Pain with radiation into the legs
Some types of back pain also radiate down into your legs. If this is the case, you’ll often feel that the pain in your back continues down into your legs and causes a painful or tingling feeling in one or both legs.
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Why does it hurt?
Back pain that radiates into your legs can have many different causes. The phenomenon is called sciatica, because the pain is sometimes caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower part of your back and into your legs. However, other reasons could be that pain in your back’s muscles or ligaments radiates into your legs. The most common causes are:
Acute injury: Your back is subjected to a sudden and often overwhelming strain.
Excessive strain: Muscles and ligaments in your back are subjected to an unaccustomed strain over a longer period of time.
Degeneration: Your back’s muscles and ligaments become weaker and stiffer with age, which naturally increases the risk of injury and pain that radiates into your legs.
Pain is the body’s way of telling you that you need to ease the strain on your back. Two things are critical in treating your pain:
If the pain is acute or suddenly gets worse, avoid or reduce the frequency of the activity that causes pain.
Perform exercises that strengthen your abdominal and back muscles to reduce the risk of future injuries.
How Injurymap treats your back and leg pain
Injurymap’s program for treating combined back and leg pain consists of exercises that rehabilitate and stimulate the muscles in your back. The first exercises focus on light mobility, which will prepare you for the stability and strength exercises that will return your back to normal. Stretching exercises are also a part of the program, and they will help ensure your mobility and help you avoid future injuries.
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