The Link Between Spinal Misalignments and Leg Pain

You might not know this, but aches and pains in one or both of your legs may be caused by an issue in your spinal column’s alignment. Spinal misalignment is a condition where your spine becomes improperly aligned, leading to impairments in your range of motion and a decrease in your quality of life.

At Grand Island Chiropractic Center, we’re well-experienced in diagnosing and treating spinal misalignments. From our office in Grand Island, Nebraska, our physicians Timothy Dunugan, DC, and Brian Dunugan, DC, are here to treat all of your chiropractic needs. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide on the link between spinal misalignment and leg pain

How to tell if your spine is misaligned

Unfortunately, with spinal misalignment, while you may have pain in your lower back or neck, you often instead experience pain in and around several joints in your body. So, it can be difficult to tell that the pain in your joints is actually caused by a problem in your back.

In addition to leg pain, you may also experience knee pain, hip pain, and numbness and tingling in your hands or feet when your spine is misaligned. Some other common symptoms include chronic headaches, frequent illnesses, and excessive fatigue. 

The risk of leaving spinal misalignment untreated

Spinal misalignment is a chronic condition that can lead to much more serious issues if left untreated, like:

So, if you’re experiencing leg pain or pain in any of your other joints, you don’t want to ignore it. Spinal misalignment can also lead to a herniated disc and nerve damage which can impair your sensation, bodily functions, and mobility. 

How chiropractic care can treat your spinal misalignment

Chiropractic care focuses on the health of your spinal column in order to improve your whole-body health and wellness. So, when we adjust your spine with chiropractic care, we can successfully treat spinal misalignment and prevent its symptoms from bothering you.

We can also physically adjust your joints and tissues to reduce pain and inflammation. This can help with any pain you may be feeling in your leg or your other joints.

Because chiropractic care is a holistic practice, we can also help you treat and reduce the symptoms of your spinal misalignment with exercises you can do regularly at home.

To learn more about spinal misalignment and how it can present with symptoms in your joints, call our office or book an appointment online today.

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