Arm / Leg Pain
Arm & Leg Pain
There are myriad causes for spine and joint pain. The most common is a simple biomechanical problem: A joint is injured and is not functioning correctly. On the other hand, serious diseases of the heart, blood vessels, abdominal organs and even infections can also result in spine and extremity (arm or leg) pain.
Any change in your condition, positive or negative, can impact your health. Talk to your doctor if you feel that you should be progressing faster than you are. Knowing this will help him or her plan an appropriate treatment program, to optimize your health as quickly and safely as possible.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Potentially Serious Problem?
- Your pain extends into your arm, leg, chest or abdomen.
- You have progressive severe pain.
- You develop neurological signs or symptoms: numbness, tingling, muscle weakness
- Your pain becomes worse when you rest, or awakens you at night. Unable to find any comfortable position.
HOW THE SPINE FITS IN
As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the arms and legs. The pain patterns associated with sciatica, which run from the hip all the way to the foot, are a good example of how this works.
Using non-invasive and carefully applied adjustments, chiropractors assist the body in gently re-positioning the vertebrae and or extremity joints which can provide both instant and long term relief.
When two or more vertebrae aren’t functioning together properly, it is what many chiropractors refer to as a subluxation or a misalignment. These misalignments are actually joint dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body.
Joint Dysfunctions in the spine may eventually lead to symptoms in other parts or joints of the body as well. These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong. Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health. By the time pain and symptoms appear the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with chiropractic care.
Benefits of routine chiropractic care may include any of the following:
- Improved Nerve Communication in the Body
- Improved Joint Motion and Coordination
- Improved Physical Function and Performance
- Improved Posture
- Relief from Back and Neck Pain
- Relief from Leg, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
- Relief from Arm, Wrist, Shoulders or Elbow Pain
- Relief from Stress and Tension Disorders
- Relief from Joint Discomfort
- Relief from Bursitis
- Relief from Arthritis
- Relief from Chronic Injuries