The shoulder and hip joints are two of the most frequently utilized sets of joins in the human body. They are also the most common sites of injuries for the patients that we see at our Santa Cruz Chiropractic clinic. The effects of the injuries suffered to these joints can range from slight discomfort to complete immobility. This article provides information about some of the most common causes of leg and shoulder pain, and how it can be treated with chiropractic adjustments.
Arm and Leg Pain in Santa Cruz
It can be difficult to self-diagnose the true cause of arm and leg pain. If you have had an apparent injury, such as stressing a joint via a repetitive routine, dislocating your shoulder, or accidentally pinching a nerve, then the immediate origin of your pain might be obvious. But if pain in the legs or arms develops gradually over time with no occurrence of an apparent injury or injury, you could be in need of a more through assessment to identify the source.
There can be a number of potential sources for arm and leg pain, such as bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis. However, misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and lower spine are accountable for the great majority of chronic leg and arm pain. If the vertebrae or discs of the spine are out of position, they can shrink the spaces where the nerves leave the spine and cause the nerve to become irritated.
Because the nerves of the body travel all the way from the spine to the fingers and toes, injuries to the vertebrae of the spinal cord can produce pain along the entirety of the arms and legs.
Chiropractic Treatment For Arm and Leg Pain
Due to the complexity of the joints in the human body, combined with the vast number of potential causes for arm and leg pain, it is important to seek out a professional consultation. Using a combination of a thorough overview of your medical history, a physical exam, and advanced imaging methods, a chiropractor can get comprehensive picture that will help them to determine the true origin of your pain.
Employing careful and noninvasive adjustments, chiropractors help the body heal by gently repositioning the vertebrae. If you are experiencing arm and leg pain, don’t wait until it becomes to much for you to bear. Get the long term relief that you deserve. Contact our team at Sawyer Chiropractic and schedule a consultation today!