Chiropractors often see patients with joint pain or stiffness coming from the hip, and good treatment can ease the problem. Typically, symptoms also manifest in the hip, groin, thigh or buttock.
Both the lower back and the pelvis may also refer pain to the hip joint.
Chiropractic care can ease the problem when combined with exercises for either the hip or by exercises that improve strength and condition in the lower back, and surrounding joints.
Seek emergency medical help if you are experiencing the sudden onset of:
• Bowel or bladder incontinence
• Difficulty passing urine or feeling a need to, when there is none
• Losing function in both legs
• Numbness around the anus
• Numbness or tingling in the genitals or buttock or a loss of sensation during intercourse