Dr. Mike Kochanski of Celar Chiropractic is a Westchester IL chiropractor that treats many patients that have leg pain. Chronic leg pain may be caused by many problems, not all of them originating in the legs themselves. For instance, many problems that present themselves symptomatically as pain, numbness or tingling in the legs originate in the lower back. As a chiropractor, Dr. Mike sees this condition often. The lumbar spine area of the low back is the location of the sciatic nerve, and if it is being irritated as the result of a structural problem in the spine or surrounding tissues, the pain can radiate along the path of that nerve to the legs. Common symptoms of leg problems that originate in the lower back include a burning pain that seems to travel from the lower back or buttocks to the legs, often described by patients as “electric” jolts or shocks. This condition is often caused by an irritated sciatic nerve, and is commonly referred to as sciatica.
By admin | Published June 28, 2012