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The Surprising Similarities Between Hip and Low Back Pain

Did You Know...

Hip pain can actually mimic low back pain. In fact, when it comes to low back pain, deciphering whether it's coming from your low back, hip, or a third player—the SI joint—can be a real puzzle—each is often mistaken for the other!

How can that be? Well, while it's true that each has vastly different structures and functions, they do share incredibly similar pain patterns. Understanding these differences is often the key to finding relief.

That's where we come in. If you're looking for a movement expert that not only knows how to tell the difference but also knows what to look for to finally get you on the path to real and lasting relief, look no further!

Why It Matters

Get this. The SI joint actually connects your low back and pelvis. And given how close it is to both the low back and your hips, it's no wonder the pain from each can be bafflingly identical to the untrained eye.

Next Steps

And get this. Movement is more than medicine for the body—it can help us get to the root of your issue even faster. For instance, SI joint pain is typically aggravated by bending backward and hip pain when you bring your knees to your chest.

So, to pinpoint the root of your pain, start with a movement assessment from your favorite "only a phone call away" chiropractor. Together, we'll craft a care plan that will help you move better so you can finally feel better, naturally.

Until next week, make time for your self-care. Be sure to have your next appointment scheduled and to favorite our social channels for more!