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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! In fact we see this quite often and it takes a skilled team to determine the culprit and how best to address it.

How can that be you say? 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 a solution and providing 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 either assisted or unassisted.

So, to pinpoint the root of your pain, start with a movement assessment from your favorite “only a call or text away” chiropractor. Together, we’ll craft a care plan that will help you move better so you can finally feel better, naturally and avoid just masking the cause and suffering side effects of medications.

Until we meet again, make time for your self-care. Make you a priority, what gets scheduled gets done! And you matter most!

- Curis Functional Health
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