Leg Pain, Back pain and Chiropractic

Many people suffering from back pain also experience pain in the legs. Back pain and leg pain accounts for a very high percentage of cases treated by Chiropractors.
One of the key factors in determining the cause of pain in the legs is whether the pain extends below the knee. Pain that is felt above the knee is often related to the joints of the back (facet joints) and sacro-iliac joints (SI joints). Facet joint pain and sacro-iliac joint pain is often very responsive to Chiropractic treatments.
Pain that extends below the knee often involves a problem with the discs or narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis). One key Chiropractic technique to treat disc problems is intersegmental traction via a special table called a Flexion Distraction table. This type of table combines traction of the spine with slight bending and is often very effective in dealing with disc type pain. The pelvic tilt exercise is also an effective stetch and exercise and is effective in combination with Chiropractic techniques.
Another key point about leg pain and Chiropractic treatment is the type of the pain. Often pain referred from the joints of the back (facet joints) and the sacro-iliac joints (SI) is felt as more of a dull, deep, achy type pain in the thigh. Disc associated pain tends to be sharper and more lightening like.
Dr. Etter is a Chiropractor practicing in Olathe, Kansas and Lenexa, Kansas. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and has over ten years of Chiropractic practice experience in Lenexa/Olathe, Kansas. Dr. Etter’s Chiropractic practice focus is back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and running injuries.

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