Low Back & Hip Pain

At birth the sacrum (triangle shaped bone at the end of the spine that the hips rest on) is in five separate segments with cartilage between the segments. When pressures from the birth process have been too extreme the segments of this bone are compressed (and often the lumbar vertebrae are also compressed). Later in life these segments fuse (fusion is gradual, the last fusion takes place between the ages of 18-21 years). If the segments fuse crookedly on one side then chronic hip and low back problems can effect a person all of their life.

With an adult some modification can be made to this situation, and sometimes it’s enough to enable freedom from chronic pain, and sometimes not.

In my opinion, all babies and children should receive preventive osteopathic manipulative treatment, just to eliminate this probability.