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Uneven Hips: Causes, Signs & Symptoms

When people experience a condition known as uneven hips, their pelvis may be misaligned. The scientific term for misaligned hips is “lateral pelvic tilt.” A lateral pelvic tilt is when the pelvis shifts side to side, so much that one hip is higher than the other. This leads to unilateral muscle imbalances throughout the body.

Balanced VS Imbalanced Alignment

What Causes Uneven Hips?

There are a few possible reasons why your hips are uneven. It can be caused by a variety of reasons, but here are the 2 common causes:

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is one of the most common cause of uneven hips. For this condition, the spine has a sideways “S” or “C”-shaped curve and may be slightly rotated. It can develop as the pelvis leans more to one side and this prominent lean to one side is characteristic of scoliosis as it disrupts the body’s center of gravity and overall symmetry.

How Uneven Hips Look Like

Differences In Leg Length Due To Posture

When poor posture becomes a habit, and you sit or stand in the same position daily for months or years, your muscles tend to compensate. For example, in a standing position, when you get in the habit of putting more weight on one leg than the other over long periods of time, you can create a muscular imbalance. One leg’s muscles get much stronger than the other at a much faster pace, causing that muscle to get tighter while the other leg gets looser and weaker. This leads to imbalances that may make one hip appear longer or shorter than the other. The asymmetry of the hips can become visibly noticeable overtime as well.

Signs And Symptoms Of Uneven Hips

Your spine, hips and pelvis are all connected. Patients with pelvic misalignment may feel pain in any of these regions. If you’re not sure whether your hips are uneven, look in the mirror and pay attention to these 3 criterias:

  • Your pelvis is not parallel to your shoulders.
  • Your hips are tilted forward or backward.
  • Your hips are horizontally uneven.

Any of these observations may indicate a hip imbalance. Some people with uneven hips will also feel symptoms of pelvic misalignment throughout their bodies. Lateral pelvic tilt symptoms can include:

  • Low back pain
  • Unbalanced walking
  • Tightness around the hip and back after standing, walking or laying down
  • Gait problems or loss of balance
  • Pain that radiates down toward or past the knee
  • Misalignment of the spine

Conclusion

Uneven hips have many causes, from scoliosis to conditions that lead to differences in leg lengths. Many of these underlying issues are diagnosed during childhood. Chiropractic care can help with this condition, depending on the severity of the issue and the person’s age. If mild, it can be addressed with an exercise program or some lifestyle changes.

If you experience any of these mild or severe symptoms,  contact Live Well Chiropractic today and book your consultation with one of our Chiropractors.

Yong Seng Lee
Yong Seng Lee
2024-02-02
Has been seeing Dr Kenney for about 4 months for my hunch back and general wellbeing. Nothing but good words from me! Dr Kenney is skilful and experienced and always checking on me. With his help, my posture and wellbeing has improved since my first visit His friendly demeanour makes him click with his patients easily. Not to mention, the front desk staff are always so friendly, efficient and prompt with enquiries.
Wai Meng Woon
Wai Meng Woon
2024-01-23
After the first few visits, my lower back started to feel a lot better. And I began to regain my mobility. This is all due to the regular adjustments and decompression therapy as recommended by Dr Jessie. I've also done my due diligence to regularly stretch and do core exercises that helps with the recovery as recommended by Dr Jessie.
Nidzam Noh
Nidzam Noh
2024-01-15
I have never been happier after being treated by Dr Kenney. He managed to identify the root cause of my lower back pain after his assessment. Looking forward to my next visit.
Ifah Abdeen
Ifah Abdeen
2023-11-29
I really appreciate how gentle Dr Jess is with my adjustments. She always make me feel better, never worse. I am amazed at how she is able to find and fix the problem areas in my body.
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2023-11-24
I have been coming here for back and shoulder pain for the past two months, definitely seeing improvement as the shoulders do not feel as tight anymore. My back pain has been gradually fading away and overall, moving feels easier now. The front desk has been very helpful, they are very prompt with their replies especially when i make sudden changes in my appointment timing.
Julian Mortimer
Julian Mortimer
2023-11-23
One day after work, I experienced pain deep within the right rhomboid area, right shoulder blades and neck pains. It felt like a stiff neck but more intense. After 2 weeks, hoping it would naturally go away, it didn’t. It was very uncomfortable and sometimes painful which resulted in me taking some pain killers. So that’s when I decided to try Chiro. I was assigned with Dr. Siew Wei at the Rivervale Mall Branch and was advised to go for a 20 session package, which I did. After about 4 sessions, is when I started to feel some improvement. Yes, it takes time and it’s not an immediate result. By the 10th Session, most of the pain was gone and by the 18th session. I’m back to normal. Dr. Siew Wei is friendly and knowledgeable, and I’m glad that she had managed to cure away the pain. Thank you.
Harrison Ng
Harrison Ng
2023-11-04
Backpain? Neckpain? Just ring for Dr Jess and her team of dedicated front counter staffs! :)
Hazel Ho
Hazel Ho
2023-10-30
Have been with Livewell Sengkang about 3 months now, and have nothing but good stuff to say about them. Firstly the service from the front desk is great, with very quick replies and very flexible whenever I have to make last minute changes to my time slot. Very glad with the friendliness of the staff and how convenient they make my booking of sessions! As for my doctor, Dr Kenny gave clear explanations from the very start, is extremely friendly and easy to talk to, which I appreciate. Went here to correct my neck posture as well as my hunchback, which I do see myself improving and being more conscious about as the sessions go on. Feel a lot lighter and easier to stand straight after each session. Overall a very comfortable experience, really recommend!

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