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Chiropractic Defined: Radiating Pain and What You Can Do About It

radiating pain and what you can do about it with chiropractic


There are fairly common body aches and pains, and then there is what is known as “radiating pain.” Let’s explore radiating pain and what you can do about it with chiropractic care.

What is radiating pain?

Before we get into radiating pain and what you can do about it, it helps to understand what radiating pain is.

To summarize, it is pain that starts in one area of the body and travels to another broader area. For example, you could have neck pain that you also feel in your shoulders and upper back.

Or, you could be experiencing lower back pain that spreads through your thighs to your calves and even your feet!

What are common causes of radiating pain?

While those are not the only examples of radiating pain, they are common examples. In regards to common causes, radiating pain can be caused by a bulging spinal disc or hernia.

Another frequent cause is extremely tight muscles that compress the nerve so pain starts there and travels below.

How can chiropractic care help?

For starters, chiropractors focus on the overall health of the nervous system. At a chiropractic assessment, our doctors will work with you to determine the health and function of your spine. This will help us pinpoint where the pain is radiating from.

From there, an individualized treatment plan will be developed to address the source. One gentle, non-surgical therapy that could help is disc decompression therapy.

This state-of-the-art therapy targets neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica pain, bulging or degenerative disc disease and lumbar pain.


We’ve shared a little about radiating pain and what you can do about it using chiropractic care. But are you ready to find out more? Get started by calling us today at (334) 821-2552. For more chiropractic news and topics, keep reading our blogs.

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