Arm and Leg Pain Options
Do you have arm and leg pain in Lexington? The use of our arms and legs is essential. In fact, our shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in our bodies. This combination of frequency and mobility has led to a wide range of possible injuries and sources of pain. Sometimes people enter LifeStyle Chiropractic completely aware of what caused their extremity pain. Many weekend warriors abuse their joints working in the yard, or participating in an athletic competition. Typically, these situations cause almost an immediate pain or discomfort as a result of muscle, bone, or nervous system damage and irritation.
However, many people develop arm and leg pain gradually over time, and are relatively unaware of what may have caused it. Vertebral subluxations, strain/sprains, arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis, are all likely suspects. In addition to these sources of pain, switching or taking new medications such as; antibiotics, birth control, and anxiety medications has been shown to contribute to development of insidious arm and leg pain.
If this list of possible causes wasn’t confusing enough, it has also been shown that arm and leg pain is often caused by “referred pain”, i.e. pain down the left arm that people feel during the start of a heart attack. Another example of a referred pain pattern is the pain that an inflamed gall bladder causes under their right shoulder blade. Frequently, prospective patients presenting to LifeStyle Chiropractic, have arm and leg pain that is being referred from nerve irritation that begins at the spine. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed due to the vertebrae being out of position, the nerve becomes irritated and often produces pain down its entire path. The pain pattern associated with sciatica is a good example of this referred mechanism.
Arm and Leg Pain Lexington
Due to the complexity of the joints and the vast number of possible causes, it is important that you see someone who is trained in these areas to get an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Mike at LifeStyle Chiropractic, will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your extremity pain. Dr. Nemastil will also discuss with you the best possible treatment solution for your problem, whether it is chiropractic or something else.
In addition to Dr. Nemastil's education, he also has additional education in extremity care. Dr. Nemastil has over 20 years experience helping people resolve their arm and leg pain problems.
Can Chiropractic Help?
So how can chiropractic help my arm and leg pain? As with any condition, you want to start with treating the most common and typical cause of the pain and symptoms first. Dr. Nemastil's 20 + years of clinical experience has shown that spinal misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and low back/pelvis are responsible for the vast majority of arm and leg pain problems that present to LifeStyle Chiropractic. As described above, when these bones are out of position and lose their ability to move properly, they often cause irritation to the surrounding tissues, including the nerves. Many people are surprised when they see that many of the nerves in our body travel from our spine all the way to the ends of our finger tips and toes. As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along our arms and legs. Dr. Mike has had great success through chiropractic treatment with these type problems. If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, contact LifeStyle Chiropractic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nemastil.
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