From sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems to chronic conditions, there are many problems that can cause leg pain. Fortunately, our Federal Way, WA, chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Winger, doesn’t just treat problems of the spine—he also treats all musculoskeletal problems including leg issues! If you are experiencing leg pain, read on to learn how Dr. Winger can help!
What is causing my leg pain?
Before we can determine the best approach for treating your leg pain, our chiropractor will need to figure out what’s causing it. There are many conditions and problems that can cause leg pain including,
- Overuse injuries
- Restless leg syndrome
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Nerve damage
One of the most common causes of leg pain is sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This results in pain that travels from the lower back down the leg. Of course, everything from inflamed teeth to injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, or nerves can also set off pain. More serious conditions include deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that usually develops within a vein in the leg.
What will a chiropractor do for my leg pain?
You will first undergo an intensive evaluation in which our Federal Way, WA, chiropractic doctor will examine the body to determine the cause of your leg pain. We will then ask you questions about your pain, and depending on your answers, we may recommend further imaging such as X-ray imaging or a CT scan.
While there are certain conditions that may require emergency medical treatment and more specialized care (as is the case with deep vein thrombosis), most injuries and musculoskeletal conditions can be treated through lifestyle modifications, exercises, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulations (e.g. spinal adjustments). Depending on the cause of your leg pain, regular spinal manipulation may be necessary over the course of several weeks; after which, maintenance chiropractic sessions can help prevent problems from reoccurring.
Need relief? Give us a call
Leg pain doesn’t just impact your health, but can also heavily affect your overall quality of life. Get back to doing what you love and call Redondo Family Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA, at (253) 941-6977 to schedule a chiropractic evaluation.