Did you know that a chiropractor doesn’t just treat the back, but can also treat shin splints, leg cramps, tendonitis, sciatica, and upper and lower leg pain? Here at Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Birmingham, AL we’re ready to treat patients with whatever leg pain they are experiencing. Leg pain is usually caused by accidents, sports injuries, health problems, poor diet, or lack of exercise. We can treat leg pain with chiropractic care, corrective exercises, heat and cool therapy, massage, and nutritional counseling.
Chiropractic Care for Leg Pain
Our chiropractor will take your medical history, perform a physical exam, and possibly take X-rays to determine the cause of your leg pain. Once the cause of the pain is determined, we will suggest a combination of therapies to treat the condition. There are different types of chiropractic care that our doctor is trained in.
Manual therapy applies hands on chiropractic therapy to the muscles, back, legs, tissues, joints, shin, ankles and feet to reduce pain, increase motion, and increase blood flow. It involves massaging, kneading and stretching muscles and soft tissue. Often the therapy is followed by moist heat packs or ice packs to reduce pain and inflammation. Drop table is a technique that involves using a special table that moves up and down and can be used to treat leg pain while improving the patient’s range of motion.
Corrective exercises are often used to help with leg pain. We will design an exercise plan for the patient to do at their home or office that best fits their needs. Our chiropractor may suggest walking, biking, swimming, or yard work as other ways to exercise. Massage therapy is often used to treat leg pain by relieving stress in the muscles making it easier for mobility.
Nutritional counseling can help improve health and reduce leg cramps by keeping to a special diet and taking supplements. With nutritional counseling, we will design an exercise program that will help heal your leg pain. We can treat injuries from work, auto accidents, sports, or any situation the patient experiences.
Contact Us for Leg Pain Therapy
Contact us for an appointment about leg pain by filling out the online form or by calling our office in Birmingham, AL at 205-623-5782. We at Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness strive to improve the mobility and quality of life in the most efficient way possible to anyone in Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills.