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Leg pain

Sciatica, Hip & Leg Pain

Like a toothache down your leg, it’s hard to get away from sciatic pain.
Finding the cause is the first step to getting you better.
The Cox decompression technique can give relief when other approaches fail.




Pinched Nerve

Degenerative Disc Disease


Muscular Pain Pattern




Spinal adjustments are very effective at relieving leg pain.  We uses two main types of adjusting techniques depending upon your specific needs:

Cox Decompression

Diversified Spinal Adjustments

  • Exercise is a very important part of an effective care plan. We will show you the most appropriate and effective exercises for your specific problem
  • Nutrition can play an important role in your recovery. We will discuss these considerations during your in office consultation.




When you sit too much, your balance and coordination suffer.

This exercise helps and is also a great help in dealing with lower back pain.


This is helpful for neck and shoulder rehabilitation and for preventing frozen shoulder syndrome. It is also useful for improving lung function and chest expansion.

Be sure and keep proper head posture as you do these.

Hip Extension

If you have burning or cramping pain in one or both hips, it may be due weakness of the stabilizing muscles of your hips secondary to too much sitting.

This simple exercise, done frequently will help.

Deep Knee Bends

This simple exercise is helpful for the many of us that sit too much.

It will help to relax tight hamstrings and strengthen your quads and give more stability to your lower spine.


Recovering from sciatica and leg pain not only requires doing the right things but also necessitates avoiding harmful practices.  Here are four things you’ll generally want to avoid to speed your recovery;

  1. Sitting – When you sit, the pressure inside your injured disc is raised eleven times more than when you are lying.  This increased intra-discal pressure makes healing very difficult.
  2. Lifting, bending, and twisting – Every pound you hold in front of you is multiplied by fifteen in your back.
  3. Laying around - Certainly it’s okay to rest as you need to but, in general, walking and moving will help you heal faster.  You must, of course, do this within your tolerance.
  4. Muscle relaxants - Since muscle spasm is an extremely rare cause of back pain.  And since joint injury is the more likely cause, it doesn’t make any sense to take drugs that weaken the very muscles that are trying to protect your injured joints.  Drugs are okay if you need them, but avoid muscle relaxants; they do more harm than good.


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