Pain in the arms and legs can be caused by a variety of factors such as trauma, overuse, and circulatory problems. Pain in the extremities is usually muscular and is typically a dull achy pain that subsides in one to three days. This pain can often be eased with the application of heat or ice, as well as with stretching or massage therapy. If the pain is chronic and severe, you can develop muscular imbalance. This imbalance can stress your joints. If your pain persists, it may be time to consult a chiropractor.
Tingling, numbness, aching, sore, burning or throbbing pain in the arms and legs may be due to subluxations. A Vertebral Subluxation occurs when one or more of the vertebrae move out of position secondary to injury, muscular imbalances, ligament weakness, or other like causes, and thus create a dysfunctional joint complex. One of the purposes of chiropractic medicine is to identify and eliminate these subluxations.
The nerve supply for the legs originates from the lower back and pelvis, while the supply for the arms comes from the neck. If the spine shifts, this can irritate the nerves and result in weakness or pain in the arms and legs and in more severe cases such as degeneration of the spine may result in a true compression of the nerve.
Chiropractors are experts in spine treatment and are able to adjust the joints of the extremities as well as utilize decompressive therapies when necessary. A simple adjustment may relieve chronic arm and leg pain. The chiropractor will help determine the cause of your pain and discuss your treatment options. Call Dr. Hill for a free consultation today!