Pain or pressure felt in the lower back off to the right or left side or both is often times described by patients as hip pain.
Usually when they point to the pain they are pointing to a joint called the sacroiliac joint. Pain here is likely a result of misalignment in the pelvis or of the sacroiliac joint.
The sacroiliac joint is a unique type of joint that offers a limited amount of movement, and as we age it begins to fuse.
Ligaments hold it together and its misalignment is more often seen in women, as they are more prone to ligament laxity.
Sacroiliac dysfunction can occur due to a muscle imbalance, injury, poor posture (crossing the legs…), or activity.
There are several chiropractic techniques that are useful in the treatment of this condition.