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May 20, 2014

picture of a medical skeleton

Recall the old song…

The hip bone's connected to the back bone,

The back bone's connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone's connected to the head bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

It's a popular tune of chiropractic physicians all around, notably your very own Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers! It's wonderful how a kid's song can contain such truth! All our bones are connected. If one isn't feeling good, the others may not either. The focus of this article is how the hip alignment and spinal alignment are related.

Back in chiropractic school, we chiropractic physicians were taught about the MacNab line to measure sacral base angles and hip angles and conclude whether facet syndrome is an issue. You don't have to know them, but you can be comforted that your Baton Rouge chiropractor does! Don't be surprised when we share your x-rays with you with angles and lines drawn on them. These lines and angles mean a lot. Now, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers isn't an art school or engineering facility, but we do combine these abilities a bit to get a handle on how your spine sets.

This new paper interestingly shares that acetabular (hip) orientation is related to spino-pelvic balance. If these angles are off, your balance may be off, too. (1) You know how important balance is! Balance plays a role in your risk for falls and resulting fractures for both men and women, especially if you are osteoporotic. Let Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers check your hip and spine angles to be sure yours are in the best orientation they can be…and relieve any pain you may be experiencing.

Bottom line: All your bones are connected, just like the song says. So with Baton Rouge chiropractic care including its spinal manipulation and Cox Technic and other in office and at home care recommendations, your bones are aligned and caringly treated at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Contact Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today for your chiropractic spine treatment!