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Extremity pain may seem a problem with no clear solution. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pain in the arms, legs, hands, and other extremities can be resolved with focused chiropractic care.
The standard of care has taught us to look at the source of pain. At Eastside Spine & Injury in Milwaukie, Oregon, we look for the origin. In many cases, pain in the leg, arm, feet, or other area is rooted in the spine. The nerves and sensory receptors in the outermost areas of the body all come from the same place, the spinal cord. When a nerve in the neck or back becomes irritated or compressed, the "warped" signal will travel to the farthest extent of that nerve. The only way to eliminate pain is to relieve the stress on the nerve. Once this is done, pain will disappear.
There are several reasons that muscles, discs, or bones may compress onto a nerve or nerves. Dr. Sims is an experienced chiropractor with the training to pinpoint the area of concern and alleviate irritation through gentle chiropractic technique.
In addition to addressing issues in the spine itself, Dr. Sims can give attention directly to joints and muscles throughout the body. Treatments for extremity pain may focus on areas such as the foot, ankle, knee, hips, hand and wrist, elbow, shoulder, or ribs. The hands and toes can also be treated with chiropractic care.
In the same way that subluxations, fixations, and joint dysfunction may occur in the spine, these problems can affect extremities. As a result, you may experience varying degrees of discomfort and physical limitation. Issues that your chiropractor can treat with safe, effective therapy include:
Locking or catching of a joint
Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, legs, arms, etc.
Weakness in a joint or extremity
Pain in a joint or extremity
Dr. Sims and the Eastside Spine & Injury team work with the goal of restored function in which the muscles, joints, ligaments and other structures work together as they should. Regain comfort and you regain a better quality of life. Speak with a friendly member of our staff at (503) 654-7400 for more information.