The most common low back/hip pain pattern originates in the lumbar vertebra and radiates across the top of the buttock, through the outside or front of the hip, and sometimes down into the ankle.
The pain is often worst in the evening and sleeping can be quite painful.
Even with x-ray findings, the actual pain is usually caused by a combination of musculoskeletal imbalance and lifestyle related inflammation.
The second most common pain pattern is piriformis syndrome, which mimics sciatica, and causes numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot. Pain is increased after sitting and can be worse when walking up stairs or an incline.
Successfully treating back/hip pain requires a three prong approach. Diet and exercise are as important as addressing the musculoskeletal imbalance through massage.
Pain relief is immediate when we correct the musculoskeletal imbalance and it’s lasting and often permanent when we address the source of the inflammation.
How do you know if your pain is musculoskeletal/inflammatory in nature?
Unfortunately, you don’t until we treat it as such and find out.
If your pain is musculoskeletal in nature and you do all your homework, including following my anti-inflammatory eating plan, daily home exercises, and implementing the lifestyle recommendations I suggest, you can expect significant pain reduction in the first month.
If you follow my protocol and you don’t get significant pain relief, then further medical evaluation is in order.
Low Back/Hip treatments last 50 minutes with about 10 minutes allotted for diet, exercise, and home massage instruction.
I address any structural imbalances from your feet to your neck as they can all be related to your lower back and hip pain. I specifically target sacral ligaments and all musculature in the hip and glute.
Expect half of your massage to be side lying as we release the tension in the lateral glute and iliotibial band.
I know first hand that this area can be exquisitely painful, especially if you have lifestyle related inflammation. We will address your inflammation immediately and work within your pain/comfort level at each visit.
Low back and hip pain releases quickly and consistently following my low/back hip pain protocol. I look forward to helping you experience relief from this debilitating pain.