Leg pain can be mildly irritating to debilitating. Leg pain can involve only part or the entire lower limb, and can be in only one or both legs. In addition to sharp or dull pain, numbness or tingling are often present.
A common cause of leg pain is a pinched nerve in the low back. The spinal nerves from the low back and sacrum control all muscular movement and sensation in the legs, and a pinching of any one of these nerves can result in a variety of problems.
The major nerve which travels down the leg is the sciatic nerve, and pain in this nerve is termed “sciatica”.
If you have leg pain due to a pinched spinal nerve, chiropractic offers the best option for natural, drug-free, non-surgical treatment. The pinching on the nerve is relieved by specific spinal adjustments, and the healing is enhanced by such therapies as deep heat, electromuscle stimulation, stretching, or other options appropriate for your case.