Hip Bursitis natural chiropractic treatment Spokane

Hip bursitis is caused by repetitive stress to the ligaments that support the hip joints. Most treatments focus on where the pain is: physical therapy, injections, etc. However, the problem often comes from somewhere else. This is especially true for people diagnosed with hip bursitis normal treatments don’t provide long-lasting relief. One of the most overlooked areas of the body that can lead to hip bursitis is actually the neck (cervical spine).

If you’ve been experiencing hip bursitis, low back pain or sciatica, have you considered the possibility that the source of problem could actually be your neck? Especially if you’ve already tried the usual treatment, a different approach known as the Blair procedure can help.


How does Hip Bursitis come from my Neck?

Your brain controls and coordinates every function in your body. One of its most important roles is in maintaining upright posture and balance. The most important sources of posture information come from your eyes, your inner ear (vestibular apparatus), your ankles and the small muscles in your upper neck (craniocervical junction).

As a brief and non-technical summary, in order for your brain to work properly, it must be in an upright position.

Now, what does this have to do with hip bursitis?

Think of the various ways you’ve injured or strained your neck over the years: slips, trips, falls, sports injuries, car accidents (even as low as 5mph), computers, tablets and phones. These micro-injuries accumulate over time, which change the normal resting position of your head atop your shoulders. So what does your brain do? It makes postural compensations all the way down to your low back to balance out the system.

Characteristically, this causes changes in your global upright posture:

Especially if you hip swings to one side but your body leans the other way, this produces a huge amount of strain around your hip joints. Over time, this continual stress can damage the soft tissues and lead to a variety of low back pain disorders:

In this way, your hips and low back pain can be the symptom, but not the primary cause of the problem. And if all your treatment is focused solely where the pain is, it does not get to the root of the problem.


A different approach for Hip Bursitis

Treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic, injections and even surgery do help many people with hip bursitis. However, when the common treatments aren’t quite working, or if the results aren’t quite as long-lasting as you’d expect, this is a sign that the actual problem is coming from somewhere else.

Here is where a unique approach to healthcare known as the Blair procedure can help.

Rather than focusing solely where the pain is, the Blair approach takes a global approach. All parts of the body are interconnected, and one of the most important areas for brain-and-body function is the cervical spine. Every human being also has difference genetics, anatomy and life-circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, a tailored approach that takes all these factors into account is often required.


Specialist Chiropractor in Spokane

The Blair procedure is a specialized form of upper cervical chiropractic care that does not use any twisting, cracking or popping. Although treatment is typically focused on the neck, its effects are far reaching and can have a profound impact on hip bursitis as well. When the body is aligned, moving and stable, it body does what it is meant to do: heal itself.

The Blair technique first involves a physical and neurological assessment, including advanced diagnostic images (either a DAX or CBCT scan) to find the exact location, direction and degree of misalignment in your neck that is most likely causing your body imbalance. From there, a precise and gentle correction is made (again, without stretching, twisting or cracking). As your head returns to its normal position, we see characteristic changes in a person’s upright posture. As this happens, many people with chronic low back and hip bursitis issues experience the relief that they have been seeking for so long.

While it may seem counterintuitive, by focusing on the health of your neck and whole body function, the Blair chiropractic technique offers a unique and natural approach to helping people with low back pain and hip bursitis. So even if you have seen a generalist chiropractor or physical therapist in the past, the Blair procedure is different.

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