. They have free parking too. They have an app, which you can book and see your current appointments and text message reminders. The communication is outstanding. The treatment isn't at all painful. I always walk out feeling a little stiff to start with, yet finding that i'm walking out of the clinic much better than when i walked in. I'd highly recommend to anyone who experiences back pain as all the time I've been to the GP's over 15 years, they have sent me away with pain killers. This has only just masked the problem and actually caused other issues as i didn't receive the correct treatment. Going to Life Chiropractic has made my day to day life much more manageable rather than a struggle. It's a small price to be happy!p.s: I don't use painkillers anymore! Also the girls at the reception desk are fantastic. They always make you feel like a VIP and there's a bowl of sweets!!!read more

Alan Bates
15:54 02 Nov 18
I had a horrible pain in my back almost ruined a Europa league trip to Madrid.I decided after suffering this pain that I would call life a Chiropractor.I met the lovely staff and booked my series of treatments that were not only reasonably priced, but the cost can be spread over monthly direct debits. so we have lovely welcoming staff who deal with appointments and the initial consultation involved x-rays and a discussion about treatment. during early treatments I was a sceptic for a good few weeks and did not know if they were helping much, but then I had that eureka moment where I did something active that would normally have hurt me and I had no pain and by back is so much stronger. I am continuing planned maintenance and have massages.I am really happy with the treatment of my back and the way I am treated by the staff. Nina, Abbie and Mitchell have all been brilliant and Emma and the girls are really helpful. even though their choice of music maybe a bit debatable at times, I am not an Abba fan.Life Chiro at Rayleigh is a great clinic and I am a happy customer. Alan Batesread more

Steve Mallion
20:09 01 Nov 18
I want to thank the staff at Life chiropractic Rayleigh for the support and advice they’ve given me over the years. I’ve suffered from lower back pain for years and have visited many places in an attempt to find something to alleviate it. After an initial consultation & X-Ray,Abbie then pinpointed the areas that were leading to my condition and not only treated the site but showed me preventative techniques to stop my condition building up. With that and healthy suggestions from the team it’s really transformed my condition. I no longer suffer with back pain,I manage it with the help and guidance I recieved at the Rayleigh clinic. Go there with an open mind,take on the suggestions and recover. Thank you more

sarah mills
16:03 23 Oct 18
Rob has worked wonders on my long term back health. I wished I had come here sooner.

Brian bettell
15:58 16 Oct 18
The cleanest company we have ever been to, and we have been to many .Emma out of this world all staff fantastic have been going for about 3 years has helped my problem.

troy darvell
06:57 27 Aug 18
Can't rate this place high enough, have worked miracles on my back and have been using them now for almost 7 years.... The staff are amazing warm and friendly and the practisioners are of very high standard, I have a monthly maintainance session and now live pain free...... my GP could not offer any more help other than prescribe pain killersread more

Jill Moore
21:38 16 Aug 18
Such nice people x

19:01 24 Apr 18
Abbi and Terri are legends. Simple.

Ian Clifford
22:48 03 Jan 18
Very friendly and helpful staff.

Harry Vallance
22:15 10 Nov 17
The people that work there are lovely. The prices are not that bad for the service you get. You can also get a hot drink while waiting. They have wheelchair access.

Odette Dale
11:55 18 Oct 17
This is good if you have back and neck problems

08:57 16 Oct 17
I've been treated by Abbie many times, she is professional and very knowledgeable, great results highly recommended

Nicola Davis
16:17 23 Feb 17
Wonderful staff and treatment. Stefan has been my chiropractor for over a year now, I have a long term condition and he keeps me moving and free from pain. I wish I'd visited sooner!! I would highly recommend Life Chiropractic, don't leave it, go now!

richard yellop
11:40 21 Feb 17
I came to Rayleigh clinic when my back completely went I couldn't move, sitting down hurt me, standing hurt me, laying hurt me. when I got to the clinic they were very welcoming and went through everything they did and explained how the spine works. After a few treatments I was already starting to move a lot better, I could sit for longer than 5 minutes. After a few months I was back at work building my strength back up which I didn't think I would be able to do. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is suffering from back problems. 🙂read more

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*X-rays are taken only when required required according to the chiropractor’s discrepancy

References: 1. Wedro, Benjamin. “Hip Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment Information and Diagnosis-eMedicineHealth.” 2. McMorland G, Suter E, Casha S, du Plessis SJ, Hurlbert RJ. Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2010; 33(8): 576-584. 3. Chapman C, Bakkum BW. Chiropractic management of a US Army veteran with low back pain and piriformis syndrome complicated by an anatomical anomaly of the piriformis muscle: a case study. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2012; 11(1): 24-9. 4. Kamali, Fahimeh and Esmaeil Shokri. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2012; 16: 29-35. 5. Brantingham JW, Globe GA, Cassa TK, et al. A single-group pretest posttest design using full kinetic chain manipulative therapy with rehabilitation in the treatment of 18 patients with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy 2012; 33(6): 445-57.