Hip Pain Specialist

As an experienced chiropractor in Midtown East and Downtown Manhattan, Dr. Peterson provides skilled treatment for hip pain in patients from throughout the Greater New York City metro region.

Hip Pain Q & A

What are the most common causes of hip pain?

Hip pain is not uncommon, especially among older men and women and those who engage in strenuous physical activity. Causes can include:

  • herniated discs and other spine conditions like sciatica that cause pain to radiate into the hips, buttocks and legs

  • issues affecting the muscles, ligaments or tendons, including strains and sprains

  • joint-related damage due to diseases like arthritis or as a result of trauma and injury

  • issues related to the knee that cause a change in gait pattern and weight bearing, resulting in added strain on the joint

How can a herniated disc in the spine cause pain in my hip?

The spine is like a tunnel or conduit for nerves from the brain to other areas of the body, including the hips and legs. When a disc becomes herniated or “bulged,” it can press on nerves as they pass out of the spine, resulting in irritation and inflammation as well as pain, numbness and weakness that radiate to other areas of the body, including the hips.

How does chiropractic care address hip pain?

Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of most hip pain – nerve impingement and inflammation in the lower back – with spinal adjustments customized for each patient's needs. Adjustments help realign the spine to relieve compression, preserve neural signaling and promote circulation. Spinal adjustments are complemented by deep tissue massage and lifestyle guidance to improve posture and other habits that can cause or increase hip pain.

What can I do to prevent hip pain?

Wearing supportive footwear, taking frequent breaks when standing for long periods of time, practicing good posture and good ergonomics at work and school, and having regular chiropractic adjustments to help prevent misalignment are all important steps in avoiding hip pain. Maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active can also help.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
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Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
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    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has been extremely helpful in ridding me of terrible headaches. The professionalism and knowledge of his craft are second to none."

    John W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has the BEST bedside manners of any doctor I have ever met. He is the text-book definition of a kind, caring and compassionate doctor."

    Sammi M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson's congenial personality is icing on the cake. I walk feeling better, in every sense of the word. I recommend him without reservation."

    John N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson was incredibly personable, knowledgable, and took the time to figure out what my issues were. I felt listened to, cared for, and incredibly relaxed."

    Jade B.
  • City Search

    "Peterson Chiropractor had excellent reviews, accepted my health insurance provider, was conveniently a couple of blocks from my work and had flexible appointment times."

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

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