Back Pain is experienced by most adults in their lifetimes. It is the number one reason for missing days at work in the US. A back injury can cause hip, buttock and leg pain and numbness. IF not corrected, it can be a permanent debilitating problem that ruins one’s quality of life.
Neck & Shoulder Pain
Neck and shoulder pain can ruin the quality of your life if left untreated. Some neck and shoulder injuries can cause extreme neck, shoulder and arm pain as well as arm, hand and finger numbness. Headaches often occur from neck injuries.
Sciatica & Hip Pain
An injury to the back or hip can cause severe pain in the hip and legs known as sciatica. The sciatic nerve is a huge nerve plexus that runs from the back, through the hip, down the leg and into the foot. Severe pain or numbness can occur in any or all of these areas.
Pain in Legs & Feet
Leg and foot pain and numbness can be attributed to several different causes. Injury to the back, knee, leg muscles or ankle can be the reason for the pain and numbness in the leg and foot. A doctor of chiropractic can differentiate between these areas with a battery of testing designed to determine the areas causing the pain and the best way to correct it. If leg pain is coming from the back, it is primarily referred to as sciatica or sciatic neuralgia. When determining the diagnosis and correcting the problem in the back, the leg pain or numbness can be corrected permanently without surgery or drugs.
Work Related Injuries
Chiropractors have excellent track records for helping injured workers feel better and get back to work sooner. One recent statistic really stands out: Injured workers with similar injuries are 28 times less likely to have spinal surgery if the first point of contact is a Chiropractor rather than a surgeon.
Sports injuries can occur while participating in athletic activities. Injuries sustained from sports can include anything from minor nagging pain to serious, life-threatening problems. Injuries sustained during athletic activities such as running, playing team sports, lifting weights, cycling or swimming should be evaluated as quickly as possible to determine severity and if treatment is necessary.