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Arm & Leg Pain

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What causes arm and leg pain?

The arms and legs are very complicated; they are involved in millions of movements every day and are essential to most of us. Injuries can happen easily; pulled muscles, broken bones, and dislocations are common enough. However, many people don’t realize that the spinal cord aligned with these limbs is just as important in providing the movement we use so often. Because all nerves in the body originate from either the brain or the spinal cord, the bones of the spine play an important role in the protection of, and therefore the susceptibility of, the nerves which move and feel for the arms and legs. If there is a misalignment of bones or an inflammation of the nerves near the arms or legs chances are the pain will be felt in ends of the nerve branches, rather than at the source. In other words, a back, neck, or hip misalignment or injury can lead to serious pain and discomfort in the arms and legs.

Symptoms

Of course, the easiest symptom to recognize is pain in the limbs; however, due to the fact that this pain may be caused by an injury or misalignment in the spine, there are other symptoms to look for. Any one of the following is enough to seek care:

  • Pain in one or both arms
  • Pain in one or both legs
  • Numbness in hands or feet
  • Tingling in hands or feet
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of range of motion

Treatment and Recovery

Because the causes of arm and leg pain are so diverse there are an equal number of treatments that can be used to provide relief. Here at the Head Neck and Spine Center we provide spinal adjustments , heat/ice therapy, electromuscular stimulation, ultrasound, therapeutic massage, , and corrective exercises. Our doctors have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arm and leg pain; however, if the treatments necessary are beyond the reach of chiropractic care we have available a vast network of medical professionals, including orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, pain management specialists, physical therapists, and imaging facilities, at your disposal. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above please call our office for a free consultation!

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