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Chiropractic hip and leg pain relief:

April 20, 20233 min read

Chiropractic relief of hip and leg pain naturally

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and natural approach to treating hip and leg pain. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore proper function to the joints and muscles in the affected area, reducing pain and promoting healing.

Here are some ways that chiropractic care can help relieve hip and leg pain:

  1. Spinal manipulation: Chiropractors use spinal manipulation to realign the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves that may be causing pain in the hip and leg. This technique involves applying a controlled force to a joint in the spine to improve mobility and reduce pain.

  2. Soft tissue therapy: Chiropractors may use soft tissue therapy to relieve muscle tension and promote healing. This may include massage, trigger point therapy, or stretching exercises.

  3. Exercise therapy: Chiropractors may recommend specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the hip and leg, improving stability and reducing pain.

  4. Lifestyle advice: Chiropractors may provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as nutrition and posture, to help reduce hip and leg pain.

It is important to consult with a chiropractor to determine the underlying cause of your hip and leg pain and develop a personalized treatment plan. Chiropractic care is generally safe and effective for most people, but if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns, it is important to discuss them with your healthcare provider before starting any new treatments.



Chiropractic strengthening exercises for the muscles around the hip and leg can help improve stability, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries. Here are some examples of exercises that a chiropractor may recommend:

  1. Clamshell: Lie on your side with your hips and knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Keep your feet together and lift your top knee while keeping your feet together. Lower your knee back down and repeat for 10 to 15 repetitions on each side.

  2. Glute bridge: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Lift your hips up towards the ceiling while squeezing your glutes. Hold for a few seconds and then lower back down. Repeat for 10 to 15 repetitions.

  3. Lateral band walk: Place a resistance band around your ankles and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Take a step to the side with your right foot, keeping your feet hip-width apart. Then, step your left foot towards your right foot. Repeat for 10 to 15 steps in one direction and then switch directions.

  4. Wall squat: Stand with your back against a wall and your feet hip-width apart. Slowly slide down the wall until your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Hold for a few seconds and then slide back up. Repeat for 10 to 15 repetitions.

  5. Step-ups: Stand in front of a step or bench with your feet hip-width apart. Step up onto the bench with your right foot and then bring your left foot up to meet it. Step back down with your right foot and then your left foot. Repeat for 10 to 15 repetitions on each leg.

It's important to consult with a chiropractor to determine the best exercises for your individual needs and abilities. They can also ensure that you are performing the exercises with proper form to avoid any further injury.

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Dr. Kevin Tucker DC. Chiropractor. Blue Springs, MO

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