What causes back or hip pain? It might be the result of improperly lifting a heavy item, straining your back during physical activity, or having been involved in an accident or fall. Often it’s not one significant thing but many smaller ones over the years. So something seemingly minor can trigger what may seem unexpectedly serious. Age can also play a factor, since as you get older, the discs in your vertebrae lose fluid, making you more susceptible to back and hip injuries. Over the counter medication may help with the pain it doesn’t address the underlying problem.
When you come to Ellerslie Chiropractic for back or hip pain relief, we’ll first perform a thorough examination to discover the root cause of your pain. Whether it’s a herniated or bulging disc, incorrect alignment impacting your stability and putting stress on your spinal joints, or a strained muscle, we’ll plan the right care to bring you relief.
If we think you need surgery, we’ll tell you—but you should know your options first. In fact, one study found that:
“Reduced odds of surgery were observed for those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers with back injuries who first saw a surgeon had surgery, compared to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor.”
- Spine, Keeney et al (2012)
By starting with a chiropractic consult, you may reduce your odds of needing surgical intervention to correct your back problems.