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.
While standard chiropractic adjustments target spinal manipulation, extremity adjustments focus on joints outside of the spine, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. At ACT Wellness Center, these treatments can correct misalignments at those joints, reducing pain and restoring function to patients in Woodbridge, VA. Learn more about how Dr. Carmelo Caratozzolo’s approach to extremity adjustments can help you below.
What are some signs you might need extremity adjustments?
While things like pain or visible misalignment at a joint might indicate a problem, often problems in our extremities present elsewhere. For example, a locked-up ankle joint might mean your gait is slightly off, which leads to problems in the hip or low back. Maybe you have neck pain, but it’s really coming from a shoulder impingement.
Since the body works as a unit, extremity issues tend to rear their heads as pain somewhere up or down the kinetic chain. This sort of misalignment is a common contributor to chronic pain, so don’t let it go unresolved.
The best way to know if you need an extremity adjustment is to see a chiropractor for a complete assessment. That said, signs might include:
- Joint pain or discomfort
- Muscle imbalance
- Limited range of motion
- Postural issues
- An old injury that didn’t heal well
- Recent surgery that limited range of motion
- A joint feeling “locked up” or catching
- Numbness or tingling
As a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, Dr. Caratozzolo can help you identify and correct any symptoms with treatment, so you can both stop existing pain and prevent more serious issues.
Schedule an appointment for extremity adjustments in Woodbridge, VA today
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, make sure to give us a call. Dr. Caratozzolo and the rest of the team at ACT Wellness Center have extensive experience with extremity adjustments, and we’d be happy to help. Schedule an appointment at our office in Woodbridge, VA by calling (703) 491-9355, or request an appointment online.