Many people have some understanding of “sciatica”, the pain caused by pressure on the large “sciatic” nerve that runs from the sacral region of the lower back down the back of each leg. However, less is generally known about the “femoral nerve”, which is a large nerve that emerges from the lumbar spine and extends down into the thigh, where it enervates muscles. While sciatica produces pain and muscle weakness at the back of the legs that often extend down the leg to the foot, impingement on the femoral nerve produces pain in the thigh. Femoral nerve root pain is often experienced after degeneration in the lower spinal segments has occurred and the upper lumbar segments over compensate. Thigh pain is one of the complaints seen at many chiropractic offices and is often treatable with chiropractic treatments such as those provided by our clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call 860-621-2225 or visit us at 200 Queen Street, Southington. We incorporate 20 different chiropractic techniques to help return your body to a state of proper function that we call “homeostasis”. Our practice is based on the premise of the Triad of Health, a combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition.
P.S. Chiropractic treatment helps alleviate pain in the thigh caused by femoral nerve compression by manipulating the lumbar spine in a way that widens the space where the femoral nerve emerges.