ARM OR LEG PAIN
ARM AND LEG PAIN BOYNTON BEACH
Do you ever give much thought to how much we use our arms and legs every day? The truth is our shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in our bodies. When an arm or leg hurts, it significantly affects our activity. And when there is pain involved, the potential to be sidelined and miserable is immense. There is a place to get relief in Boynton Beach, it is right here at MDR Advanced Medical Associates.
The Two Scenarios of Arm or Leg Pain
First, sometimes people will walk through the door at MDR Medical Associates and know exactly what happened to cause their problem and the pain they are feeling. It might be an injured weekend warrior, a worker who picked up one too many heavy boxes, or a mom who springs into action to protect her child from injury. Usually, the situation immediately results in pain or discomfort because of muscle, bone, or nervous system damage, irritation, and inflammation.
The second reason brings perplexed people into the MDR Medical Associates clinic because they have no idea what may be causing their pain or discomfort. Often, in these situations, it is because of these kinds of issues or conditions:
- Vertebral subluxations
- Frozen Shoulder
- Switching to or taking a new medication like antibiotics, birth control, or anxiety medication.
The Mystery of Referred Pain
As if that list of causes wasn’t big enough, there is the chance of pain being “referred pain”. This pain is like the pain that runs through a person’s arm when they are having a heart attack. Or, like the pain in the right shoulder caused by inflammation in the gall bladder.
Our chiropractors sometimes see patients whose arm or leg pain is referred pain that is from nerve irritation at the spine. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed due to the vertebrae being out of position, the nerve becomes irritated and often produces pain down its entire path. The pain patterns associated with sciatica are a good example.
It is sometimes difficult to identify the root cause and differentiate the source of the pain. Our chiropractors are extensively trained to find the source of pain in the arm or leg. You can take advantage of their expertise to get an accurate diagnosis.
With an accurate diagnosis and observations using the following, our chiropractors create the best chiropractic treatment plan for your individual situation.
- Location of the pain
- Aggravating or alleviating factors
- Type of pain sensation
- Skin changes
Chiropractic Treatment for Arm or Leg Pain
Often, the source of arm or leg pain is misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in your spine. Our doctors at our Boynton Beach chiropractic clinic with MDR Advanced Medical Associates have found the vertebrae in your neck are responsible for the vast majority of arm and leg pain. When these bones are out of position, you will lose your ability to move properly, which causes irritation to the surrounding tissue including nerves. That results in the pain you feel.
You might be surprised to learn that nerves run all the way from the spine to the tips of your fingers and your toes. For that reason, a misalignment in the vertebrae can create sensations anywhere from the nerve root to the ends of nerves in your extremities.
The chiropractic staff at MDR Advanced Medical Associates has been treating patients with subluxations successfully for many years. You can trust their knowledge and experience will help you find relief, too.
MDR Advanced Medical Associates
MDR Advanced Medical Associates
1899 North Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426