When you think of chiropractic you probably think of back problems and spinal adjustments. Chiropractic is one way many people are treating back pain. However, chiropractic can immensely help with all sorts of ailments. Your body is connected at all of its points, and chiropractors know how to help you prevent injuries and heal from them. With that in mind, you may be thinking, can chiropractic help the pain in my legs?
What Causes Leg Pain?
There are many causes of leg pain. Disease, age, and misalignments can cause leg pain. Sitting for too long can even lead to pain in the legs! There are four main types of leg pain.
Pain in the musculoskeletal system is related to your bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Typically, this pain is caused by injury. Bruising, fractured bones, tendonitis, muscle strain, and overuse of an injured leg can all lead to musculoskeletal pain in your legs. If your chiropractor thinks your pain may be related to your musculoskeletal system, they may have you take x-rays or other tests. This is to assess how bad the damage is and the best way to assist your body in healing. Musculoskeletal pain is most common in athletes.
Neurological pain is related to a problem with your nerves and nervous system. Damaged nerves, as well as pinched nerves, can both give you pain in the legs. Your nervous system all comes together in your spinal column. Our chiropractors can adjust your spine and realign your nervous system to help with the pain. You may not even know it, but your leg pain could be caused by a nerve root in your back, which is known as non-localized pain. A sciatica pain, a condition that affects 40 percent of Americans, can be helped with chiropractic.
If there’s something wrong with your blood vessels it can also lead to pain in the legs. There are many causes of vascular leg pain, such as peripheral artery disease and deep vein thrombosis. However, it can also be caused by things like varicose veins and cellulitis. Chiropractic can help with vascular pain and teach ways to prevent further vascular pain in the future.
Can chiropractic help with pain in my legs? Yes, chiropractic can determine what your pain is caused by. It can then treat and prevent pain, whether it’s musculoskeletal, neurological, or vascular. Through adjustment, assisting in healing, and teaching you how to prevent pain, our chiropractors can help with leg pain.
If you have leg pain or would like more advice visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance. We specialize in treating patients suffering from back pain and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!