It may come as a surprise, but extremity adjustments are just as popular as spinal adjustments.
Let’s review what extremity adjustments are, how they can benefit you, and which conditions they treat.
What is Chiropractic Extremity Adjusting?
Maybe you try to ignore it by taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, but the aching returns later in the day.
Extremity adjustments are meant to safely and effectively alleviate the aches and pains associated with misaligned joints.
The term “extremity” refers to extremity joints, which include the following:
Like with vertebrae, when a joint moves out of alignment, this can trigger some problems, including pain and compromised movement patterns.
When a chiropractor performs an extremity adjustment, they carefully realign the joint so that proper movement is restored and painful or irritating symptoms go away.
Extremity adjustments are often part of a more extensive treatment plan to restore total body movement. They are often combined with other forms of therapy such as spinal adjustment, massage, or acupuncture.
Benefits of Extremity Adjustments
Extremity adjustments have been shown to provide the following benefits, especially when they are a part of a more comprehensive treatment program:
- Alleviates muscle tension
- Reduces aches and pains
- Decreases inflammation
- Restore optimal range of motion
Conditions Treated with Chiropractic Extremity Adjusting
Numerous conditions can be treated with extremity adjustments; here are the most common treated at Ravenswood Chiropractic in Chicago:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other wrist pain
- Elbow Pain
- Shoulder Pain, including Frozen shoulder
- Joint pain
- Foot and Ankle Pain
Have Questions About Extremity Adjustments?
Curious how chiropractic extremity adjusting can help you get back on the road to optimal movement?
Give us a call at 773-878-7330 to learn more about extremity adjustments or schedule your appointment now with one of our expert chiropractic physicians.