There are many common conditions and symptoms that can affect the hip and legs, including: mild cases of tingling in the leg, numbness that extends from the top of the leg to the foot, irritating hip pain, and pain in the leg that causes you great difficulty when moving.
If you are experiencing pain in your hips or legs, or you have numbness or tingling in your legs, the chiropractors at Advanced Spine and Sports Care might be able to help you, especially if conventional medicine has proved ineffective.
Possible Causes of Hip Pain, Leg Pain, Leg Numbness, and Leg Tingling*
Many different conditions can cause hip pain, leg pain, leg numbness, and leg tingling, but the most common cause of these ailments are the following three conditions:
- Wearing down of cartilage / arthritis osteoarthritis
- Overuse of injury to muscles or tendons
Finding the best treatment for all forms of hip pain, leg pain, leg numbness, and leg tingling, all starts with understanding the underlying cause of the pain, determining the severity of the condition, and creating an effective treatment plan that doesn’t just provide short-term relief from symptoms but relieves pain in the long term.
Causes of Sciatica Pain
Sciatica can be a tingling sensation, or a pain or weakness caused by sciatic nerve irritation. The start of the sciatic nerve is located in the lower back and it ends at the feet, extending downwards at the back of both legs. Sciatica isn’t a complete diagnosis, but rather a symptom of a condition that can involve persistent pain in one leg, difficulty moving, numbness and tingling, and pain that worsens when sitting down.
There are many possible causes of sciatica pain, that include:
• Degenerative disc disease
• Lumbar herniated disc
• Lumbar spinal stenosis
• Muscle spasms
• Scar tissue
• Piriformis syndrome
There are also numerous factors that can increase sciatica pain, such as not getting enough exercise, sleeping on an unsuitable mattress, and being overweight.
Treatment of Pain in the Hips and Legs, Leg Tingling, and Leg Numbness
It’s possible to seek multiple different types of treatment for hip pain, leg pain, and tingling and numbness in the legs, including visiting a doctor or booking an appointment with a professional chiropractor in Chicago, who specializes in non-invasive treatment for leg and hip problems.
If you see an MD and are diagnosed with sciatica, arthritis, or a muscle or tendon problem, you will most likely be given the following advice:
- Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatories / pain-relievers (like Advil, Aleve, or Tylenol)
- Apply ice
In sever cases, MDs may prescribe one of more of the following:
- Steroid injections
However, most of our patients with these conditions find that the treatments supplied by MDs are temporary: they treat the pain, but not the underlying cause of the pain. When treatment ends, the pain returns, sometimes even worse that it was before.
Conversely, a chiropractor like those at Advanced Spine and Sports Care, will attempt to treat the reason you are experiencing pain, with the goal of controlling, or in some cases, eliminating the underlying problem, and thereby easing or eradicating your pain.
How a Chiropractor Can Treat Pain Related to Sciatica
Visiting a chiropractor in Chicago is one of the best ways to treat sciatica pain. Sciatica is caused when pressure is applied to the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by:
- Spinal misalignment or slipped / herniated discs. Chiropractors can treat these conditions by manipulating the spine and restoring spinal alignment.
- Spinal stenosis. While chiropractic care cannot correct spinal stenosis, regular chiropractic treatments can stave off the development or progression of spinal stenosis.
- A tight piriformis muscle. Chiropractors can treat this by using a number of different techniques, from spinal manipulation, to massage, to stretching, both in the office and as a directed at-home treatment
Due to the different causes of sciatica, it’s essential that the cause of the pain is diagnosed correctly. Only through the correct diagnosis, can the best and most rewarding treatment plan be created.
Best Treatment for Sciatica Pain in Chicago
Before you undergo any treatment for sciatica pain at Advanced Spine & Sports Care, we’ll perform a proper diagnosis, which will involve a review of your medical history and a physical examination. In some instances, the diagnosis may also involve further tests that will enable us to gain a more in-depth understanding of your condition.
A treatment plan for sciatica at Advanced Spine & Sports Care can involve many different treatments, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Ice therapy
- Heat therapy
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
- Lifestyle changes
Where restricted mobility has become a persistent problem that impacts your lifestyle, chiropractic treatment can often be a highly effective solution. For advice and guidance on chiropractic treatment for sciatica in Chicago, please get into contact with Advanced Spine & Sports Care today.
How a Chiropractor Can Treat Pain Related to Arthritis
Arthritis is caused when the cartilage in a joint is eroded. When a healthy joint moves, the cartilage between in moving bones protects the bones and nerves and cushions the movement. When that cartilage is damaged or destroyed, the bones grind together when the joint is moved, causing pain. Chiropractic cannot restore your cartilage and therefore it cannot “cure” arthritis. However, regular chiropractic care can keep cartilage degeneration from occurring, or slow the process of degeneration.
Chiropractic can also afford relief to many arthritis patients, without the use of medications or injections. In addition to gentle manipulations, we can help arthritis sufferers learn about natural ways to combat inflammation, including dietary changes.
If you’re experiencing pain related to arthritis, and want ongoing support finding lasting relief, as well as treatment that can slow degeneration, then the experts at Advanced Spine & Sports Care can help. We provide valuable chiropractic treatments that are capable of reducing joint restrictions and improving joint function.
How a Chiropractor Can Treat Pain Related to Overuse or Injury to Muscles and Tendons
There are, of course, many ways to injure your muscles. But in some cases, joint tightness and overly tight muscles can actually cause injury to muscles and tendons. Regular chiropractic care can keep your joints lubricated and moving and help you keep your muscles from becoming too tight in the first place.
But even after you are injured, chiropractic can help with these ailments. Injury to a muscle or tendon will often cause undue stress on associated joints and other supporting muscles. A chiropractor can make sure that your body remains in alignment throughout your recovery; that associated joints, muscles, and tendons do not become stiff and inflexible from lack of movement; and that scar tissue in the injured area, which can cause future tightness, is broken up and dispersed.
Whether you’re hoping to lower your risk of sustaining an injury or want professional treatment to recover quickly and safely from an injury, the team at Advanced Spine & Sports Care in Chicago have the expertise you need. For more information about treating pain caused by overuse and muscle and tendon injuries, please contact us today.
Best Chicago Chiropractor for Hip Pain
If you’re suffering from hip pain, then the professional chiropractors at Advanced Spine & Sports Care in Chicago can provide effective treatment options that address the underlying cause of the pain, as well as ongoing advice and guidance to support your recovery.
Hip pain treatment at Advanced Spine & Sports Care will start with a consultation to discuss your medical history and a full hip and spine examination performed by a trained chiropractor. Once the underlying cause of your hip pain has been identified, a full treatment plan will be created.
The hip pain treatments that we provide here at Advanced Spine & Sports Care can include stretches, exercise plans, spinal adjustments, and advice on lifestyle and nutritional changes.
Best Chicago Chiropractor for Leg Pain
Advanced Spine & Sports Care is one of the best Chicago chiropractors to visit for mild, moderate and severe leg pain. If you’re having difficulties walking, need professional advice on recovering after a leg injury, or are unsure why you’re experiencing a persistent pain in your leg, then we can help.
We can provide a professional consultation to discuss your leg pain and perform an examination to diagnose the condition that you’re suffering from. We also specialize in numerous treatments for leg pain that range from compression and stretches to chiropractic adjustments to improve motion and function.
By choosing to visit Advanced Spine & Sports Care for leg pain in Chicago, you’ll get a customized treatment plan with natural, non-invasive procedures and advice on lifestyle changes.
Leg Numbness Treatment in Chicago
Experiencing numbness in one or both of your legs due to sciatica or another condition can cause persistent problems, including trouble sitting down and walking. Here at Advanced Spine & Sports Care, we can provide multiple services for leg numbness in Chicago, including advice, diagnostics, and a range of professional chiropractic treatments, such as:
• Ice therapy
• Spinal manipulation
• Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
If you’ve noticed numbness in your leg, then visiting a chiropractor in Chicago as soon as possible is very important, both to address the current pain or difficulties that you’re having, and to start recovery as soon as possible to prevent further problems from occurring.
Leg Tingling Treatment in Chicago
At Advanced Spine & Sports Care, we’ll evaluate the position of your spine and get to the bottom of the cause of the tingling sensation in your leg. We’ll make sure that it’s not just the symptoms that you gain relief from, but the true condition causing the unwelcome sensation.
We take a firmly natural approach to treatment for problems with leg tingling, with procedures that are non-invasive and proven to be effective. One of the most efficient treatments for leg problems is spinal adjustment, which can help with pinched nerves and herniated or bulging discs - these can cause problems like tingling and numbness in the leg.