Few people realize how essential their hips are to their spinal health
Whether you like it or not, your hips will have a significant part to play in the way your spine feels at the end of the day. Modern lifestyles and tight hips go hand in hand- when we sit all day, our hip flexors remain over-tightened and lose their flexibility. Tight hip flexors create a pull on your pelvis, meaning that people with tight hip flexors often present with anterior pelvic tilt as well. The two of these conditions combined spell a damning verdict for your spine- maintaining good posture becomes impossible when your spine’s very foundation is imbalanced.
How to keep your hips open and your spine happy
So what does this all mean for you? It means that you should pay more attention to your hips! It is difficult for the layman to trace spinal pain or dysfunction to the hips- that’s where we step in. At Associates in Chiropractic, we are well-versed in the signs that show us when hip dysfunction is spelling disaster for your spine. But there are many ways you can take action to keep your hips open and your spine balanced. Here are just a few:
- Make sure you distribute your weight evenly on both sides of the body
- Always maintain a neutral, balanced posture while sitting
- Frequently stretch your hip flexors, using movements like the pigeon pose
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time.
If you are looking for ways to strengthen your spine against the damaging aspects of your lifestyle, give our office in Hackensack a call. We are equipped with years of knowledge and experience in helping people use their hips as a portal to influencing better spinal health.