There are many potential causes of Back Pain, but today I want to highlight something that can often be overlooked…and can also be fixed.
That is your pelvis!
If your pelvis is not aligned properly it can lead to Back Pain…and Hip Pain…and Knee Pain…and pelvic floor dysfunction (a.k.a. peeing your pants a little when you cough, sneeze or lift something heavy) and MORE!
An uneven pelvis is more common than you think. In fact, I would estimate I see this problem in OVER 50% of the patients I see in my clinic with Back Pain.
If one side of your pelvis is higher or is rotated out of position its going to put a lot of strain on the joints, ligaments and discs in your lower back. It causes some muscles to be tight and painful, or even worse it can cause severe spasms. Other muscles are overstretched or become weak. Nerves can become irritated and cause severe pain. It also alters how you walk and can affect your balance too.
NOT GOOD, RIGHT?
If this is overlooked or not corrected the problems can start to spiral out of control.
What may have started as Back Pain or Knee Pain eventually turns into BOTH…next you start to have Hip Pain, then you start peeing your pants. The progression of pain and problems doesn’t happen in the same way for everyone. I’ve seen cases that started with Knee Pain or Hip Pain.
The point is…an improperly aligned pelvis is a BIG PROBLEM!
And no, you’re not just “getting old” or “falling apart”. It’s not bad genes from your parents or grandparents. It’s unlikely you have any sort of mysterious rare condition causing all your problems.
IT MIGHT JUST BE YOUR PELVIS!
So, what causes this to happen in the first place?
There are many causes, but here’s a short list of the most common causes I see with my patients who have NEW Back Pain or CHRONIC Back Pain.
Regardless of what caused the pelvis to shift, the good news is proper pelvic alignment can be restored in most cases through a combination of targeted manual techniques, corrective exercises to address tight and/or weak muscles and improving some bad habits.
Yes, this is something that can still be corrected even if it has been a problem for years!
I know because I have helped hundreds of patients successfully correct and stabilize this very same problem. It’s actually very exciting to watch people go from feeling hopeless to enjoying an active lifestyle doing activities they never dreamed they would ever do again.
The best way to find out if your pelvis is causing your Back Pain, or any other problem I’ve mentioned here, is to schedule a FREE Discovery Visit.
This will give us the opportunity to better understand your unique situation and do a quick screening to look at your pelvis and tell you if its properly aligned…or not. Either way we will be able to guide you in what to do next.
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"Helping active adults overcome persistent aches, pains and injuries, so they can get back to the activities they love and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery."
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger