many people have, but you may not realize that the VAST majority of leg length
issues come from a tilted or rotated pelvis.
The few “actual” leg length issues happen when someone has an old knee
injury, a ‘healed’ broken bone, a surgical procedure (like a knee or hip
replacement) or another trauma to their leg. And most people know exactly when
that happened so it’s no surprise.
So if the majority of imbalance is coming from the pelvis why are we so quick
to throw a heal lift in someone’s shoe and say, “You’re all fixed up”?
I think because it’s quick and easy.
The problem with ‘quick and easy’ is. . . . it often misses the real issue.
With a shift or rotation in the pelvis the entire foundation of your spine is
out of alignment. This causes nerve pressure and spinal joint wear and tear.
This leads to disease, arthritis and a whole host of issues related to posture
Correcting a problem may take some time, energy and money BUT then it’s
fixed. Yes the ‘quick fix’ may deal with some lower back or leg pain initially,
but when things degenerate because the really issues were not addressed, as they
say. . . .you’re up the creek:(
I had a conversation with a man this week as we were looking at his x-rays.
His pelvic imbalance has gone from 29mm to 21mm. So we’re about 1/3 of the way
there. He’s wondering how long this is going to take, it’s been 18 months and my
estimate is it will take another 18, as long as he continues to follow through
on his adjustments and exercises. After all, this pelvic imbalance has been
there his entire adult life.
It’s a tough decision to do the things that really fix a problem. Especially
in a culture that is all about ‘quick fixes’ and ‘results yesterday’. But when
it’s fixed, it’s fixed. What’s interesting is that this shouldn’t really be a
difficult question. Whither to fix things properly or not, but. . . . in today’s
culture our priorities can get messed up. . . .
And it’s not just in health issues. How about relationships, finances,
Anyway, that’s well outside my area of expertise.
Just make sure you’re looking after your spine and nervous system properly.
When you do you will really be dealing with the ROOT issues and have a MUCH
better chance at living a long and healthy life:)