How can the pelvis become misaligned?
Accidents and injuries are frequent causes, e.g. side impact, lifting whilst twisting, or falling heavily on one side; as are carrying heavy loads on one side, e.g. a child on one hip or a heavy bag continually on one shoulder. In women, the pelvis is inherantly less stable than in men, as it is designed to be flexible for childbirth, and problems occurring during pregnancy and particularly labour are a major cause of pelvic misalignment in women.
What problems can a misaligned pelvis cause?
Sometimes the symptoms are very severe, whereas in other cases there may be few, if any, noticeable immediate problems.
At a minor level, a person might feel 'wonky' or unbalanced, or might start falling over more frequently.
- back (which may or may not include sciatica)
- hips, sacro-illiac joints or groin
- knees, ankles, feet or achilles tendons
- shoulders or neck.