Dr. Caratozzolo is a specialist in the other joints in your body (extremities) as well as the spinal chiropractic adjustment in Woodbridge, VA. Misaligned extremities can cause pain due to abnormal motion which causes excessive wear and tear to the joints and soft tissue. Specific chiropractic adjustments to these joints can properly re-position them which allows for normal healthy movement which decreases and in most cases eliminates the pain associated with this common abnormality. A Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, like Dr. Caratozzolo, studies how your other joints (hips, knees, ankles, feet, fingers, wrists and shoulders) affect the musculoskeletal system, how to specifically adjust and rehabilitate you from your head to your toes. The extremities are very often overlooked during the evaluation process and are often a solution to many issues.
Extremity adjustments go hand-in-hand with spinal adjustments. The key in any chiropractic adjustment is to help restore normal motion to areas that have become misaligned (subluxated). Subluxations in the spine cause pressure directly to the communication between the nervous system and the body.
Most lower extremity misalignments create improper movement patterns. Subtle misalignments within small joints such as the feet effect these patterns or the kinetic chain, creating pain and discomfort. In fact, it is common for a foot Subluxation on the right for instance to cause problems in the lower back as well as irritations to the shoulder on the left.
Chiropractic Adjustment of Joints
This kind of global misalignment is frequently the reason why many spinal imbalances go unresolved and contribute to continued patterns of chronic pain and related symptoms.
Signs or possible symptoms of an extremity issue that can be helped with a chiropractic adjustment:
- Pain in the extremity
- Weakness in an extremity
- Stiffness in an extremity
- Immobility of an extremity
- Numbness or tingling in an extremity
- Catching or locking of an extremity
We would love to help you feel better now! If you are in need of a chiropractic adjustment, come visit us. Dr. Caratozzolo of ACT Wellness Center is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Caratozzolo offers a multitude of services that sets him apart. Chiropractic adjustment of extremities is just one of several techniques he uses as part of his patient care.