Why Hip Mobility Matters for Spinal Health
Tight hips make trouble for your spine
Hips are a less-recognized member of your spine’s support network. This is a shame because hip health has a direct impact on spinal health- a tight set of hips can actually destabilize your spine at its base, allowing for pain and dysfunction; hips with full mobility are able to stabilize the spine, transfer forces effectively and prevent injury. The fact is, modern lifestyles lend themselves to tight hips- the more time we spend seated, the more likely our hip flexors are to become tight and strained. While this in itself can cause pain and discomfort, the impact is multiplied when tight hip flexors create a pull on your spine.
If your hip flexors are causing you back pain
You need to be proactive about reducing tension in the musculature surrounding the hip joint so that you can open your hips and regain full mobility. Indeed, restoring mobility to the hips is one of the first steps toward restoring mobility to the entire spine. At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we help people regain lost hip mobility by employing effective stretching techniques like the piriformis stretch.
Assessing your hip mobility
We can’t determine what needs to be done unless you pay us a visit at our office in Fremont. Using a full physical examination, we can determine the source of your tight hips and help you make lifestyle adjustments to open them up and start rediscovering what it feels like to have full hip mobility. We will also use trigger point therapy to release tension from the muscles and adjustments to restore alignment throughout the spine. All of this makes for a more mobile and more able individual. If you are interested in finding out more, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
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