Arm and Leg Pain
Are you dealing with arm or leg pain? The extremities of the body are obviously key for a person’s mobility, with the shoulder and hip regions of the body bearing most of the responsibility. The fact that such a large percentage of our locomotion is restricted to these joints results in a higher risk of injury and forms of discomfort. It is not uncommon for patients that visit our clinic unable to pinpoint the origin of their pain. The list of the possible causes of arm and leg pain is prohibitively long. Anything from overexertion at the gym, to an auto injury, to just sleeping in an awkward position can cause arm and leg pain. No matter the cause of the pain, our Viva Health Centers chiropractic team can treat the pain at the source.
The Reasons for Arm and Leg Pain
Most cases of leg and arm pain develop slowly, and so individuals affected are rather oblivious to what may have led to their pain. When the pain becomes too much to fight through, individuals turn to a variety of medications available. These can include prescriptions that can even increase the severity of leg and arm pain through their various side-effects.
As if these secondary effects were not reason enough to worry, it's also been proven that leg and arm pain can be a result of "referred pain". This type of pain is more frequently utilized to refer to the kind of pain the individuals feel at the beginning of cardiac arrest. An additional type of referred pain could be an inflamed gallbladder that causes discomfort under the shoulder blade.
Often, our staff at Viva Health Centers treats patients who suffer from arm and leg pain that starts with nerve irritation in their back. The most common example of this type of pain is sciatica. Due to the delicate nature of the vertebrae in the spinal column, it's imperative that you find a chiropractic team that is experienced in treating these conditions.
What Is The Source of My Discomfort
The staff at Viva Health Centers utilize a multi-pronged method to determine exactly what is causing your pain. Usually, our clinic will utilize a blend of a medical history review, physical exam, and imaging to find the source of your discomfort. Our training gives us the ability to pinpoint your pain, the factors causing it, kind of pain, and understand your symptoms to provide the best treatment possible.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
To treat your leg and arm pain through chiropractic, we start by discovering the cause of your symptoms first. At Viva Health Centers we have discovered that misalignments those vertebrae from the neck and spine are the source of most leg and arm pain. The explanation is fairly straightforward, when discs or bones are out of place, and flexibility is reduced, the nerves become inflamed and lead to pain throughout the body.
Most patients are unaware of that the nerves in your spine can span the entire length of the backbone and through the hands and feet. Consequently, injuries to the vertebrae in the backbone can produce the sensation of pain throughout our extremities. With our advanced treatment methods, patients who visit us have found great relief through chiropractic care.