Can You Stop The Pain In My Wrists?
The chiropractic approach that
works so well with the spine can be applied to other joints of the body. Virtually every articulation of your skeletal system
is susceptible to fixations that can impair function and range of motion. Trauma, micro-traumas, vibrations and repetitive
motions can produce joint problems throughout the body. Chiropractic care can help.
Chiropractic works by restoring
proper motion of spinal bones and reducing nerve irritation. Other joints of the body can lose their normal motion and position
as well. When chiropractic techniques are applied, range of motion can be improved and painful inflammation reduced.
Making Sure Every Joint of Your Body Is Moving
Stress, teeth grinding and spinal
problems can cause TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders where your jaw connects to the skull. (You can feel the joint
move by placing your fingers in front of your ears and opening your mouth.) Skiled chiropractor care can restore proper nervous
system control of involved muscles and ligaments, reducing pain, stiffness, clicking sounds, or locked jaw.
Many shoulder problems originate
in the area where the nerves branch from the spinal cord and exit the neck. Shoulder pain or pain radiating down the arm can
be accompanied by weakness, numbness or tingling in the wrists or hands. Many patients report dramatic improvement with chiropractic
Classic tennis elbow (lateral
epicondylitis) is a repetitive strain injury that often afflicts the dominant arm. It is seen among carpenters, mechanics,
office workers, cashiers, and those who perform repeated hammering, grasping, or rotary forearm motions.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is
usually due to compression of the median nerve as is passes through the band of ligaments in the wrist. In many cases, the
underlying cause is a misalignment of one or more joints of the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. Identifying the involved joint(s)
and beginning a program of chiropractic care can often help avoid surgery.
The hip bones and sacrum, considered
the “pelvic girdle,” are the foundation of your spine. These sacroiliac joints can affect nerves exiting the spine.
Chiropractic adjustments to the hips can produce excellent results.
The ankle is the most frequently
injured joint in the body. “Pronation,” in which the feet flare outward and kneecaps rotate inward, is the most
common foot problem. When weak arches cause the bones of the foot to drop to an unstable position, stress on the foot increases.
Adjusting malfunctioning joints of the feet, combined with custom shoe orthotics, can reduce tenderness, improve your gait
and stabilize the entire skeletal system.
While many health problems can
be traced to the spine, other joints of the body can be involved. Chiropractic care has produced delighted patients by improving
function without drugs or surgery.
Can chiropractic help
the bone spurs in my feet?
Bone spurs and other arthritic
changes to the joints in the feet, hands, or spine are the body’s response to long-standing malfunction. Restoring proper
joint function is thought to slow or stop this degenerative process
Does cracking your knuckles
Studies suggest that knuckle
cracking does not damage the metacarpal joints of the hand. Since there is a danger of overextending already loose knuckle
joints, mobilizing these and other joints of the body is the best left to an experienced chiropractor.
Should I be wearing a
A brace is often prescribed
to help protect the wrist and reduce mobility. While is may alleviate certain symptoms, it virtually ignores the malfunctioning
joints causing the problem. The chiropractic approach is to help restore proper motion to affected joints and strengthen supporting
muscles and soft tissues. While this may require some type of ongoing supportive care, many patients are able to resume their
activities without bracing.
Safe and Natural
Chiropractic is a team approach
to better health. As you enjoy better health, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by
restoring the integrity of their spine and nervous system with safe and natural chiropractic care.