Radiating pain is pain that travels from one part of the body to another. It usually begins in one specific area and spreads to a larger area. It can travel from your back down your legs or into your arms. Radiating pain usually indicates there is a larger problem. If you are suffering from radiating pain and live in the Sandy Springs area, consider visiting Lefranc Chiropractic.
What Normally Causes Radiating Pain?
Many problems can cause radiating pain. Any time there is damage to a part of your body, pain signals may occur. A pinched nerve may occur where there is a large amount of pressure on a nerve, causing pain or tingling to radiate out from the nerve area. Sciatica occurs when there is injury or damage to your sciatic nerve, which runs from your spine through your butt to your legs. Sciatica can cause pain throughout that entire area.
Disc herniation can also lead to radiating pain. A herniated disc leads to nerve pressure, causing pain to radiate down your arms or legs depending on the location of the herniation. Spinal stenosis, which is when your spinal cord narrows and puts pressure on your nerves, is another potential cause of radiating pain.
How Can it Be Treated?
Our chiropractor takes a holistic approach to all treatments, including radiating pain. Chiropractic adjustments will reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Spinal manipulation works in conjunction with stretching and relaxation. Our chiropractor may recommend heat or cold and exercises depending on the location and severity of your injury.
When you first visit Lefranc Chiropractic, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the underlying cause of your radiating pain. We will use this information to create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. The exact combination of services we provide you with will vary based on the root cause of your discomfort.
Chiropractor in Sandy Springs
At Lefranc Chiropractic, we understand the effect debilitating pain can have on your everyday life. With the proper chiropractic treatment, we can get you on the road to healing. For more information on how we can eliminate your radiating pain through chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (404) 990-4678.