Arm or Leg Pain?
Shoulder and hip joints are used very frequently, and for a variety of uses that employ a wide range of motion. At our Columbia or Towson chiropractic clinic, we see a large number of injuries related to these joints. Sports, wear and tear, and many other activities can lead to pain and an inability to use these joints. This article from Atlas Family Chiropractic Center offers information regarding the leading causes of shoulder and leg pain and how chiropractic care can help.
Treatment for Arm and Leg Pain
It can be hard to determine the source of arm or leg pain on your own. Aching joints after repetitive daily activities, dislocated shoulders, and pinched nerves, are all clear reasons for immediate pain; however, a creeping pain in your arms or legs during times of no activity when you’re unsure where or why you’re in pain, should be cause for a professional examination.
Numerous conditions can cause pain such as bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis, but a misalignment in the upper or lower spine is the most common source of chronic leg and arm pain. Narrow spaces for nerves in the spine caused by a spine or disc misalignment irritate the nerves, leading to pain down the length of the nerve. Seeing that nerves run from the spine to the ends of your extremities, it follows that pain in one area of the body can be traced all the way back to the spine.
Any sort of injury to your vertebrae has the possibility of sending pain throughout your arms and legs. For example, symptoms from sciatica run from the hip to the lower end of your leg.
Chiropractic Treatment for Arm and Leg Pain at Atlas Family Chiropractic Center
With the countless causes of leg and arm pain and the unique ways joints work, professional help is needed to pinpoint the source of your pain. An evaluation will typically consist of the collections of medical history, a physical assessment, and advanced imaging. A full evaluation should ensure a chiropractor can determine the cause of the pain and subsequently provide effective treatment.
With precise and non-invasive adjustments, a chiropractor can encourage the body to correctly position the spine. Results can bring instant and lifelong relief. When you’re finding yourself having arm or leg pain, why wait for it to become unbearable? Schedule an appointment with our team at Atlas Family Chiropractic Center in Columbia or Towson today!
Can Chiropractic Help?
So how can chiropractic help my arm and leg pain? As with any condition, you want to start with treating the most common and typical cause of the pain and symptoms first. At Atlas Family Chiropractic Center we have found that misalignment (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and lower back are responsible for the vast majority of arm and leg pain. As described above, when bones or discs are out of position, and lose their ability to move properly, they often cause irritation to the surrounding tissues, including the nerves.
Many patients are surprised when they see that the nerves in our body travel from the spine all the way to the ends of our fingertips and toes. As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along our arms and legs. Through this pattern of treatment, patients at our clinic have experienced high levels of success through chiropractic treatment.