pelvic tilt diagnosis
If you have landed on this page, you may or may not have a tilted pelvis. You may be a patient of mine at Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, CA, in which case, you've had a consultation with me and you have been diagnosed with anterior pelvic tilt.
Your back pain stems from an imbalance in the foundation of your spine. Think of yourself as a building. If the foundation of a building is unstable, the walls may crack or break down. You can paint or patch cracked walls, but as long as the foundation is imbalanced, the walls will continue to break down. It is the same for your spine.
Your spine's foundation is made up of the ilium and sacral bones along with the sacroiliac joint that binds them. The walls of your "building" are your spine's vertebrae. During the exam we identified that your pelvis was tilted by palpating the ilium bones and found that they were not level. Your vertebrae are misaligned according to your pelvic tilt. The ligaments in your foundation are unstable, which means one side may be tighter than the other. This phenomenon causes your muscles to take over the job of your ligaments. While the muscles are doing the job of the ligaments, they spasm due to overwork, causing you pain. Your muscles, from your neck to your hamstrings and calf muscles, may be spasmed due to your pelvic tilt.
Both your vertebrae and your sacroiliac joints need regular chiropractic adjustments in order to correct this condition. Adjustments along with home exercises will not only fix your pelvic tilt, but they will also alleviate your muscle tone and return proper function to your ligaments.
Please watch the video below which explains pelvic tilt in a visual format.
If you are a patient, please faithfully follow all instructions given to you during your visit. If you are in pain and have not yet seen a chiropractor, I highly recommend making an appointment for an exam with your local doctor of chiropractic.
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