Pain in the spine and travel to the legs


The legs and the spine, is the Foundation of the musculoskeletal apparatus that provides a person the freedom of independent movement in space. The muscles and ligaments of the lower limbs "managed" through a complex system of innervation, including radicular nerves spinal cord, cerebellum and hypothalamus. For the basic balance, the stability in the vertical position and orientation to carry out its functions of the vestibular apparatus. Here is a complex system, in any pathology that can develop a partial or complete inability to walk the next day.

If the pain is in the spine and radiates to the leg, to be sent at the reception of the spina. This situation can lead to the development of dystrophy and atrophy of muscle, lower extremities. In the following we will understand how the human spine and legs are interrelated, and will be quite clear that the degenerative disc disease of the lumbosacral is not only a constant pain in the lower back. This is a potential danger to the health of all the tissues of the lower extremities.

If you have pain in the spine and travels to the feet, we invite you now, to call our clinic for manual therapy and meeting with a qualified neurologist or spina. The first consultation is completely free of charge. Don't miss your chance to get the most complete and accurate information about the current state of your musculoskeletal system.

The spine and leg muscles (thigh, lower leg, foot and toes)

The spine is the center conductor of nerve impulses from different parts of the body to the brain and back. So you can manage your life. The loss of this path of conduction impulses is disturbed, activities and functions.

The spine and muscles of the legs are connected with two types of axons (nerve tissue). In the first half of the year is responsible for the transfer of sensitivity from the muscle in the spinal cord. The second – for the transfer of motor impulses from the brain center for muscle. In the first case, the Central nervous system that receives information about the impact on the muscles of the external factors of the environment. In the second case, sent a team to reduce or release the goal of the movement.

A simple example is as follows:

  • on the surface of the skin touches a hot object;
  • the brain sends a signal about this to the sensitive types of axons;
  • cerebral structure immediately analyze the irritant factor, and if the temperature is not acceptable, to preserve the integrity of the epidermis, it sends a feedback signal;
  • on the drive types of axons, that myocytes in the impulse comes, forcing them to make a move for a sharp diversion in direction of the part of the body, which is determined by negative thermal effects.

Such pulses are used for the feet, shanks, thighs, fingers. All the muscle structures, which are subject to similar mechanism of interaction with the Central nervous system in the mediation of spinal structures, including the radicular nerves.

Similarly, the connected leg and the spine, therefore, the osteochondrosis and its complications patients experience numbness, pain, feeling of coolness in the distal foot.

And this is only half the trouble. The fact that the innervation includes not only the muscles. Regulates the functionality of the vascular wall. Approximately 70% of cases of varicose veins of the lower extremities, which is directly linked with the violation of innervation and chronic degenerative processes in the lumbar-sacral part of the spine. Varices is a direct consequence of the duration of the current pain in the low back.

The other complication which threaten the becomes of atherosclerosis of the arteries and arterioles of the lower extremities and obliterating endarteritis. These diseases often lead to forced amputations of the lower extremities. The person becomes permanently disabled.

So, it's enough time to pay attention to the first signs in the form of pain in the legs, numbness, diseases of the circulatory system, exprimitur in the swelling, weight, paleness of the skin, etc ..

Pain with hernia of the spine in the legs

Appeared pain in the spine and the legs is the cause for urgently visit a doctor and complete the full review. The most frequently detected hernia of the spine and pain in the legs, and these two countries are inter-connected.

When the hernial deformation of the intervertebral disc occur the following degenerative changes:

  • breaks down the process of the flow of fluid through the diffuse exchange in the structure of the fibrous cartilage ring of the disc;
  • dehydration leads to the appearance of microscopic cracks on the surface;
  • there is a loss of elasticity and strength;
  • fibrous ring loses its ability to retain its shape and is starting to "sink" to lose its physiological height;
  • this increases the surface area of the disk in contact with the bone structure, which is located at the top and at the bottom of the vertebral bodies;
  • due to the increased pressure starts a process of the deformation of the inner nucleus pulposus;
  • this gives added moisture fibrosum ring reduced in size;
  • it becomes less elastic and easily under positive pressure from the outer side of the slips in the microscopic cracks in the fibrous ring.

Thus arose the primary disk herniation. Its size may be only 2-3 mm. But at this stage of its inception gives the best hernia pain, syndrome. Literally restringunt leg muscles. The patient experiences muscle weakness, has the feeling that the lower limbs do not obey him. There is a precarious position while trying to stay on his feet.

In this country, if not treated, the hernia grows in size and it may happen, carbonis sequestrationem. In this case, the patient will shows emergency surgery, as long disturbed innervation in the lumbar-sacral part of the spine that lead to joint dysfunction of the abdomen scarlet, they of the pelvis. Affects not only the legs but also the intestine (no emptying) of the bladder (the patient cannot urinate), gall bladder, stomach, etc

Hernia of the spine, the legs and numbness: what to do?

The first thing you do if you have pain in the legs and spinal column, is to seek medical help. In this case, you can request the help of the local therapist or depending on the availability of the neurologist. But the problem is that these experts provide only symptomatic treatment of such diseases.

The patient will be appointed anti-inflammatory therapy. This will relieve the pain and even allow you to start again, to feel normal. But on the hernia (if any) this will have absolutely no impact. Yes, when accidental movement may even occur independently of reduction of hernial protrusion. However, in the absence of effective treatment, designed to restore the integrity of the annulus with the return of normal diffusive exchange between cartilage, muscle, and tissue, a miracle will happen. Only a few weeks or even days after the course of treatment prescribed by the doctor, the attack can be repeated over and over again, with a vengeance.

Much better, if a hernia of the spine and legs to seek help, a guide for the therapist. This specialist, leads the current treatment is aimed to eliminate the causes of discomfort. Here do not use pharmaceutical drugs as they do more harm than good.

If the patient presents with spinal hernia and numbness of the legs, it is likely that there has been a marked compression of the sciatic nerve. To solve this, enough to spend a few sessions tractu traction. During this procedure restores the normal position of the vertebral bodies. In the space formed restores the normal height of the intervertebral disc. In combination with osteopathy, massage and reflexology gives a very fast and excellent results. After the second session the patient noted the significant improvement of their condition.

To fully restore the health of the spine is to be done at least 10 sessions of manual therapy with the use of a variety of techniques.

The general principles of the treatment of the spine with pain in the muscles of the legs

There is a General principle of treatment of the legs and spine, which allow with minimal effort to restore the health of the musculoskeletal system and to ensure freedom of movement. For a start, it is important to understand that the path to recovery must be shared with the treating physician. The patient should carefully follow all recommendations of the doctor. Regardless of how experienced was not an expert in manual therapy, will not be able to overcome the negative factors influence to the patient.

However, it should be in the process to do the following:

  • organize your workspace and sleeping space in accordance with modern standards of hygiene and ergonomics (this is often incorrectly selected furniture is the cause for the development of osteoarthritis at a young age);
  • to ensure the implementation of the developed complex daily gymnastics;
  • change your diet and nutritionist;
  • for a drink in the day a lot of drinking water.
  • spend a lot of time outdoors;
  • to reduce the effects of stress and psychological tension.
  • stop Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages;
  • after a thorough fight against excess weight (if there is).

In addition, the doctor may recommendations of the individual depending on lifestyle, occupation, patient, and other factors.

Treatment of the feet and spine with the use of methods of manual therapy allows not only to eliminate the existing disease, but also for improving general health, increasing vitality. It is very important not to stop after completing the course of therapy. Keep your new way of life, not the complex of gymnastic exercises. In this case, the spine will be healthy and pain in the muscles of the legs does not interfere with the more.

Offer you an appointment for a first free consultation with a neurologist or spina in our clinic, manual therapy now. During the reception, the doctor will examine, will supply the preliminary diagnosis. If necessary, appoint additional instrumental investigations. You will get all the information about the possibilities and the treatment options.