Reasons You Don't Walk Straight
Here in my office Soft Touch Chiropractic (Porter Ranch California) I have been asked one very important question. Why is it that my hip goes to one side and I feel out of balance?
An imbalance of the hips can cause low back pain, which is why I hear this complaint often.
There could be more than one right answer. However, there are two major issues: one is structural and the other is functional.
Structural has to do with bone formation and shape which could be a result of genetics or lifestyle such as ergonomics or participation in sports. Some people are born with deformed bones and others might have suffered injuries or accidents which deformed the bone.
Here I am going to emphasize on functional. Functional refers to the muscle balance of your body. For example, a hip being out of balance or your body leaning to one side, could be due to weak muscles on one side of your body. Weak gluteus medius and minimus muscles can result in leaning to one side.
Chiropractors have a specific test, which is shown in the video below, to find out if you have a functional imbalance. Low back pain is only one indication that the muscles on each side of the body are out of balance. The other indicator is the feeling of one hip being higher than the other.
If you have either of those two indicators, consult your chiropractor and have them test you for muscle balance. If you are in the Northridge Porter Ranch area, call us today to make an appointment today. 818-831-0100
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