Radiating Leg Pain (Radiculopathy)
Radiating Leg Pain is most commonly associated with sciatica or nerve damage in the lower lumbar region of the spine. Similarly, pain can be felt in the arms, depending on the area of the spine that is impinging on the nerves. This form of leg pain can be a dull persistent ache or much sharper pain depending on how severe the damage to the nerve is.
It can become very difficult to live with radiating leg pain, as it often stops you from enjoying the activities you love. Also, It can negatively impact your mobility, slowing you down or preventing movement altogether. If you are experiencing radiating leg pain, it could be an indication of a more serious underlying degenerative condition that should be treated immediately, otherwise, there could be permanent damage.
What Could Be Causing Your Leg Pain
A common cause of radiculopathy in the legs is the narrowing of the space where nerve roots exit the spine. This causes the nerve to become pinched or highly sensitive to pressure. This pressure is the source of your pain and will continue to worsen as the health of the joint declines. Your pain may also worsen as you engage in repetitive motions that aggravate the area, causing it to become inflamed.
- Spinal stenosis
- Poor posture
- Bone spurs
- Disc herniation
- Pinched sciatic nerve (Sciatica)
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy For Radiating Leg Pain
- The specialists at West Texas Neck and Back have years of experience in diagnosing and treating spine conditions. We specialize in a form of non-invasive spinal decompression therapy that relieves pressure on damaged areas of the spine, allowing nutrient-rich blood to flow to the area and stimulate the body’s regenerative process. Call or book an appointment online to speak with a specialist to see if spinal decompression can relieve your pain!