Is leg pain slowing you down or preventing you from doing the activities you enjoy? The good news is it doesn’t have to interfere or stop you from doing the things you enjoy in life. If you can find out what is causing the pain, the fix can be pretty simple.
Leg pain is a sign of weakness or breakdown somewhere in the body. One of the most common areas of the body to breakdown is the spine. Bad posture, weak abdominals, as well as the accidents and injuries we experience throughout life cause misaligned vertebrae, subluxations, and disc decay.
A common type of leg pain called sciatica, is frequently caused by a herniated disc in the lower back that is pressing on the sciatic nerve. It can cause searing pain that starts in the buttock and travels down the leg and occasionally into the foot.
People also develop leg pain because they are compensating for a recent or old injury. Injuries and the resulting pain cause the body to compensate to avoid further pain and injury. Compensations are controlled by the nervous system. The nervous system controls muscles like a dimmer switch. It will turn down certain muscles making them weaker and turn up other muscles making them tighter. The tighter muscles end up working harder to compensate for the weaker muscles and these tighter muscles eventually develop pain in them due to overuse.
We have very unique ways to determine if your leg pain is due to misaligned vertebrae, poor posture, a herniated disc, or a compensation from a recent or old injury. Once we determine what is causing your leg pain, the chiropractic fix is simple:
- Restore normal alignment with spinal adjustments and create a new posture so the herniated disc can heal naturally
- Treat any injuries to the foot, ankle, knee or hip to remove any compensations that have lead to tight and weak muscles
- Strengthen the weak muscles
It’s as simple as that!
We help people with leg pain every day. If you or someone you know is suffering from leg pain, contact us to see if we can help.