Back and leg pain can affect your ability to sit, stand, walk, or lift your legs. When the pain interferes with your daily life, it is time to visit a chiropractor to find pain relief. Our chiropractor will create a pain management plan to put you back on the road to a pain-free life. Contact Dr. Potigian at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center if you live in Fresno, Clovis, or the surrounding areas.
Diagnosing Back Pain
Our chiropractor will examine your back and determine the cause of your back and leg pain. We will ask you to rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten and discuss how the pain is affecting your movement, standing, sitting, and other activities. With that information and the examination, we will determine what is causing your pain and create a pain management treatment. If needed, our chiropractor may order additional tests to help diagnose the source of the pain.
X-ray images can show the alignment of the bones and if the pain is caused by arthritis, broken bones, or a misalignment of the spine.
MRI or CT Scans
An MRI or CT scan generates images that reveal tissue damage, herniated discs, and problems with your bones, tissues, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels.
Nerve studies help measure the electrical impulses produced by the nerves and how the muscles respond. These tests can help confirm nerve compression from herniated discs or spinal stenosis.
The Causes of Back and Leg Pain
Those experiencing back and leg pain may have other conditions which could be causing the radiating pain. Common causes of pain include sciatica and herniated discs.
Sciatica is often caused by a herniated disc causing pain to radiate along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve extends from the lower back, through the hips and butt, and down the legs. This type of pain typically occurs on one side of the body.
Lumbar Herniated Discs
A lumbar herniated disc is a ruptured disc in the lower back that puts pressure on the spinal nerve causing severe pain and weakness.
Treatment for Back and Leg Pain
Most patients find pain relief for their back and leg pain within a month by using home treatments. However, those with more complex underlying conditions may need chiropractic care for back and leg pain. Our chiropractor will determine the underlying causes of your back, leg, or joint pain and create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the healing process.
Contact Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center
If you live in or around Fresno or Clovis and are suffering from pain, Dr. Potigian at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center is here to help. Call our team today at (559) 454-1000 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.