Arm and Leg Pain

Arm and Leg Pain Treatment from a Chiropractor Antioch CA

Arm and Leg Pain Treatment

Are you suffering from arm and leg pain? If you are experiencing pain in your arms and legs, then you should consider getting an evaluation to see what is going on. Our arms are legs are constantly in motion and being used throughout the day and here are many things that can lead to arm and leg pain. In addition, our shoulder and hip joints are two of the most frequently used joints in our bodies. The combination of frequent mobility and normal wear and tear can lead to a wide range of possible injuries and sources of pain. Our chiropractic clinic Antioch CA can help with your pain relief efforts.

Sometimes arm and leg pain can be a result of an overused joint in a repetitive activity like driving, carrying, or swinging a tool, an unfortunate involvement in a vehicle accident, a person that lifts too much weight at the gym, or sleeping on your arm in a poor position all night. Typically, these situations can cause immediate pain or discomfort as a result of muscle, bone, or nervous system damage.

What is most likely is that people develop arm and leg pain gradually over time and are relatively unaware of what may have caused it. When the pain cannot be specifically attributed to an incident, vertebral subluxations, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and frozen shoulder become likely suspects. In addition to these sources of pain, some medications such as antibiotics, birth control, and anxiety medications have been shown to contribute to the development of arm and leg pain.

It has also been shown that arm and leg pain is often caused by “referred pain”. This pattern of pain is often used to describe the sensation of pain down the left arm that people feel during the start of a heart attack. Another example of a referred pain pattern is the pain that an inflamed gall bladder causes under the right shoulder blade.

Frequently, after an examination,  we discover that the arm and leg pain that is being referred from nerve irritation that begins at the spine. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed due to the vertebrae being out of position, the nerve becomes irritated and often produces pain down its entire path. The pain patterns associated with sciatica are a good example of this mechanism.

Getting Help with Arm and Leg Pain

Due to the complexity of the joints and the vast number of possible causes, it is important that you see someone who is trained in these areas to get an accurate diagnosis. At the Wright Start Chiropractic we use a detailed and complete approach to figure out the cause of your pain, and determine the best possible treatment solution for it. Our office will use a combination of a physical examination, and advanced imaging to get to the root cause of your problems.

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. We have found over many years that misalignments of the vertebrae in the neck are typically responsible for the vast majority of arm and leg pain. As described above, when these bones are out of position and lose their ability to move properly, they often cause irritation to the surrounding tissues including the nerves. Many people are surprised when they see that many of the nerves in our body travel from our 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 office have experienced high levels of success through chiropractic treatment. If you are experiencing arm or leg pain contact the Wright Start Chiropractic to schedule a consultation.

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