Chiropractic treatment for Cruralgia

Cruralgia is a pain that radiates along the front and/or inner thigh, that is to say, along the path of the femoral nerve.

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What is Cruralgia?

This symptom can arise aggressively (as happens, for example, after an effort to lift weights) or progressively. Femoral pain can sometimes be associated with back pain, specifically low back pain. In severe cases, this manifestation is accompanied by numbness, burning sensation, tingling and weakness of the affected leg.

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Cruralgia problems

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Cruralgia may be the result of irritation and compression of the crural nerve roots in the vertebrae L2-L4 (lumbar disc radicular conflict)

In most cases, crural nerve pain is the result of bad pelvic positioning and consequent lumbar subluxation, a herniated disc or bulging of an intervertebral disc.

Other causes

Other possible causes of cruralgia includes bone defects (secondary to vertebral fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis with formation of osteophytes, etc.), and narrowing of the medullar canal (lumbar stenosis). Cruralgia can also be due to incorrect postural habits, being overweight or having a sedentary lifestyle.

Step by step treatment

Chiropractic care is a well-known therapeutic approach that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of lesions and subluxations associated with the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Chiropractic care can help accurately realign the spine, at the level of L2-L3 y L3-L4, as well as reducing pain and discomfort, improve swelling and inflammation and even increase strength, flexibility and mobility in other structures of the human body.

The first step your chiropractor takes in your treatment for femoral pain consists of a series of tests to create a personalized treatment program adapted to your specific case. He will look for the real cause in order to eliminate it and restore normal joint movement.


In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.

During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.


During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.

Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.


Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.

Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.


The set appointments must be respected.

They have been established to obtain the best results.


The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.

After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.

You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.

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