Arm and Leg Pain

Arm and Leg Pain in Maple Grove, MN

Arm and Leg Pain Treatment Maple Grove. The joints of the arms and legs are used very frequently and for a variety of uses that require a wide range of motion. At our Maple Grove chiropractic clinic, we see a large number of injuries related to these joints. Sports, wear and tear, car accidents, and many other activities can lead to pain and reduced function of these joints. This article from Total Spine Health & Injury Center offers information regarding some of the leading causes of arm and leg pain and how chiropractic care can help.  


It can be hard to determine the source of arm or leg pain on your own. Aching joints after repetitive daily activities, chronic pain from a previous trauma, dislocated shoulders, and pinched nerves, can all be the underlying cause of pain. Radiating pain into your arms or legs, with a less obvious cause, may indicate a disc injury or nerve impingement and should be cause for a professional examination. Numerous conditions such as bursitis, arthritis, and tendinitis, as well as dysfunction or misalignment in the upper or lower spine can be a common source of both acute and chronic leg and arm pain. Narrowed spaces for nerves in the spine or a disc issue can also irritate the nerves, leading to pain down the length of the nerve. The nerves of the extremities travel all the way from the spine to the most distal region of the arms and legs. This connection is often the reason why pain in one area of the body can be traced all the way back to the spine and the corresponding nerve roots. With the close relationship between the vertebrae of the spine and the nerves, an injury or misalignment of your vertebrae has the possibility of sending pain throughout your arms and legs. For example, symptoms from sciatica can extend from the lower back/hip to the lower legs, ankles, and feet. The nerves of the lower neck travel through the shoulder and into the hands and fingers.  


With the numerous causes of leg and arm pain as well as the unique ways in which joints work, professional help is often needed to pinpoint the source of your pain. An evaluation will typically consist of the collection of medical history, a physical assessment, and advanced imaging. A full evaluation will allow a chiropractor to determine the cause of the pain and subsequently provide effective treatment. With precise and non-invasive adjustments, a chiropractor can encourage the body to correctly position the spine. These adjustments can often provide significant pain relief in the short-term and ongoing treatment can provide continued relief and optimal healing. When you’re finding yourself having arm or leg pain, why wait for it to become unbearable? Schedule an appointment with our team at Total Spine Health & Injury Center in Maple Grove today!  


So, how can chiropractic help my arm and leg pain? As with any condition, you want to start with treating the most common and typical cause of the pain and symptoms first. At Total Spine Health & Injury Center we have found that misalignment (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and lower back can often be the cause of arm and leg pain. As described above, when the bones of the spine are out of position and lose their ability to move properly, they often cause irritation to the surrounding tissues, including the nerves. Our Maple Grove chiropractor is also highly trained in treatments and adjustments of the extremities, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage therapy in Maple Grove, as well as rehabilitative exercise, allows for an effective, full body approach to treatment. Many patients are surprised when they see that the nerves in our body travel from the spine all the way to the ends of our fingertips and toes. As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along our arms and legs. Through this pattern of treatment, and by addressing symptoms at their root cause, patients at our clinic have experienced high levels of success through chiropractic treatment. If you are experiencing arm or leg pain in Maple Grove, contact Total Spine Health & Injury Center to schedule a consultation today. View All Extremity Services