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