Bone is alive and requires blood just as any other tissue in the body. Attempting to understand hip degeneration with out seeing the whole leaves many questions. Viewing the Category 2 Distortion Pattern as just a sacroiliac lesion is myopic healthcare. Limiting the Chiropractic Physician of their capabilities and depriving the patient of health.
To quote Dr. DeJarnette, “Category 2 is a great mimicker of many degenerative problems. Category 2 has the ability to disturb more of all parts of man than can any other happening except a lethal blow to the skull or a chest wound. Category 2 complex directly deranges more proprioceptor systems than can any other human problem, except deep and lasting grief.” Even deep and lasting grief causes an imbalance is Neuro-Endo-Immune Supersystem, which coincidentally will exacerbate the Category 2 experience.
Understanding that a 16% reduction in the diameter of the blood vessels cuts the blood flow in half. A Category 2 posterior-inferior ilium tightens the acetabulum ligaments, essentially applying a tourniquet, to the femur head. This tourniquet is periodically released as the person sits, bends over going through the activity of daily life. Blood is never completely shut off. But reduced daily depriving the cells of the bone and connective tissue of oxygen and nutrients necessary for good joint health.
Over the course of a week or month, the reduction is insignificant. However, over the years of living with an uncorrected Category 2, the degradation of the bone and joint accumulates. It is assumed a consequence of age. Rather than a correctable, reversible condition.