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Low Back, Hips, Pain and Replacement

I read an interesting statistic the other day that about 2% of Americans have artificial hips or knees. And of those people over the age of 50, it is about at 5% for knee and 2% hip. In my practice I try to help patients avoid surgery and see patients that have lower back problems that mimic hip problems and vice verse and it is mostly in those over 50. Hip and back problems often have similar symptoms and with the elderly it is more difficult to discern which is the culprit, when there can be issues with both. As our baby boomers age, it is important to differentiate which region is the cause of the problem and get the proper treatment that can help avoid surgery. In fact 75,000 people die each year from hospital infections in the U.S. Chiropractic can play an important role if this is your situation.