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Low Back Pain - Do You Have a Tilted Pelvis?

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Updated August 06, 2008

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Reasons for Low Back Pain
The anatomy of the pelvis and hip joint.

The anatomy of the pelvis and hip joint.

A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center
There are many reasons for episodes of low back pain ranging from accidental trauma to zygapophyseal joint dysfunction. Historically, scoliosis has been labeled as a cause of low back pain but in reality this has been disproved by a fifty-year study, which revealed that individuals with scoliosis were less likely to suffer with low back pain than those without curvature of the spine.2 My clinical experience points toward a much more benign cause of low back pain: functional leg length inequality with resultant mild tilting of the pelvis. This cause of low back pain frequently sends low back pain sufferers to seek out chiropractic care.

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