Arm or Leg Pain in Dumont?

chiropractor near you may be able to help arm and leg pain

The shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in the body. They are also a frequent site of injury and pain for many people we see in our Dumont chiropractic clinic.  From overuse to sports injuries, the causes are many, and the results range from slight discomfort to complete immobilization. The following article from The Back Care Center gives information on some of the most common issues that lead to shoulder and leg pain, as well as a description of how chiropractic adjustments can help to reverse it.

In many patients with pinched spinal nerves, the pain doesn’t stay in the spot which is causing it. While neck pain and back pain may be one of the most common symptoms of pinched nerves, another very frequent symptom is pain into the legs or the arms.

Spinal nerves come directly from the spinal cord, which is a direct extension off of the base of the brain. Those nerves are carrying information both from the brain to the body and then back again to the brain.

If a nerve in your neck is pinched, you may not feel the pain there. Instead it may feel like there is a problem running down the length of your arm. Pain may not be your only problem – there may be weakness in the muscles of your arm and your hands. People with pinched nerves not only can have pain in their arms, but also will frequently drop things.

Similarly, if a nerve in your lower back becomes trapped, the pain may go from your buttock, down into your leg and sometimes all the way to your foot. Walking can become agony, every step setting off an electric shock of pain throughout your entire leg.

Treatment for Arm and Leg Pain in Dumont

The actual cause of arm or leg pain can be difficult to self-diagnose. If you have had an obvious injury, such as stressing a joint through a repetitive pattern at work, dislocating a shoulder playing sports, or pinching a nerve by falling asleep in an awkward position, the source of your immediate pain may be obvious. However, when pain in the arms or legs develops slowly over time without the occurrence of an obvious injury or accident, or when the pain from an injury has become chronic and the source becomes perplexing, you may be in need of a more thorough assessment to determine the source.

There are a number of different possible sources for the pain including bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis, but misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and lower back are responsible for the vast majority of chronic arm and leg pain. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed because the vertebrae or discs are out of position, the nerve can become irritated, and often produces pain down its entire path. Many patients are surprised when they see that the nerves travel from the spine all the way to the ends of their fingertips and toes.

As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the arms and legs. The pain patterns associated with sciatica, which run from the hip all the way to the foot, are a good example of how this works.

Chiropractic Treatment for Arm and Leg Pain

Due to the complexity of the joints and the vast number of possible causes of your leg or arm pain, it is important to have a professional evaluation to determine the source. Using a combination of a thorough review of your medical history, a physical examination, and advanced imaging techniques, a chiropractor can get a comprehensive picture that will lead to the root cause of your pain.

There are multiple reasons for nerves to become pinched in your back or neck. We are experts in our office at finding out why they are pinched and correcting the problem at its source using chiropractic adjustments and, in some cases, spinal decompression therapy.

If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, don't wait for it to become unbearable, schedule a consultation with our team at The Back Care Center today.


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10:00am - 1:00pm
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10:00am - 1:00pm
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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The Back Care Center
24 Grant Avenue
Dumont, NJ 07628
(201) 387-7463