Many of us will experience leg pain from time to time throughout our lives for many reasons. If you are suffering from persistent leg pain in the Escondido, CA, area, you can turn to Dr. Jon Walwick and his team at Walwick Chiropractic. We offer chiropractic care to help reduce the pain in your leg or legs and increase mobility and function, improving your quality of life.
What Causes Leg Pain?
Leg pain is a common problem and can present as acute (short term) or chronic (long term) pain and may be present in different parts of the leg, from the ankle to the upper thigh and buttock. The causes may include:
- Wear and tear of the joints and muscles because of aging
- Sports injury or trauma, including muscle strains and sprains
- Auto injuries
- Muscle spasms and cramps
- Poor recovery from surgical procedures
- A deeper underlying spinal problem or misalignment
- Sciatica – the sciatic nerve is the largest in the leg, and sciatica is a common cause of leg pain
- Inflammation, including arthritis and gout
- Shin splints
- Hairline fractures or breaks
- Nerve damage
- Peripheral artery damage (PAD)
At the outset, the cause may be unclear, so you can expect Dr. Walwick at Walwick Chiropractic serving Escondido, CA, to examine you thoroughly to tailor a unique treatment plan suitable for your needs to maximize recovery. You can expect to be comfortable and thoroughly taken care of at our office.
Treatment Options for Leg Pain
Once your chiropractor has examined you and established that your leg pain could be treated with chiropractic care, they may use one or more of the following techniques to treat you.
- Chiropractic adjustments and manipulations
- Ice pack cryotherapy
- Electrical stimulation therapies
- Therapeutic exercise
- Complementary nutritional counseling
The treatment selected will depend wholly on the cause of your leg pain.
Benefits of Using Chiropractic Care
The primary benefit of chiropractic care is pain relief. Leg pain can range from irritating to debilitating, impacting your quality of life and mobility if left untreated. Another benefit is a reduced reliance on over-the-counter pain medications. Additionally, chiropractic care is non-invasive and can help reduce the need for surgery.
For those suffering from chronic leg pain or sciatica, chiropractic stimulates the body's natural healing systems and can help strengthen the musculoskeletal system. Maintenance chiropractic care can help decrease the likelihood of injuries that may cause leg pain.
Residents of Escondido, CA, if you are suffering from leg pain, please reach out to Dr. Walwick and his team at Walwick Chiropractic at (760) 741-2805 to book an appointment for an evaluation today!