Many patients come to Chiropractors complaining of hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain. We always have to look to the spine, because the control center lies in the lumbar region in the low back.
There are five vertebrae in the lower back, and out of the lower three comes the sciatic nerve. These nerves go all the way down the leg to your toes. So if anything is going wrong in the lower extremities, we have to look here because this is where the problem begins. So when these lower vertebrae slip out of position, they choke off the sciatic nerves and they start to malfunction. So we want to remove the pressure allowing the energy to flow from the lower spine down the leg to the foot. When you get that right, everything below will heal.