Pain Relief Q & A
What's Causing My Leg Pain Or Arm Pain?
When someone comes to his office complaining of leg or arm pain, Dr. Atzmon carefully examines several major components of their musculoskeletal and nervous system to identify the underlying cause. This may include:
- Muscle strain
- Ligament sprain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Joint subluxation
If your leg or arm pain is accompanied by numbness, tingling, and weakness, you may have an underlying nerve impingement. This means that somewhere in your spine, a nerve root exiting the spine that innervates a limb is getting pinched.
What Is Sciatica?
Often, a person's leg pain is caused by a syndrome known as sciatica. This is a condition caused by damage and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. If this nerve becomes impinged by a herniated disc or a bony abnormality, then it can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms.
What Are The Symptoms of Sciatica?
Sciatica symptoms vary wildly, and may include:
- Pins and needles, tingling, and numbness in one or both legs
- The feeling of burning, shooting, or searing pain in one or both legs
- Weakness in one or both legs (especially foot drop)
- Pain the buttocks, hip, and low back
How Can A Chiropractor Relieve My Leg Pain Or Arm Pain Symptoms?
So many of the most common health problems we face are related to our spine. For his patients with leg or arm pain, Dr. Atzmon finds that a chiropractic adjustment can help restore their spine alignment, relieving any pressure on nerves that may be contributing to their symptoms, and prime their body and nervous system for healing.
Dr. Atzmon also provides soft tissue mobilization and modalities that can relieve pain, promote tissue healing, and reduce inflammation. He may recommend that you consult with his physical therapist for additional functional rehabilitation and injury management.