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What Causes Hip and Leg Pain
Hip and leg pain can be musculoskeletal (stemming from bones, joints, and muscles) or neuropathic (stemming from nerves and tissues). Musculoskeletal pain is often a result of muscle tightness around the hip and through the leg. This tightness can be a result of previous injury, excessive use, and lack of use, but results in a muscular imbalance, causing stress on joints and muscles. Neuropathic hip and leg pain can be due to various nerve impingements. Sciatica, a chronic burning pain, felt in the legs, is due to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.
How King Chiropractic Clinic Can Help
While hip and leg pain can be attributable to a number of factors, a chiropractic assessment can help to target the source of pain. While leg pain might manifest in extremities, the source of the pain often stems from the spine. Chiropractic care addresses hip and leg pain through adjustments to the spine which can help to reduce inflammation that is triggering pain felt throughout the legs. Additionally, chiropractic care can help address nerve impingement's which might be triggering leg or hip pain.