Is pain starting to radiate into the extremities?
Pain in the hands, arms, legs, feet or toes can be an indication of a serious condition that involves the pinching or compression of nerves.
The pain can come from several origins and is often related to disc herniation, compression of nerves by arthritis, scar tissue, muscle spasm or inflammation along the course of the nerve.
Generally, this pain is described as sharp shooting, unpleasant sensation along the arm or the leg which often follows the path of the nerve. These patterns of radiating nerve pain can lead astute clinicians to identify the cause of the problem.
At Total Health Chiropractic, during an initial full consultation, which includes a thorough case history and any necessary orthopedic and neurological exams, we will first determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the conservative spinal care we offer.
If necessary we will organize X-Rays in order that we can actually see any adverse changes that are happening to your spine. When we are happy that we have all the necessary information to give you the very best care, we will then outline our recommended treatment protocol.
Obviously the earlier the intervention, the greater the likelihood of total resolution of symptoms. Suffering with radicular pain is unnecessary.
Call today to find out how to improve your current painful condition.
What The Studies Show Us
“Spinal manipulative therapy may be a better treatment option than nerve root injections for patients experiencing chronic neck pain caused by a cervical disk herniation. In this study, researchers followed the progress of 104 MRI-confirmed cervical disk herniation patients who received either spinal manipulation or nerve root injections and found those treated by a chiropractor were significantly more likely to report improvement after three months.”
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, March 2016
I can only describe the pain I was getting down the back and side of my legs as unbearable. I was told that I was facing surgery if things deteriorated further. I had tried everything; massage, pilates, physiotherapy, and only received short term relief; always the pain came back. It took about 6 treatments with Dr Tim before I saw real improvement and since then I seem to just get better and better.
I am extremely grateful for their professional and understandable approach. I feel that I am now on a journey to a higher level of overall health as my entire spine works better.