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Chiropractic Is Not Just For The Spine

Young Couple Jogging in Park

By Jason Rearick

Try going about your daily routine when your wrist is hurting or you can’t put weight on your foot or ankle because these areas are out of alignment.1 Chiropractors inspect the spine to look for potential issues with subluxation, fixation, and joint irregularity but subluxations, fixations and joint irregularities can also be present in the extremities.2

When chiropractors talk about extremities they mean the numerous joints present in the body including the jaw, shoulders, ribs, wrists, elbows, fingers, hands, hip, ankles, knees, toes, and the feet.2 When there is a joint misalignment, there is stretching of the tissues leading to weakening.2 Discovering these weak muscles and correcting the misaligned joint in order to restore normal strength is done by extremity adjusting.2

There are instances when the extremities themselves are the standalone causes of pain.1 Seeing the improved motion, muscle relaxation and pain reduction is just as amazing in an extremity as it is in the spine.1 Just about every joint in the body has the potential to subluxate or misalign.1

Some Of The Symptoms Of Extremity Fixation, Subluxation and Joint Irregularity Are:

  • Fatigue or weakness felt in the extremities2
  • Painful extremities or joints of extremities2
  • Catching of the joints of extremities2
  • Stiff or immobile extremity joints2
  • Chronic back problems2
  • Chronic problems in the cervical region. 2

Almost anywhere there is a joint in the body, chiropractic can help.1