New Treatment For Hip Pain

New Treatment For Hip Pain

Hip pain is often times deceptive… Yes, Deceptive. Reason I say this, is because there are many different things that can cause pain in the hip. The problem is that often times the wrong treatment is prescribed and the patient and practitioner is left scratching their head.

Here is why treatment at Georgetown Back Pain Relief Center may be able to offer some relief. Our treatment is unlike other treatments including Chiropractic and PT. When other treatments fail, we are often able to step in and make a difference. Reason is, we treat the body and all of the things stuck out of position the body is unable to fix for itself. Do this enough and eventually the hip stops working as hard to support your pelvis and spine.

Here is some information on just one of the things that may be causing your hip pain, and also a condition we are able to help with…

One of the structures that is frequently blamed for hip pain is called the labrum—the rubbery tissue that surrounds the socket helping to stabilize the hip joint. This tissue often wears and tears with age, but it can also be torn as a result of a trauma or sports-related injury.The clinical significance of a labral tear of the hip is controversial, as these can be found in people who don’t have any pain at all. We know from studies of the intervertebral disks located in the lower back that disk herniation is often found in pain-free subjects—between 20-50% of the normal population.  In other words, the presence of abnormalities on an MRI is often poorly associated with patient symptoms, and the presence of a labral tear of the hip appears to be quite similar.

For instance, in a study of 45 volunteers (average age 38, range: 15–66 years old; 60% males) with no history of hip pain, symptoms, injury, or prior surgery, MRIs reviewed by three board-certified radiologists revealed a total of 73% of the hips had abnormalities, of which more than two-thirds were labral tears.

Another interesting study found an equal number of labral tears in a group of professional ballet dancers (both with and without hip pain) and in non-dancer control subjects of similar age and gender.

Another study showed that diagnostic blocks—a pain killer injected into the hip for diagnostic purposes to determine if it’s a pain generator—failed to offer relief for those with labral tears.

Doctors of chiropractic are trained to identify the origins of pain arising from the low back, pelvis, hip, and knee, all of which can mimic or produce hip symptoms.  Utilizing information derived from a careful history, examination, imaging (when appropriate) and functional tests, chiropractors can offer a nonsurgical, noninvasive, safe method of managing hip pain.

Key quote from this study.. “The clinical significance of a labral tear of the hip is controversial, as these can be found in people who don’t have any pain at all.”

This is exactly why we may be able to help and why you may be able to avoid a painful costly surgery. Once we improve stability and the body’s ability to upright itself, the pressure comes off and the tear in the labrum is no longer catching and causing pain. This happens all the time in our office, very similar to patients with tears in the meniscus of the knee. NOT ALWAYS, do these cases need surgery, but if they do, we will make the proper referral.

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Until we meet.. Be Healthy Be Happy and Be Well,

Doc Lyles


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Dr. Jason Lyles
D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic at Georgetown Back Pain Relief Center
I have been doing this for over 15 years now and I truly love helping people get out of pain and regain their health through quality care.