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Jim, a 63-year old heavy equipment operator, is referred for treatment with severe pain in his right hip, which the doctor said, is from hip degeneration due to arthritis. The x-rays show a thinning of the cartilage and calcium deposits causing a malformation of the hip socket. The orthopedic surgeon told him when the pain was severe enough to come back for a total hip replacement and put him on pain medication. The pain that was radiating down his leg was along the sciatic nerve pathway. Sally, a 50- year old marathon runner and professional office manager, has to stop running due to pain in her left hip, which the doctors say is due to early stages of hip degenerative arthritis. Sally states that the pain is worse after running and after long hours on her feet. Sally's pain is in the front of her hip and is most intense after running or standing for hours. The doctor sent her for physical therapy, which didn't help, followed by injections for pain. Mary, a 76-year old retiree with osteoporosis, has had right hip pain for the last 10 years and the doctors say it is from degenerative arthritis of the hip. The pain has gotten worse over the last year and Mary wants to avoid the trauma and expense of a hip replacement. The x-rays reveal a thinning of the cartilage. Mary's pain surrounds her trochanter with pain radiating down through the groin. All three of these clients were suffering from degeneration of their hips. The initial evaluation showed all three were in the core distortion with the left hip rotated anteriorly and right hip rotated posteriorly. This created a long-left leg and shortened right leg. Due to the rotation of the iliums there were uneven pressures in the hip joints causing excessive wear on the cartilage. What had not been offered to any of these clients was a process that would reduce the rotation of the iliums and balance the pressure of the head of the femur in the hip socket reducing the stress in the areas of degeneration. If these clients had the rotations in their hips from the core distortion balanced 10 years earlier they likely never would have had the current degenerative conditions. What was needed was to shift their iliums into balance and take the pressure off the areas of most irritation and degeneration. The most direct way to do this was to apply the Cranial/Structural Core Distortion Release (CSCDR). Within 15 minutes of its application there was a reduction in the rotation of the hips, equalizing of leg length, and a weight bearing support for their spines diminishing SUCCESSFULLY TREATING HIP DEGENERATION By Don McCann, MA, LMT, LMHC, CSETT Page 52 | Abby's Magazine -

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