There are multiple causes of hip pain. Hip pain can be a degenerative process, the result of repetitive stress, or can be due to an acute injury. Often times, SI joint pain is the cause of people’s “hip pain” and this can be managed through manipulative procedures to help align the sacrum and ilium. Other people may experience pain in the glut regions, and often tight hip rotators are the cause of this pain, such as the case in piriformis syndrome. Pain in the groin can be due to tightness/strain of the hip flexor muscles, or could be the result of hip impingement or osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The doctors are able to determine if x-rays or referral is necessary for these conditions, and work with the best surgeons in the area when needed.
The doctors at the Boise Spine Center are trained to treat a wide range of injuries and pain syndromes. They treat injuries of the neck and back as well as the extremities. Acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic, degenerative conditions can be effectively treated conservatively at the Boise Spine Center. Some conditions require additional medical treatment, and the doctors at the Boise Spine Center work closely with specialists in all areas of medicine and help patients get to the right provider when a referral is indicated. Additionally, many orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons refer patients to the Boise Spine Center when surgery is not indicated or for post-operative rehabilitation.