If you suffering from chronic pain in your lower back, hips, or sides, it can sometimes be difficult to tell exactly what the source of the pain is. The origin point is lost in a bundle of pain that can feel like it is shooting up all the way to your neck or down your legs. One of the most useful tools that you may find to help isolate the cause of this pain is a walking analysis. This simple test may be able to indicate if the problem is one with spinal alignment, something wrong with a joint, or a muscular injury. Let’s take this opportunity to learn a little more about this simple idea that can help get to the root of what is causing your chronic pain.
The purpose of this type of analysis is to comprehensively evaluate the way that you walk in order to determine any irregularity that may be indicative of a specific problem with body mechanics. This period of close observation is aided with measurement of bodily movement, muscle activity, posture, the range of motion, and ease of movement. The information that is gathered can be of great assistance in putting together a treatment plan for your chronic pain. The analysis may be performed while a patient is walking normally on a treadmill while their walk is being recorded or measured by other means.
This walking analysis gathers information on the length of your stride, the cadence of your steps, and the angles at which your hips and feet are positioned at each point of contact with the ground. All of this information is useful in determining what kind of treatments may alleviate your pain, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, or other modalities.
Are you suffering from some kind of chronic pain? Getting a closer look at your walking patterns may be the first step to unlocking the mystery of what is causing your discomfort. Consult us at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius, NC to learn more. Contact us today to book an appointment!