Comprised of the hip bones, coccyx, and sacrum, the pelvis also has ligaments like the inguinal ligament, iliolumbar ligament, anterior longitudinal ligament, and the anterior sacroiliac ligament. The fourth lumbar vertebrae connects to the pelvis as well. At the Chiropractic Offices of Roy A. Logan, DC, we can help you treat your pelvic injuries.
What are Pelvic Injuries?
The majority of pelvic injuries are pelvic fractures, although, according to OrthoInfo, of all adults in the United States, nearly three percent of them will have such fractures compared to other fracture types. That’s very low, making such injuries quite the rarity.
That said, if you have a pelvic injury, its all the more necessary you see a medical professional like a doctor or your chiropractor. You may need a specialist to administer the care needed for such an injury.
How are These Caused and What are the Symptoms?
If you have a pelvic injury, here’s how it may have happened:
- Weak bones led to a pelvic fracture, which may happen as you age
- Slips and falls, even ones that aren’t severe, can injure the pelvis, especially when considering the point of impact and how you landed
- Auto accident injuries or any other collision accident, such as a sports injury
After the injury, you may notice hip bruising, swelling, and pain. You may have difficulty standing, sitting, lying down, or walking. You may also have a lot of bleeding. This takes place because the organs and major blood vessels are very close to the pelvis, and these may be injured during your accident.
Pelvic Injury Treatment from a Chiropractor in Austin TX
To diagnose a pelvis fracture, your chiropractor will do a physical exam. They may also request magnetic resonance imaging or MRI, a computed tomography or CT scan, and/or an x-ray.
Once your chiropractor knows how serious your injury is, you may get painkillers and have to use a walker or crutches for a short while. Otherwise, for more serious injuries, surgery is recommended, such as:
- Internal fixation or open reduction, which uses metal plates or screws to repair the pelvis
- Skeletal traction for bone realignment with pulleys
- External fixation, where metal screws or pins connect the skin to the pelvis to get the fracture to heal
You may also need to do weight-bearing exercises and other physical therapy after the surgery. Avoiding blood clots is also crucial at this time.
If you need pelvic injury treatment from a chiropractor in Austin TX, come to the Chiropractic Offices of Roy A. Logan, DC. We specialize in treating auto accident injuries, like dizziness, vertigo, whiplash, strains and sprains, sciatica, concussions, seatbelt injuries, and back and neck pain.
Through our manual exercises, electrical stimulation therapy, spinal remodeling, therapeutic treatment, numbness care, leg pain care, sports injury treatment, nutritional counseling, and chiropractic care, we can get you back on your feet after a pelvic injury.
Schedule an Appointment with our Austin Chiropractor Today
To set up an appointment with Dr. Logan today, give us a call at 512-213-1190 or stop by at the Chiropractic Offices of Roy A. Logan, DC on 12345 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 137. We look forward to seeing you!