lopsided hip

Do You Feel Twisted? Lopsided? Uneven in the Hips?

Last updated on March 23, 2023

As chiropractors, we hear this a lot. The cause can be scoliosis, functional leg length discrepancy, joint restrictions (subluxation) and/or muscle imbalances, and structural leg length discrepancy (longer leg bone on one side). The most common is due to joint restrictions (subluxation) in your spine, particularly in the pelvis.

The pelvis consists of three bones, your sacrum (tailbone) and two ilium bones (hip bones). The pelvis is your spine’s natural support structure like the concrete foundation for a building. If the pelvis is restricted (subluxated) it will cause a ripple effect up your spine causing unravelling of the ears, shoulders and hips – like if the foundation of a building is un-level this causes the building to be unstable and the building leans.

Signs you can look for:

  • Look in a mirror and check to see if your ears, shoulders, and hips are level
  • Lay on your stomach and get a partner/family member/friend to check to see if your heels level
  • Slanting of the head in photos

At Ripple Chiropractic, we have a sophisticated structural analysis tool we use to scan your body for postural imbalances. We use this information as part of our thorough examination to find the root cause of your problem.

If you’re feeling wonky or unlevel, give us a call and book in with one of our chiropractors to assess what’s causing it and help treat the problem.

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