Legs "work" from the hips and provide our main means of locomotion. They permit us to participate actively in work, sports, leisure time activities, etc. What directs our legs to do all of these things and more? Nerve impulses emanating from our brains are the keys.
However, if vertebrae and the discs between them are misaligned, they can pinch and irritate the nerves that branch out from the spinal structures, which can then cause radiating symptoms to your hip and leg. The value of these important limbs functioning properly and symptom-free is even more pronounced for such people.
Problems with Your Hips or Legs?
Pain caused by conditions as lumbago, rheumatism, neuritis, and sciatica are infamous. Lumbago and rheumatism both affect muscles. The hips and lower back (part of the hips) are particularly susceptible to these alignments. Irritation of the nerves, which carry vital nerve energy to the hips and legs, is the main cause of neuritis. Sciatica is a condition affecting the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, which controls movement as well as the sensory functions of the hips and legs.
A Variety of Symptoms Can Cause Pain
It should come as no surprise that symptoms often strike in the hip and leg areas, considering the myriad of tasks that these body parts are called upon to perform. Lifting, pulling, pushing, straining and various accidents can cause injury to nerves, resulting in symptoms in the hips and legs. Most of us have experienced some degree of hip and leg discomfort due to sitting in a cramped position for a prolonged period of time, such as during a long car or bus trip. This discomfort is usually short-lived. Can you imagine having to endure this hip and leg pain - or worse - as a constant symptom? Severe irritation due to misaligned vertebrae and discs may even cause paralysis. No wonder thousands of people take dangerous pain-killing drugs each year!
Our Fort Worth chiropractors are concerned with the effects of spinal misalignment on those nerves that carry health-giving energy to every cell of the body. If vertebrae and the discs between them are misaligned they can pinch and irritate the nerves that branch out from the spinal structures, causing cause radiating symptoms to hip and leg.
CHIROPRACTIC HELPS NATURE RELIEVE & HEAL
Our doctors have had years of specialized college training, plus valuable practical experience. A thorough knowledge of the spinal column and the body's nervous system enables them to examine and locate the exact point of nerve impingement. Proper adjustments can relieve the nerve pressure and return the normal flow of nerve energy to the affected areas. This allows the natural healing process to begin, and pain relief soon follows.
If you suffer from lumbago, rheumatism, neuritis, sciatica, or any other hip or leg problems, make an appointment with one of our doctors to examine your spine and nervous system. If indicated, he or she will provide spinal adjustments which can restore vital nerve energy to those affected parts. Once the nerve interference has been removed and the normal flow of nerve energy has been restored, nature can go to work and promote healing from within.
Make an appointment today or call Beach Pain Center at 817-831-3388.