You don’t realize how much you use your arms and legs until they start to hurt.
Pain in your arms or legs can be caused by many factors. Overuse, trauma, and circulation problems account for many of the most common issues. Mild aches usually go away in a day or so, but if pain lasts longer than a few days, you need to seek treatment before it becomes more serious.
While the pain may be radiating into your arms and legs, you might be surprised to learn that the real issue is probably in your neck or back. This is because the nerve supply to your arms originates in your neck, while the nerve supply to your legs comes from the lower back and pelvis. This nerve supply is wrapped through your spinal column, and if your spine has shifted, individual vertebrae of the spine can pinch and irritate the nerve. The result? Pain or weakness in your extremities.
The good news is that chiropractic care is especially suited to treating arm and leg pain. Your HealthSource chiropractor can accurately locate your pinched nerve, and then use specific chiropractic adjustments to gently move the vertebrae off the nerve. Once your pain subsides, we can help you learn ways to avoid experiencing it again in the future.