Do you suddenly find yourself having sharp pains running down one or both legs? Have you developed a chronic case of aching legs? These symptoms indicate a potential musculoskeletal imbalance or disorder — but they don’t necessarily indicate the need for surgery. In fact, your first stop in your quest for leg pain treatment should be our chiropractor at Back to Mind Chiropractic, Dr. Gady Abramson. Let’s look at some conditions known to cause leg pain, and why a chiropractor is often the best kind of leg pain doctor.
Our Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, and Coral Springs chiropractor can help tame your leg pain without cutting into a joint or making you take powerful painkillers. Our leg pain treatment options are safe, non-invasive and completely drug-free. We can make use of techniques such as:
Dr. Abramson can combine any or all of these healing modalities to create your own personalized leg pain treatment plan — so why would you need any other doctor for your symptoms? Call any of our South Florida offices at (954)-986-4559 for an evaluation of that troublesome leg problem. Our conservative techniques can help you get back on your feet again the natural way!
When your leg is hurting, you need the answers to all sorts of questions — from what might be causing your symptoms to how you can find relief without heavy painkillers or invasive procedures. At times like these, it’s good to know that you get answers from the experts here at Back to Mind. Here are some frequently asked questions about leg pain treatment from our chiropractic team.
Leg pain may be either acute or chronic in nature. Acute leg pain is generally associated with sudden injuries such as torn ligaments, strained muscles, fractures, and referred pain from problems such as herniated discs. Acute pain usually goes away once the acute injury has healed. By contrast, chronic leg pain lingers for months, or even indefinitely, due to some untreated or irreversible underlying condition.
Injuries to the leg tissues may occur due to either sudden, overwhelming strain or gradual but constant damage due to overuse. Repetitive motions such as running or dancing, for instance, may lead to inflammation of connective tissues or muscles. Joint pain from osteoarthritis, bursitis, or other ailments may radiate through the leg. Pinched lumbar nerve roots may send pain and other signals through the sciatic nerve, a problem known as sciatica. Sciatica can also be caused by direct injury to the sciatic nerve itself.
You are more likely to become vulnerable to leg pain as you grow older, although it can trouble people at any age. Wear and tear on the joints can lead to arthritis pain, while degenerative disc disease can promote sciatica. A long-untreated musculoskeletal misalignment can place your leg muscles under stress for many years, eventually leading to a state of chronic strain.
The first step in treating leg pain is diagnosing its source. Our chiropractic team can evaluate your stance, gait, posture, age, and other potential factors, while also looking at your spinal alignment and weight-bearing joints for signs of deterioration or injury. Chiropractic adjustments to the hip or knee can help these areas function more normally, reducing the pain in your leg. Spinal adjustments can help straighten your physical alignment, equalizing the pressures on both legs.
Our chiropractors may recommend a variety of other safe, non-invasive techniques as part of your leg pain treatment plan. For instance, your leg pain doctor may administer spinal decompression therapy to relieve the nerve compression that causes sciatica. Physiotherapy can help you rehabilitate an injured leg or improve function in a leg suffering from chronic pain and stiffness. Hydrotherapy is a helpful means of treating and exercising a leg that can support your full weight.
The length of time it takes for you to start feeling results from your leg pain treatment depends on the type and severity of the problem. A soft tissue injury, for instance, may take many weeks to heal correctly. If you have an irreversible chronic condition, our goal is to minimize and manage your pain as effectively as possible without drugs or surgery. Even if your pain doesn’t completely disappear, regular treatment can help you enjoy a good quality of life once again.
We have several convenient locations throughout Florida, including Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, and Tamarac. Make your appointment today by calling Back to Mind Chiropractic at (954)-986-4559.