Do you experience pain, weakness, or poor functionality of your joints and extremities? This is often a mysterious ailment which leaves both patients and doctors confused as to the cause. Although mainstream medicine has struggled to properly diagnose many extremity conditions, the chiropractic profession has developed effective treatment options for these issues. At West Buffalo Chiropractic, serving Buffalo, NY, our team specializes in helping to provide you with drug-free pain relief of extremity conditions. Keep reading to learn more about our services.
What Are Conditions of the Extremities?
Extremities conditions are any type of injury or pain which affects your shoulders, arms, hands, or wrists. These conditions can be far reaching and can have many causes. It is important that these conditions be quickly and properly diagnosed, though, in order to get your pain under control and resume your normal activities.
In many cases, extremity pain results from some type of misalignment between the neurological and mechanical systems of the body. Usually, this results from some type of injury. These injuries can include, but are not limited to, sports injuries, overuse injuries, falls, accidents, and exercise. Repetitive stress can also fall into this category and will include conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, as well as other conditions.
Symptoms of extremity conditions usually include pain or stiffness in the extremity, clicking or sticking joints, immobility, and weakness of the extremity.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
When you first visit our chiropractor, you will be evaluated for overall health and your pain points will be noted. The doctor will also take note of how you believe you injured the extremity and what your habits and hobbies are. If you are not sure how you injured yourself, then noting your habits and hobbies will help the doctor trace back a possible source for the pain.
If a fracture is suspected, x-rays may be conducted as well.
After your evaluation, our chiropractor will create a customized treatment plan for you. There are a variety of treatment options.
Chiropractic adjustment is one of the most common types of treatment. Adjustments will address any misalignment of the spine which could be causing imbalance to the extremities. When the spine is out of balance, it can place pressure on the nerves which will cause pain in other parts of the body.
Massage therapy is also a highly effective treatment option. When muscles become tight and tense, they place pressure on nerves. This pressure will then cause pain throughout the body. Massage therapy also helps to provide better oxygen flow to the muscles and tissues of the body thus improving their overall health.
Exercise and Stretching
In addition to these options, our chiropractor may also develop an exercise or stretching routine for you. This type of treatment will help the body to heal on its own without drugs.
In some cases, our chiropractor may recommend instrument adjusting as part of your chiropractic care.
If you would like to learn more about our services, contact our office at West Buffalo Chiropractic serving Buffalo, NY by calling us at (716) 248-2825.