Every year, around 100,000 Americans have surgery to relieve knee pain. But studies suggest that many people can avoid surgery through natural, conservative treatments. Chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, and weight loss have all been shown to reduce symptoms of knee pain in patients osteoarthritis.
The actual cause of leg pain can be hard to self-diagnose. An obvious injury or event--dislocating while playing sports, pinching a nerve after sleeping in an awkward position, or stress from repetitive use at school/work--means identifying the source is simple. However, pain that develops slowly, over time, and without a specific event or accident may require a thorough assessment to determine the source.
While there are a number of possible sources of leg pain, misalignments or subluxations of the vertebrae in the lower back are responsible for the pain the majority of the time. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed due to the vertebrae or disc being out of position, the nerve can become irritated and pain can be felt down the entire nerve path. This means injuries or misalignments to the vertebrae can create pain anywhere along the entire length of the legs.
If you are experiencing leg pain, call our office today. After an examination, advanced imaging, and review of your medical history, we can understand the root cause of your pain. Using non-invasive and carefully applied adjustments, we can gently re-position your vertebrae providing you instant and long-term relief.