Is Leg Pain Connected to Spine Health?
By Stepy Kamei
If you've ever felt any kind of ache or pain in one or both of your legs, you may be surprised to learn that your discomfort may have been directly caused by a problem related to your spinal column. This is especially true if you also experienced a sense of numbness or tingling in one or both legs because this often signals the presence of damage to the nerves, which is a spinal problem. Taking care of the health and wellness of your spinal column is crucial toward maintaining your overall sense of well-being. Chiropractic is one of the most effective, not to mention safest, methods of treatment which can not only improve conditions such as nerve damage and leg pain, but prevent them from coming back in the future as well.
Chiropractic Helps the Whole Body (Here's How)
Many people are still under the false assumption that chiropractors only work to improve the health of the back. It's more accurate to say that chiropractors focus primarily on improving the health of the spinal column -- which does happen to be on the back -- in order to improve the entire body's health and wellness.
Many people experience misalignments in the spinal column without even realizing it. These misalignments, which are known in the medical community as vertebral subluxations, can cause a wide variety of issues and concerns throughout the entire body, including leg pain and numbness. This is because the spinal column is literally and metaphorically the center of the entire body. It houses and protects the central nervous system, which is what encourages communication between the brain and the body. When this communication is disrupted due to a misalignment in the spinal column, other important functions within the body may begin to break down.
Treating Nerve Damage with Chiropractic
Nerve damage is one of the most common results of vertebral subluxations. The good news is that chiropractic can be utilized to successfully treat and prevent this issue from bothering you. During a session of chiropractic, the chiropractor will examine the spine and the rest of the body to see which problems are affecting your health. From here, he or she will use manual manipulation techniques to bring the spinal column back into its proper alignment, which may reduce nerve damage after just one session. Come on in to The Joint Chiropractic clinic nearest you today to see how an adjustment can benefit you.