Like spinal adjusting, extremity adjustments are also a part of chiropractic care and treatment. These types of adjustments might be used for joint pain, hand pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or the pain and loss of range of motion of arthritis. Our chiropractor at Shenandoah Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, routinely performs extremity adjustments for patients in Harrisonburg and surrounding Rockingham County.
What Does Extremity Adjusting Involve?
All of our extremities have joints. When our chiropractor adjusts an extremity, he effectively realigns and rehabilitates painful joints in the arms and legs. He might even realign a patient's temporomandibular joint which attaches the lower jaw to the skull. Joints in an extremity can become misaligned and cause pain and loss of range of motion. Tissue around an affected joint becomes inflamed, and that causes loss of strength in adjacent muscles. Chiropractic realignment of an extremity can restore joint strength, reduce joint pain and restore joint function and range of motion.
How Are Extremity Adjustments Performed?
When our chiropractor becomes involved in extremity adjusting, what he does is quite similar to the spinal adjustments he performs. He might even begin with spinal adjusting and work toward extremity adjusting. No medication or surgery is involved in chiropractic extremity adjusting. Our chiropractor prefers to use his hands for just about all joint adjustments on specifically targeted sources of joint pain and discomfort.
Benefits of Extremity Adjusting
Many people take their joints for granted, but if you've ever suffered from frozen shoulder or carpal tunnel syndrome, you already know how important the affected joints are in your daily life. Once you begin to suffer loss of joint motion, those joints will degenerate over time.
Chiropractic joint adjusting can help with improved joint movement and increased mobility. For those with arthritis, the arthritic process is slowed down due to joint movement with adjustments. Our patients generally experience decreased pain and decreased likelihood of injuring the affected joint. Body mechanics are also improved, and patients report increased painless activity.
Visit Us for Extremity Adjusting
If you live in or around Harrisonburg, VA, or Rockingham County, and you suffer from joint pain, hand pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, or arthritis, contact Shenandoah Chiropractic in Harrisonburg for an examination and evaluation. We'll isolate the source of your joint pain and discomfort and effectively treat it with chiropractic adjustments and adjunct therapies. When your body is properly aligned, your pain will be reduced or eliminated, and your range of motion and mobility should be vastly improved. Call (540) 564-6735 for an appointment today.