Our joints are some of the most frequently used, and frequently injured, parts of the body. In Lake Oswego, many people suffer an injury to their joints due to overuse and injury. There are many causes of these injuries, and their results vary from mild discomfort to virtual immobilization. The article below discusses some of the more common problems that can cause shoulder and leg pain, while also giving a description of how chiropractic treatment works to reverse it.

Arm and Leg Pain in Lake Oswego

The exact cause of arm and leg pain is difficult for people to self-diagnose. If there has been an obvious injury, it may be easier to discern the cause of the pain. Injuries acquired while playing sports or from a car accident would be examples of this type of trauma. It is more difficult to determine the cause of pain in the arms or legs, however, when there has been no obvious trauma. In this case, a professional assessment of your pain may become necessary.

There are a variety of possible causes of a chronic arm and leg pain, including bursitis, arthritis, and tendinitis. However, it is misalignments of the vertebrae, otherwise known as subluxations, which tend to be the cause of most chronic arm and leg pain. When the locations where the nerves exit the spine become constricted because the vertebrae are out of position, the nerve may become irritated. This subluxation can produce pain down the nerve’s entire path. Many people are surprised to learn that their nerves actually travel all the way from the spine to the fingertips and toes.

This is why injuring the vertebrae in your spine can result in painful sensations in your arms and legs. Perhaps the most recognizable form of this condition is sciatica, where the pain shoots down the leg from the hip.

Chiropractic Care for Arm and Leg Pain

Because the joints in the body are so numerous and complex, it is essential that you schedule an appointment with a professional to have your pain and it’s source properly evaluated. After carefully reviewing your medical history and completing a thorough physical examination, a trained chiropractor will be able to determine the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan.

The chiropractor will use subtle, non-invasive adjustments to realign the vertebrae, providing what is often instant, as well as long-lasting, relief. If you have been living with pain in your arms or legs, don’t wait for it to become worse. Call our team at ProHealth Chiropractic today and schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you!

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