Leg pain is an affliction suffered by millions of people. Mild leg pain is a common ailment. Once your pain becomes severe or chronic in nature, it’s time to seek treatment. At SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, we offer chiropractic leg pain relief. These FAQs explain more about leg pain causes and what can be done for treatment.

What causes leg pain?

There are numerous causes of leg pain, some as simple as muscle cramps, strains and fatigue. Injury to your hips, knees, or ankles can result in leg pain, as can degeneration of spinal discs. Leg pain can also be caused by sciatica, a condition where the sciatic nerve is compressed, causing pain and other symptoms. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It extends from your lower back down to your feet. When this nerve is pinched, you can experience pain from your lower back through your hips and down your leg.

Why should I see a chiropractor for leg pain?

Chiropractors specialize in the relief of musculoskeletal pain, which is pain caused by strained or sprained muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Medical doctors often prescribe medication for painful musculoskeletal injuries. Our Los Angeles, CA, chiropractor will use natural therapies and techniques to manage your pain, improve your condition and help you heal. We treat both your pain and the source of your pain naturally, without the use of drugs or resorting to invasive surgery.

How does a chiropractor treat leg pain?

Chiropractic leg pain treatment will depend on the cause of your pain and its severity. Reducing pain is our main priority. From there, we take measures to treat your condition so your body can heal. Some common chiropractic therapies for leg pain are massage therapy, spinal decompression, adjustments, and hot/cold treatments. Once we’ve succeeded in reducing painful symptoms, we’ll recommend corrective exercises to restore leg strength, flexibility, and mobility. We may also recommend lifestyle changes that can help you prevent leg pain in the future.

How can leg pain be prevented?

Before exercising or playing sports, take time to stretch and warm up your muscles to avoid cramps, muscle strains and other injuries. If you haven’t exercised in a while, start off slowly. Wear the right footwear for whatever activity you plan to do. If you’re overweight, consider a change in diet and daily exercise to lose excess pounds as this will help reduce pressure on muscles and joints in your legs and spine.

See Our Los Angeles, CA, Chiropractor for Leg Pain Treatment

To schedule a consultation at SoCal Spinal Decompression Center, Lee Chiropractic, Inc., for leg pain diagnosis and treatment, call us today at (323) 375-5147.