Professional Healing for a Pain-Free Life

Are you struggling with leg pain after an auto accident or injury? You no longer have to live with constant leg pain. Our dedicated chiropractors here at South Florida Spine & Joint Center in West Palm Beach have provided chiropractic services to Palm Beach County for almost 2 decades. They will construct an individualized program of spinal realignments or adjustments, stretches, and exercises to help with your reoccurring leg pain.

Leg pain can be a complicated and personalized experience. Pain management is handled differently by everyone. For instance, aggravating your sciatica can cause some people to be in excruciating pain as with others it causes mild discomfort. It all depends on the severity of your pain and where it stems from. Leg Pain usually stems from the lower back and down one of your sciatic nerves. The two forms of leg pain people experience are acute and chronic.

Acute Pain: Normal pain felt when hurt suddenly and recovery does not last past a few days or weeks.
Chronic Pain:Pain that is consistently continuing past the given recovery time (months) from an injury.

Acute sciatic pain is directly related to the severity of the nerve’s tissue damage. It could last a few days and or weeks depending on the issue. Chronic sciatic pain is experienced for months or longer and it can be hard to diagnose exactly where the pain is coming from. We know sciatica pain stems from the low back and can be associated with misaligned spinal discs, nerve damage, arthritis, and or muscles or ligament strains.

Stop living in pain and give us a call here at South Florida Spine & Joint Center to diagnose and treat your symptoms.

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Custom Treatment Process

Every patient is different. Our custom treatment process is geared specifically for treating your needs. Leg pain can be caused by many different variables, for example, from an auto accident, slip and fall, and or sports collision. This is the reason we take your unique circumstances seriously because we have many different forms of treatment. First, we take X-rays and conduct a full physical exam to assess the severity of your pain and diagnose the source of it. We then discuss our recommendations with you on the course of treatment we feel best suits your circumstances.

Treatment Evaluation

Once you understand the course of action we plan to take and you are in agreeance to it, only then will your recovery treatment plan be initiated. Your treatment plan may include a mix of skeletal adjustments, physical therapies, and soft tissue therapies. As we progress through your treatment plan, we will evaluate how you feel before and after every session. This ensures we are treating the problem correctly and not causing others to flair up. Everyone reacts differently to treatments, which is why we take this approach in case we need to adjust our treatment along the way.

Chiropractic Benefits

Spinal alignment is important to your overall health and how you feel every day. Chiropractic care offers many health benefits, such as musculoskeletal and nervous system function, improves digestion, chronic headaches or migraines, increased energy, joint dysfunction and relief from the pain you may be experiencing. Regular chiropractic visits help relieve acute or chronic leg pain you have been experiencing. Our chiropractic services can also take the place of medication use. Treating symptoms with medication only numbs your issue for a brief time period. Instead, we find and treat the source of your pain.

Conditions We Can Treat

We specialize in relieving back pain, neck pain, leg pain, headaches or migraines, and much more. We offer care for patients who struggle with many different musculoskeletal injuries, whether those injuries are due to bad habits, improper diet, occupational hazards, or have resulted from a traumatic auto accident injury. Consult with us to determine whether chiropractic treatment is right for you. Leg Pain is caused by all types of lower back issues and here are some of the more common causes:

  • Sciatica: The sciatic nerve is known as the largest nerve in the body and is constructed from spinal nerves. It extends from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and runs down the back of each leg. Sciatica is often caused by a variety of issues either from muscle strain, bone spurs or herniated discs which applies pressure to the sciatic nerve. Sitting or standing in one place for long periods of time tends to flare up sciatica as well. Burning sensation, sharp shooting pain down one leg, issues controlling your bowels or bladder function, and muscle weakness are all feelings associated with sciatica. Lying down flat helps bring relief to the sciatic nerve whereas certain activities such as bending or twisting can aggravate it even more. Proper posture, certain exercises, and stretching can help elevate sciatica. In more extreme cases, if extreme leg weakness is experienced or numbness of your genitals takes place, seek medical attention as surgery may be the best course of treatment. Other causes of sciatica can be from a joint problem in the hip, piriformis syndrome, stenosis, osteoarthritis, and spondylolisthesis.
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc: This is a ruptured or herniated spinal disc in your lower back when the jelly-like nucleus is forced out of your spinal disc through a tear. The herniated spinal disc applies pressure on the spinal nerve and can cause severe pain, a numbing sensation in the leg or foot, decreased flexibility in the knee or ankle, and sometimes weakening of all leg muscles. Treatments vary depending on severity.
  • Piriformis Syndrome: A neurological disorder that occurs when your sciatic nerve is compressed by your piriformis muscle. This muscle is found in your buttocks near the top of your hip joint. This flat, band-like muscle helps stabilize the hip joint which allows you to lift and rotate your thigh away from your body. Leg tingling, numbness in your buttocks and pain extending into your lower leg are all symptoms associated with piriformis syndrome. You can treat this by using hot and cold treatments, physical therapy, avoiding sitting in certain positions that trigger the pain and avoid strenuous physical activities.

Leg pain often stems from other spinal issues. In some instances, the pain will subside within a few days and in others, it could take weeks to see improvement. Let us diagnose your leg pain issues and see if chiropractic therapy is right for you. Start living a pain-free life!