Pelvic imbalance is a pathological condition that can occur as a child and an adult. While there is a significant violation of both bodies, which are located in this part of the body, and the bones of the pelvis, as broken and protective and support functions that they perform.
Why do I get
There are several reasons for such a pathology. For example, it can develop when the muscle imbalance that occurs in the absence of necessary exercise. Muscles are extremely weakened, and then just waste away. But it doesn’t happen with everyone but only with some muscle. Hence the distortion of the pelvis, for example, only right or only left.
The second reason is the injury of the bones of this body part. When improper merging, and when severe damage can occur warping due to a difference between the lengths of the legs. Another common cause of scoliosis. Most often, this pathology occurs in teenage girls.
But even with the same leg length may develop this pathology. And here as a provoking factor may be pregnancy, problems with muscles, herniated discs.
To determine the cause of this condition alone is not so difficult, especially knowing that once the trauma was or began to develop scoliosis lumbar region. But for accurate diagnosis you should consult a doctor.
Why else is the distortion of the pelvis? We can not say about other triggering factors. Yes, they are not so frequent, but still they can not be ignored.
- Pain in the lower back, which can occur for various reasons and allows the body to be in the correct position.
- A broken leg with a further shortening of one of them.
- A congenital defect where one leg is shorter than the other.
There are some very common symptoms that allow you to make the correct diagnosis only during the inspection or on the basis of patient’s complaints. For example, the main symptom of misalignment of the pelvis that the pain occurs mainly while driving, so patients with this disorder prefer less to move.
In all movements in the lower body there is a noticeable stiffness. While walking marked unsteadiness of gait and frequent falls even. This will be the main complaints of the patient.
In addition to pain in the lower half of the back, it can appear in the shoulders, neck and legs particularly affected thigh – on them falls the greatest burden. Pain can give in the groin area, knees, and even get to the ankles, and can affect the Achilles tendon.
When the patient has problems urinating, abnormal function of the intestines, the genitals.
How to determine the misalignment of the pelvis? This can be done using the diagnostics from a specialist. First the doctor will ask you to tell me about how the disease started and what were the first symptoms. Also the patient must remember about all the available precipitating factors, such as the presence of fracture of the pelvis, or the fact that during the day have a long time to spend in the sitting position.
To remove the defect, it is necessary to pass some instrumental examinations that will indicate how far the process has gone.
The first step is to have physician referral for x-rays, which show the General condition of the pelvic bones and this area in General, including the femur, are affected in this disease very much.
If the pathology is at the beginning, the main symptoms may be barely noticeable. Therefore, the condition of the bones of the pelvis, when the misalignment should be judged after the MRI study. And then to solve the question of what to do next.
How to get rid of
Once diagnosed you should start treatment. Must the trauma surgeon in conjunction with an orthopedic specialist. In some cases, you may need the help or advice of the surgeon.
It should be remembered that correct curvature is possible only after eliminating the reason why it appeared.
The most effective to date are the following methods:
- Manual therapy.
- Physiotherapy, which is selected strictly individually.
- Gymnastic exercises to strengthen the muscles of the lower back and lower body.
If necessary, assigned to surgical treatment, but only if conservative treatment is powerless.
Of all the drugs used are those that belong to the NSAIDs. The pain can be used painkillers. The misalignment of the pelvis in child treatment fully should be age-appropriate.
Treatment of misalignment of the pelvis is quite problematic, so here the big role will play just cause of the pathology. Most often the prognosis is poor and the consequences can be very different, especially, if an abnormal condition exists for a long time, and no cure until this man is taken.