Leg pain can be the result of illness or injury and can range anywhere from mild to severe. It can affect children, teens, and adults and can be difficult to diagnose without the help of a qualified medical professional. Some of the most common causes of leg pain result from muscle overuse, joint or tendon injuries, wear and tear, and poor circulation. Sometimes the problem is directly linked to the leg, and other times it can be referred from the lower spine or hips.
Causes of Leg Pain
Some of the most common causes of leg pain include sports injuries and falls, or conditions like achilles tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, sciatica, or spinal stenosis. Leg pain can be difficult to diagnose because of all the possible causes, and an incorrect diagnosis can lead to treatments that are ineffective. The course of action is to work with the integrated medical team at RxWellenss Spine & Health and let us uncover the underlying cause of your leg pain, so we can then recommend the best plan for recovery.
Treating Leg Pain with Chiropractic Care
When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team, they will create a plan to heal the root cause of the problem. If you arrive with symptoms of leg pain, your recovery plan may include spinal adjustment, traction, and other forms of joint manipulation centered around the leg. Your RxWellness chiropractor may also recommend routine adjustments for a set period of time to manage symptoms and improve recovery. When you work with an RxWellness chiropractor, you will also have the opportunity to work a qualified massage therapist. The massage therapist will work on the muscles in the affected area to relieve any stiffness or tightness and improve flexibility. Together, your integrated medical team will administer a care plan to help you see the best results.
Treating Leg Pain with Regenerative Tissue Therapy
Regenerative medicine is a branch of treatment that prioritizes tissue replacement to symptom management. This means that instead of prescribing medication to relieve pain, the medical expert can speed up healing by introducing specialized cells to the injured area. The two types of regenerative tissue therapy offered at RxWellness Spine & Health are Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Trigger Point Injections. PRP therapy is a process that effectively improves the body’s healing process by introducing additional growth factors at the injury site. Trigger Point Injections are a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and relax knotted muscle tissue. After the injection blood flow will improve allowing the body to heal itself. You will have the opportunity to discuss your condition with our integrated medical team, and they can recommend the option best suited for your particular condition.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is a natural and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, and because the process uses the body’s own cells there is a low chance of rejection or complications. When you are injured, the blood naturally clots to stop bleeding and the affected area is flooded with cells, like growth factors, that trigger an intense healing response. PRP therapy exposes the area to an even higher concentration of the growth factors that the body already produces to speed up recovery. This is done by extracting the patient’s blood, running it through the centrifugal process to isolate the growth factors, and then reinserting the concentrated dose into the injury site. This treatment is completely natural and is simply improving a healing process, which the body already does naturally. This treatment is ideal for conditions that would normally heal on their own, with the added benefit of a reduced timeline. The PRP process can be summed up in the following steps:
- Draw the patient’s blood.
- Spin the blood in a centrifuge.
- Separate components of the blood, and isolate the platelets.
- Reinsert the platelet-rich blood into the patient at the site of pain or injury.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injections are a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and relax knotted muscle tissue. After the injection blood flow will improve allowing the body to heal itself. The purpose of this process is to create the right circumstance for optimal tissue reconstruction. It breaks down and heals built up scar tissue.
Set Up Your Consultation
If you are experiencing mild to moderate leg pain, then set up a consultation at RxWellness Spine & Health and work with our integrated medical team. We want to help you enjoy life to the fullest without the constant and chronic reminder of leg pain. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation please give us a call at (703) 904-9666 or book a consultation online.
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