Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
The leg is a complexion region of the body composed of the hip joint, bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The hip joint is one of the most mobile and frequently used joints of the body, and as such the leg can be a great source of pain for many.
Many people experience leg pain that has developed over time. This pain can range from slight discomfort, dull ache to a stabbing sensation, or complete immobilization.
The actual source of leg pain can be difficult to self-diagnose unless you have an obvious injury or direct trauma. There can be numerous sources that can cause mysterious aches and pains in the leg including vertebral misalignments, arthritis, tears to tendons or ligaments, cramps, or muscle strain. Nerve irritation or damage is another source of pain as nerves provide feeling throughout the entire body and if inflamed or irritated can result in pain. Much to the surprise of many patients, injuries or misalignments along the spine can create a sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the leg.
Many people often experience leg pain that has developed over time. Though medication can block the pain temporarily, it does not address the source. Our team is trained and experienced in treating issues related to leg pain. We will conduct a thorough medical examination that includes your medical history as well as any additional tests needed to determine the source. After a confirmed diagnosis, we will work with you to provide the best treatment plan for your needs and lifestyle.
If you’re experiencing persistent leg pain, you shouldn’t spend another day in pain. Please contact our office at (832) 962-7493.request an appointment
Spinal refers to your spinal cord, which consists of vertebrae running down your back, and stenosis simply means narrowing. When these vertebrae start pressing on the nerves within our spinal cord, narrowing begins.
Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by arthritis, scoliosis, or injury. Symptoms may include: pain or numbness in the neck, back, or legs, trouble controlling bladder and bowel function, a burning sensation down the legs, loss of sensation, weakness, or cramping in the arms or legs, loss of sexual drive, or difficulty walking for long periods and distance, foot pain.
Spinal stenosis can be diagnosed through a variety of tests such as x-rays, CT or MRI scans, bone scans, EMG, or myelograms. During your consultation, we will discuss your symptoms and perform a thorough physical evaluation. Our team is highly trained to help you through this diagnosis every step of the way!
If diagnosed, we will develop a customized treatment plan for you to make sure your pain and symptoms are well-managed. Treatment plans may include medications, physical therapy, surgery, and chiropractic adjustments. We will also provide you with tips on how to improve your overall diet and exercise routines, as maintaining a healthy weight can improve symptoms and your overall well-being.
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Tingling and numbness in the arms or legs is a sensation that most people have experienced at some point in their life. The body is full of nerves which can become restricted, causing either numbness or a tingling sensation. Many times, having our arms or legs ‘fall asleep’ is not an indication of any underlying problem despite how odd it may feel at the time. When people feel ‘pins and needles’ after sleeping, sitting, or laying for long periods of time, then it may be time to see your doctor.request an appointment