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Chiropractor Explains 3 Causes of Leg Pain & Numbness September 21, 2017

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Chiropractor Explains 3 Causes of Leg Pain & Numbness, St. Peters, Missouri

Chronic leg pain can range from being a nuisance to nearly debilitating, and there are a number of causes. Putting off treatment can lead to serious consequences, which is why the staff at Mid Rivers Chiropractic in St. Peters, MO, advises seeing a chiropractor. Many forms of lower limb pain can be associated with spinal and nerve issues, and a professional will diagnose and treat the cause.

3 Causes of Leg Pain & Numbness

1. Sciatica

chiropractor-mid-rivers-chiropracticSciatica is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower limbs. While the cause typically manifests in the spine, the effects can be felt in the thighs, calves, and feet. It occurs when stress is put on the sciatic nerve that runs down the leg. Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of this condition, though it can also be caused by misaligned vertebrae, weakened spinal discs, and pinched nerves. A chiropractor will pinpoint the issue and develop a treatment plan.

2. Arthritis

Arthritis comes in many forms and affects the body in different ways. When joints become inflamed and wear down, they weaken, causing discomfort that can extend to the muscles. Around the knees, hip joints, ankles, and other areas of the lower limbs, muscles are forced to overexert themselves to compensate for the weakened joints. As this happens, secondary pain can occur alongside joint pain, as well as cause spasms and numbness.

3. Neuropathy

The spinal cord is connected to the skin, organs, and muscles by a number of autonomic, motor, and sensory nerves. When neuropathy occurs, these nerves function incorrectly, creating pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs. Over time, it can lead to irreversible nerve loss that may result in disability or amputation. Diabetics often experience this condition, so you should see a physician as well as a chiropractor to get tested.

If you’re dealing with leg pain, turn to the staff at Mid Rivers Chiropractic. A chiropractor will work closely with you to diagnose the problems you’re experiencing and build a personalized treatment plan to solve the issue. Call (636) 279-1400 today to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor, and visit their website to learn about their acupuncture and sports injury treatments.

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