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Pelvic Problems Can Fool You

By Tom Herrin

A lot of pains can be mistaken for something other than what they seem.  The most classic example is the headache we get when eating or drinking something cold.  All of us have probably experienced that.  We usually call it brain freeze.  When it comes to our skeletal system, sometimes a problem with a joint can show up as a pain in a muscle or some other soft tissue. If you have leg pain when running or walking up stairs, you may actually have a fairly common problem with your pelvis called iliotibial band syndrome or simply ITB syndrome.  Fortunately for you, a chiropractor can provide effective treatment.

You May Be Treating The Symptoms, Not The Problem

ITB syndrome may show up as you run, particularly up hills.  Climbing stairs can aggravate the problem.  It will appear to be a muscle or knee problem because that is where you will feel the pain.  Stretching may help temporarily, but this is not a long term remedy.  If this seems to fit a problem you have had, a trip to the chiropractor may save you time and overall health.  Your chiropractor can identify this problem and treat it by manipulating the pelvis.  Relief will be attained pretty fast.  

Treatment Without Pain Medications Can Help Maintain Good Health

A chiropractor will try to treat you by using natural methods.  Avoiding the use of pain medication is always the preferred method.  Not only can painkillers be habit forming, but they can do irreversible damage to some organs.  This is now all too common.  The natural ways a chiropractor treats you will make you feel well overall.  Not only do they work on the joint, but they many times use various methods to massage the muscles around them.  You feel rejuvenated when you leave the office.

Regular Care Can Maintain Good Health

Many people who receive treatment from a chiropractor will schedule visits at regular intervals.  This allows your body to heal itself and avoid stresses that can allow the problem to return.  The Joint Chiropractic has plans that can be specially adapted to your individual needs.  No insurance is required, and no appointments are needed.  They have hours and days that meet the needs of busy people.  They are open when you need them.  If you have persistent pain you can’t seem to identify, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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