Thursday, May 6, 2010

Patients frequently ask me: “What is causing the pain and tingling down my leg?”

A common cause of leg pain is from the Sciatic Nerve. Below, I’ve listed the Top 10 Common Causes & Our Most Effective Solutions. If you have pain, tingling or numbness anywhere from your gluts to your toes, we need to pinpoint the cause before it gets worse or requires surgery, and immediately take the appropriate steps to alleviate your pain.

Contact Us for a Complimentary
5 Point Sciatica Evaluation today.

Common Causes & Our Most Effective Solutions:

  • Spinal or Pelvic Misalignment: Pain and dysfunction caused by compressed joints and tight muscles that throw the body out of alignment
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Pain caused by inflammation due to a fixated joint
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc: Pain caused by the disc pinching the nerve
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Pain caused by compressed discs that pinch and inflame the nerve with associated muscle spasms
  • Piriformis Syndrome: Pain or tingling that is caused by compression of the glute muscles on the nerve
  • Facet Syndrome: Pain that travels to the back of the knee and it caused by compression of the facet joint
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: This is caused by bony calcifications or disc material that push on the spinal cord or nerves
  • Strained or Torn Hamstring: Pain that is usually sharp or searing and can hurt with running or walking activities
  • Joint Pain: Joint pain from the knee can refer pain into the leg
  • Blood Clot: This is a very dangerous kind of leg pain felt at the back of the knee. It is important address this by a visit or referral to a cardiologist.

Non-Surgical Solutions:
We use a combination of Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Exercises and Ergonomics designed specifically for you to get out pain as quickly as
possible so you can go back to enjoying your activities. Call us for a Complimentary Evaluation!

Chappy J Wood, D.C.
Marin Spine & Wellness Center

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