Arm and Leg Pain Options
The shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in the body.
They are also a frequent site of injury and pain for many people we see in our Perrysburg chiropractic clinic. From overuse to sports injuries, the causes are many, and the results range from slight discomfort to complete immobilization.
The following article from Precision Spinal Care gives information on some of the most common issues that lead to shoulder and leg pain, as well as a description of how chiropractic adjustments can help to reverse it.
If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed because the vertebrae or discs are out of position, the nerve can become irritated, and often produces pain down its entire path.
Many patients are surprised when they see that the nerves travel from the spine all the way to the ends of their fingertips and toes.
As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the arms and legs.
The pain patterns associated with sciatica, which run from the hip all the way to the foot, are a good example of how this works.