My Right Hip is Five … Millimeters to Short?

I was at the chiropractor’s office the other day, and got a look at the x-rays taken of my back.

He put them up on the screen, and instantly said, "oh, no wonder you’re in pain." So I’m looking at the x-rays, checking for fractures or spots or … something … and going [i]yes, hmm, interesting, interesting … [/i]Meanwhile, I don’t know what the heck I’m looking at. Then he points to the x-ray and says, "here. look."

And then it was obvious.

Turns out, my hI was at the chiropractor’s office the other day, and got a look at the x-rays taken of my back.

He put them up on the screen, and instantly said, "oh, no wonder you’re in pain." So I’m looking at the x-rays, checking for fractures or spots or … something … and going [i]yes, hmm, interesting, interesting … [/i]Meanwhile, I don’t know what the heck I’m looking at. Then he points to the x-ray and says, "here. look."

And then it was obvious.

Turns out, my hip on the right side is four or five millimeters shorter than my hip on the left side! I’m uneven. Like he said, no wonder I’m in pain. It’s like having one tire on the car with less air the others. Eventually, you start tipping to one side, putting all the pressure on that one spot. Now, in the grand scheme of things, four millimeters might not seem like a lot, but when it comes to my back, those four millimeters are the difference between pain and relief.

The plan now is that he’s ordered me a small heel support for my right shoe, which, in theory, will even me out as I walk, and give me relief. We’ll see. I’m truly hopeful this is the answer, because it’s been about six years with this, and it would be soooooooooo nice to get this taken care of. Finally ….

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