Leg Pain?

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Leg Pain?

Call Us Today – (302) 539-7063

Is Chiropractic Effective for Treating Leg pain?

How many people suffer with leg pain? The percentage of adults with lower limb pain increased with age, from 21.0% for those aged 18–29 and 28.8% for those aged 30–44 to 43.4% for those aged 45–64 and 50.3% for those aged 65 and over. When most people think of the work performed by chiropractors, their thoughts turn to spinal adjustments and back pain. However, chiropractors can treat a wide range of conditions affecting and relating to the musculoskeletal system.

Many patients who come to Beachview Chiropractic are seeking help for their knee, hip, neck, or leg pain. Chiropractic care is particularly useful for treating leg pain and helping patients regain their lost mobility.

TYPES OF LEG PAIN

There are three types of leg pain:

1. MUSCULOSKELETAL
This refers to pain involving one or more components of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the body’s bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Common causes of musculoskeletal pain include bruising, bone fractures, overuse injuries, infections, ligament strains, muscle strains, and tendonitis.

2. NEUROLOGICAL
Neurological leg pain is related to the body’s nerves. Common causes include restless legs syndrome, neuropathy (nerve damage), and sciatic nerve pain.

3. VASCULAR
Conditions affecting the blood vessels can also lead to leg pain. The most common causes of vascular leg pain are peripheral artery disease (PAD), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, cellulitis, and infections.

In some cases, a problem in a different part of the body will cause leg pain. For example, sciatica is often triggered by pressure on the sciatic nerve in the lower back, but causes pain in the legs. This is called non-localised leg pain.

How Will a Chiropractor Treat Leg Pain?

HOW LEG PAIN IS NORMALLY DIAGNOSED AND TREATED

When a patient presents with leg pain, a doctor has several ways to diagnose and treat the condition. The most common starting point is to ask questions of the patient. These questions usually include:

  • What is the nature of the pain you are experiencing? (Is it throbbing, a dull ache, a sharp stabbing pain, only hurts when performing a certain task etc)
  • When did the pain start?
  • Did a particular event trigger the pain?
  • How is your general health?
  • Are you experiencing any other concerning symptoms?</li

Dr. Chris Rush will ask the same questions. Next, a physical examination is performed in an effort to locate the precise location of your pain. If the source of the pain is not easily apparent, further tests will be required, which may include a bone scan, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound scan and x-ray. The doctor will then recommend a treatment or refer you to a specialist.

Is Chiropractic Care Helpful for Leg Pain?

Chiropractic care or treatment is quite helpful in treating different types of leg pain. With chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Chris Rush will focus on reducing pain and inflammation and this, in turn, will help in reducing swelling. Expect a physical examination and possibly an X-ray of the affected area, and, based on the results, a chiropractor can determine the treatment process. Chiropractic treatment is customized according to the health condition of the patient and how well they would be able to undergo treatment procedures. Besides this, the Dr. Chris Rush would also suggest some exercises and diet plans, which will be a great support for the ongoing treatment– and even after treatment ends.

Call BeachView Chiropractic today to get support and relief from your pain today!

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A: Only if the doctor determines that they are necessary
A: Bring your insurance information in with you when you come in for your appointment. There is no charge for you for the consultation to talk to the doctor about your condition. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, and Self Pay.
A: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand-held, spring-loaded device that delivers fast, precise adjustments in order to restore range of motion to the vertebrae and extremity joints.
A: Traditional spinal manipulation is performed with our chiropractor’s hands. During the adjustment, a quick, firm thrust will be used to realign the joint. While this is perfectly safe, the adjusted area is much larger with a traditional adjustment than with an Activator adjustment. The Activator delivers a direct and precise adjustment that does not require any twisting or pulling. Individuals typically find the activator method less physically and mentally stressful because there are not as many pops or cracks associated with the adjustment, and the speed of the device means that the muscles do not have time to tense against the force.
A: Everyone is unique and we can give you more idea once we have assessed your case. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process.