How Can A Chiropractor Help You?
Are your feet causing your lower back pain? Or vice versa, could your feet be in pain due to your back? A series of spinal nerves travel from your lower spine down into your legs and terminate in your feet. This means that these nerves end in your feet. When the nerve roots, which is a part of the nerve that exists as it exits the spine, is compressed or irritated, it can cause the pain that you’re feeling in your feet.
But pain can also occur if there is a nerve that is compressed near your hip, knee, or in your foot. So if nothing is helping your foot pain, or nothing is helping your back pain, perhaps you should reach out to a chiropractor such as the ones available at Lotus Wellness Center.
Nerve root irritation or compression in the lumbar or sacral spine; otherwise known as the lower back can cause sciatica pain to radiate down your leg and into your feet. Specifically, compression of a nerve root, which is also called classic sciatica, can cause pain along the outer side of your feet. Nerve roots can be compressed or irritated because of a number of reasons, such as a lumbar herniated disc which is where a leaking disc exists, lumbar degenerative disc disease which is age-related and causes narrowing and shrinkage of the discs, spondylolisthesis which is the slipping of vertebrae over the one below it, and lumbar spinal stenosis which is the narrowing of the bony openings for spinal nerves and/or the spinal cord.
The inability to lift the front part of your photo you’re frequently tripping while walking might be due to a condition called drop, which is typically caused due to a compression in the L5 nerve root. A chiropractor is going to be able to help you get to the root of your problems with back pain or foot pain.
Foot pain can also occur when there is compression damage along the path and the hip, leg, or the knee. Some examples of this are things such as peroneal neuropathy, which is a condition where the peroneal nerve is compressed or injured; sciatic neuropathy, which is damage to the pelvic region; tarsal tunnel syndrome or dysfunction of the tibial nerve within the tarsal tunnel of the inner ankle; or sural nerve entrapment.
The pain that follows a recent trauma to the lower back, hip, knee or ankle may help indicate the side of nerve damage, and in this instance you would be able to tell your chiropractor exactly what happened and why you think you have this pain. But painted in nerve root compression sciatica can also be associated with other symptoms such as pain, numbness or weakness in the buttocks, thigh and leg.
Regardless of whether you have back or foot pain, finding the root of that pain in the cause and dealing with it is a great way to make sure that you stay healthy and pain-free.