Friday, September 24, 2010

Pelvic Misalignment: A Very Common Cause of Low Back Pain

The most common pelvic shifts are translators to the side (shifts right or left), tilting forward or back, and rotation of one of the ilia.

The ilium is one side of the pelvis. It can rock forward or back. When it rocks forward it can make that leg seem longer, when it tilts or rocks back that side leg is shortened. You can see how this can lead to lumbar misalignment. It’s similar to driving with one tire at 35 lbs and the other at 20 lbs. If there is imbalance, it works its way to the axel and steering. Just like the leg leads to the pelvis, which works its way into the back. Correcting foot alignment with orthotics may also help tremendously.

One thing we do at CT Spine & Disc Center is look at posture because it tells us so much. Catching a pelvic shift, whether one side or both, will help us to correct the lumbopelvic structure which will in turn correct our low back spine. Doing this takes pressure off of the nerves and restores body function.

If it’s been a long time and degeneration and disc bulging has arisen, we also have spinal decompression for severe back pain or sciatica.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompressionAdditional Reading Resources:

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