Living with chronic hip and back pain can be a challenge. It can significantly reduce mobility, limit activities, increase stress and negatively impact overall wellbeing. From mild to severe, the discomfort in these areas of the body can cause daily struggles for those affected by it.
Fortunately, there are ways to address the underlying cause of back and hip pain through posture correction and alignment techniques. It can help relieve pressure on the spine or hips while allowing space for healing to take place.
Symptoms of Chronic Back and Hip Pain
Chronic back and hip pain can manifest in many forms. Some of the most common symptoms include localized tenderness and stiffness, radiating pain in the back, hip, groin or legs, decreased range of motion in the affected area, swelling or inflammation, and difficulty standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Causes of Chronic Back and Hip Pain
Chronic back and hip pain can have various causes, ranging from posture-related issues to medical conditions. Poor posture is one of the most common causes of chronic back and hip pain.
The muscle imbalances related to postural misalignment can lead to:
- Excess grinding in the joints
- Increased pressure on the discs
- Underperforming and overcompensating muscles
In other words, poor posture often leads to pain, mobility issues and damage to joints and soft tissues. By realigning the posture and rebalancing the muscles, pain is relieved and the body has the space to regenerate and heal.
Sitting for long periods of time in an incorrect posture can also put excessive strain on the back and hip muscles. Medical conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, stenosis, scoliosis, and arthritis can all lead to chronic pain in the back or hips. But please know that those conditions do not have to include pain. The healthier your posture, the more likely you are to prevent pain.
Benefits of Posture Correction for Those with Chronic Back or Hip Pain
Posture correction is a great way for those suffering from chronic back or hip pain to find relief. By working with posture specialists to restore the S-curve of the spine, your joints and discs have more space to heal and prevent further damage.
Furthermore, postural alignment therapy can help reduce tension in the muscles that were overcompensating for posture-related issues. With regular posture correction sessions, old posture habits can be improved long-term. Providing lasting relief from chronic back and hip pain.
Tips to Improve Your Posture and Alignment
Good posture is an important factor in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. It helps reduce strain on the spine, neck and hips, and can even improve mobility and athletic performance.
Here are some tips to help improve posture and alignment:
- Stand/Sit Tall – Make sure your posture is tall and upright when sitting or standing, with your shoulders pulled back, chest out and core engaged.
- Keep Your Feet Planted – Maintain a steady base with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart for optimal balance and posture.
- Check Your Posture – Regularly check yourself in the mirror to make sure you’re maintaining good posture throughout the day.
- Exercise Regularly – Incorporating exercises that improve posture and core strength, as well as stretching can help keep posture in check and reduce strain on the spine or hips.
- Move Throughout Your Day – Make sure to move frequently throughout the day, taking regular breaks from sitting or standing to reset posture and keep it in check.
How Postural Healing Helped George
George had been suffering from chronic back and hip pain for years. The discomfort he felt on a daily basis was debilitating and he was desperate to find relief. After trying various treatments, George decided it was time to give posture correction a try.
He visited Postural Healing where they assessed his posture and balance. Then, they identified areas of misalignment, and prescribed posture exercises to improve posture-related performance. Over the course of several weeks, George began noticing a decrease in his pain levels and increased mobility in his back and hip joints.
Postural Healing gave George hope, confidence and freedom from his chronic pain. Don’t let chronic hip and back pain hold you back any longer!
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