If you are seeking help with leg pain, one of the first things you will want to do is to figure out the best kind of doctor visit. Of course, this will greatly depend on what kind of problem you are experiencing. And, likely, you are thinking, "well, if I knew what was actually wrong with my leg..." Luckily, to choose the right kind of doctor may only take some basic figuring on the cause of your leg problem.
First thing you may want to do is isolate the region of the pain. Is it in the buttocks, the back or front of the leg, upper leg or lower leg, ankle, or foot? Maybe it's spans multiple regions? Also, what is the quality of the pain? Does it feel like muscles, which often ache or burn over a more broad region? Or maybe it is more of a shooting pain, which might indicate a nerve is involved. Maybe your pain is localized to a joint, like the hip, knee or ankle. Starting to figure out where it might be coming from and the quality of the pain along with how it first began, might start to give you clues about what kind of doctor to visit for relief.
Another factor to consider is what kind of treatment are you interested in receiving? One would assume that you are interested in the 'right' treatment, of course. But remember, certain kinds of doctors usually practice along the lines of how they were trained. If you go to a natural health doctor of some sort, you'll probably not get recommended surgery, unless that doctor sends you to a surgeon. If you go to a doctor that is associated with a therapy center of some kind, there is a high probablity that you will get prescribed some kind of exercise or therapy program, in addition to other things that may be appropriate for your condition. If you go to a surgical center, well, then obviously that option is available to those doctors.
The purpose of this blog was to get you thinking about how to decide on the best choice of doctors for your leg pain. At Living Wellness Chiropractic, our specialty is natural care for the whole body. Specifically, we focus on problems of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves, particularly of the back neck, arms and legs. Living Wellness Chiropractic offers advanced chiropractic and physical therapy care with a traditional philosophy of health and wellness.
Infact, many Baltimore leg pain sufferers, are actually struggling with a nerve condition of the lower back or leg. Usually, that kind of problem can be resolved quickly and easily with chiropractic care. Many other leg pain conditions are caused by muscle or joint problems, which also can often be remedied with care at our clinic. Regardless of the problem, the first thing we do for a new patient at our clinic is a thorough consultation and exam to find out exactly the cause of the pain. If it turns out that the condition is one we can resolve, we let the patient know right away. If we find something that requires a referral to a different kind of doctor, we send the patient to one of the other doctors in the area that we know and trust.
If you are suffering with leg pain, give our office a call and schedule a consultation. If it looks like we can help, we can follow through with an exam on the same day, in most cases. To schedule an appointment, call 443-524-6600.
We look forward to your improved health!