There are multiple causes for hip pain
Your medical doctor may not mention them all
Soft tissue, AKA muscles, tightness often causes hip pain. The hip is composed of many muscles that allow us to move our legs in virtually any direction. Doctors often prescribe muscle relaxers in hopes of pain reduction, with few options. Soft tissue assessment becomes necessary in order to determine exactly which muscles are involved, medical doctors rarely do this.
Hopes? Do you really want to rely on a hope to relieve your hip pain? Medications also have side effects. One of the rarely mentioned yet major side effects—of all medications—is damage to internal organs. Muscle relaxers have a systemic effect rather than targeting just one muscle or muscle group. They slow down the entire central nervous system.
Before moving off this subject lets take a look at what effects muscle relaxers have:
Possible side effects of muscle relaxants include:
- Drowsiness or dizziness.
- Possible addiction or dependence.
- Dry mouth.
- Urinary retention.
Relief! Rather than hoping medication diminishes your pain, why not trust something that has direct influence on the painful muscles.
Complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) offers several such options including massage therapy. The Atrium Wellness therapeutic massage therapists specialize in deep tissue massage and advanced bodywork for resolving chronic pain.