Prevention: “How a Chiropractor Can Help Relieve Your Nagging Hip Pain”

In this article, Dr. Robert Hayden answers questions about the chiropractic approach to treating the hip, one of the major weight-bearing joints in the body. He notes that providing your chiropractor with a thorough history at the beginning of treatment is vital. “Be very thorough with your history—think of yourself as a mystery novel that needs to be unfolded in detail. Write down your meds and significant points of your medical history. Information about prior injuries, athletic activity, and any impacts of your job on the hip are especially important,” he says. “Explain whether pain radiates and where it goes as well as what makes it feel better or worse. Tell your D.C. about your daily routine and how the condition affects your ability to function. These things are important, because our goal is to restore your function.”