Arm and Leg Pain

Dr Frank Yanik Specializing in whiplash and Chiropractic Services
Dr Frank Yanik Specializing in whiplash and Chiropractic Services

Your shoulder and hip joints happen to be two of the more mobile and the most frequently used in the whole body. They will also be a common injury site and a cause of pain for many people throughout Minneapolis. Whether you are overusing them, or you have sports injuries, there are a number of causes and the results may range from a slight discomfort, to being completely immobilized. The following includes information on some of the more common issues that can lead to shoulder and leg pain, as well as a description as to how Yanik Chiropractic and Wellness can help with chiropractic adjustments.

Arm And Leg Pain

The cause of any arm or leg pain can be hard to diagnose on your own. When you have had any obvious injury like stressing your joint due to a repetitive pattern at work, pinching the nerve while you are sleeping in a strange position, or dislocating your shoulder during athletic activity, the source of the pain will be simple to diagnose. However, there will be times when pain comes on in the arms or legs that will get worse over time without the presence of any notable injury or accident, or when you have pain stemming from an injury that turns into a chronic problem. This will call for a thorough assessment so that you can get down to the source to develop a proper plan for treatment.

There will be a number of possibilities when it comes to the source of pain, including arthritis, bursitis, and even tendinitis. However, the misalignment, or subluxation, of your vertebrae in your neck and the lower back will be responsible for a lot of the chronic pain in the arms or legs. Whenever the spaces where your nerves leave your spine are narrowed due to the discs or vertebrae being out of position, your nerve can get irritated, which may product pain down the entire path. Many people will be surprised to see that the nerves actually travel all the way from the spine to the ends of their fingertips and their toes.

Because of this, any injuries to the vertebrae in your spine will cause the pain sensation along the length of the arms and the legs. Pain patterns that are associated with sciatica, which go from the hip to the foot, can be a great example of how this will work.

Arm And Leg Pain Chiropractic Treatment

With the complexity of the joints and all of the potential causes for pain in your arm or leg, it is a good idea to have a professional evaluation so that you can determine the source. Through a review of your medical history, a detailed physical examination, and advanced techniques with imaging, a chiropractor will be able to get a much better picture that will determine your root cause of pain.

While using carefully applied and non-invasive adjustments, our chiropractors will be able to assist your body for necessary repositioning that will offer long term relief. When you are dealing with some sort of leg or arm pain, you should never wait for it to become difficult to deal with. Scheduling a consultation with us at Yanik Chiropractic and Wellness, we will work on helping you to feel better soon.