A Masterpiece of Engineering
You sit on them, need them to walk (your legs connect to them) and they provide an attachment for dozens of muscles and ligaments. They are your hips – a masterpiece of engineering. But like any precision instrument, if they're not fitting just right, all kinds of problems could arise. Do your joins "click" when you walk? Do your feet flare out or in? Does one leg appear shorter than the other? Do you have leg, knee, buttock, hip or low back weakness or pain? If you answered yes, it's time to get a chiropractic checkup.
Chiropractors Correct Subluxations
Subluxations are a distortion, jamming or locking of your body structure that irritates, pulls or compresses ("pinches") your nerves; unbalances your posture; weakens your discs; stretches your ligaments, tendons and muscles and can upset your general health. As terrible as all this sounds, many times subluxations are often initially painless. You may have one right now and not know it.
Your Hips and Pelvis
When you were born you had many more bones – in fact each of your hip bones was originally three separate bones: the ileum, ischium and pubis. They fused at about puberty. Behind your hip bones are your sacrum and coccyx; in front they form your pubic bones. Together all these bones make up your pelvis. A woman's pelvis is wider than a man's and is more curved – for delivering babies.
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