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What is the Cause of Hip Pain After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Feb 26

Pain in the hips is one of the most common complaints among chiropractic patients. While there can be various causes for this pain, one of the primary causes may be related to chiropractic adjustment.


When a person visits a chiropractor, they may need adjustments to their spine or other areas to reduce muscle tension and promote proper alignment. During this process, targeted pressure is placed on certain joints to ease tight muscles or correct misalignments in the spine or other body areas.


After an adjustment, one potential cause of hip pain is irritation to the surrounding soft tissues from too much pressure during treatment. When a chiropractor applies too much force while adjusting a joint, it can cause discomfort and pain. This type of overapplication of pressure can occur when the patient does not indicate any signs of distress during treatment and, unknowingly, gets exposed to excessive force.


Another possible cause may be that misalignment or tension in other parts of your body, such as your back or neck, could place unnecessary strain on your hips and ligaments, leading to instability in these joints which can cause pain and stiffness. In addition, if during an adjustment, your spine was misinterpreted as being out of alignment, it may have caused undue strain on adjacent joints like your hips.


In some cases, hip pain after an adjustment could also be caused by an underlying medical condition or injury that you were unaware was present before receiving treatment from your chiropractor. For example, an inflammatory disease such as bursitis, tendinitis, or arthritis can manifest itself following therapy and cause persistent discomfort until properly treated with rest and/or medication. It’s always important before getting any physical therapy treatment, such as those administered by a chiropractor, that you discuss any pre-existing conditions with them first so they can take steps to ensure they adjust you appropriately, avoiding hurting certain sensitive areas throughout your body, especially near more delicate joints like those located within the hips area.


Finally, although rarer than all previous causes mentioned above are neuromuscular disorders which are known to develop post-chiropractic manipulation due to improper techniques used during spinal adjustments and may lead to irregular nerve impulses causing temporary muscular deformities that pose a significant risk for injury if left untreated since muscular atrophy (muscle wasting away) cannot fully be avoided without addressing core issues located within related nerve distributions supplying sections around the hips area.


In any case, it’s always important to speak with your chiropractor if you experience hip pain after an adjustment. Make sure to share all relevant health information before treatment so that they can adjust their techniques accordingly. With the right care, your hips should be feeling better in no time.


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You must speak with your chiropractor if you experience hip pain after a chiropractic adjustment. They can determine the cause and provide recommendations for treatment that will help reduce your discomfort. In addition, if there are underlying medical conditions causing the pain, they may be able to refer you to a specialist for further care. By addressing any issues promptly, you can avoid prolonged pain and ensure that you receive proper care for your condition.


Here at Peak Potential Family Chiropractic, our chiropractors are experienced, caring professionals who provide quality care to our patients. We prioritize your health and safety and strive to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment. If you are experiencing hip pain after a chiropractic adjustment, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today!

We look forward to helping you find relief from your hip discomfort.


Thank you for choosing Peak Potential Family Chiropractic!