Low Back Pain into the Leg
Lumbar radiculopathy, radiating low back pain down into the legs, or what is more commonly called a “pinched nerve”, can be an extremely debilitating condition. Having arthritic changes occur around the bones of the low back, as well as disc bulges in the low back can put pressure on the nerves that leave the lumbar spine and travel down into the buttocks and legs. Therefore, these are two common reasons to have pain that travels from the lower back and into the legs. Arthritic changes occur over time, but herniated discs can occur following trauma, such as a fall, or improperly picking something up off the ground. Symptoms can range from pain in the low back, to numbness and weakness down into the legs.
Common symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy are pain in low back that travels down into the buttock and legs, tingling feeling into the legs, weakness of the muscles of the legs, and numbness into the legs.
The Chiropractors at Mountainview Chiropractic Center will assess the lower back as well as the surrounding structures to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for the patient.
The practitioners treat lumbar radiculopathy by:
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion
- Myofascial release to release adhesions in damaged tissue
- Rehabilitation exercises to find a directional preference of movement loss
- Strengthening exercises to provide stability to the lumbar spine
- Postural assessment to explain the importance of reducing these stressors
We have a history of treating patients with lower back pain very effectively!
We would love to help you reduce your lower back pain pain!