The joints of the shoulders and hips are two of the most mobile of all the body’s joints, but they are also the most frequently used. Since they are used in most of the body’s movements, these joints are a common location for injuries, stiffness, and pain. These kinds of injuries can result from overuse, accidents, and sports, and can cause mild discomfort to complete immobilization. At Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins, we offer our patients chiropractic adjustments and treatments to help reduce, and even reverse, arm and leg aches and pains.

What Causes Arm and Leg Pain?

It is often difficult for Fort Collins patients to self-diagnose their arm and leg pain for chiropractic treatment, unless it is caused by a recent injury, such as dislocating the shoulder during a sports game or sleeping in an awkward position and pinching a nerve. Often though, arm and leg pain develops slowly over time from repetitive use or stress.

While the cause may be stemming from an underlying condition such as arthritis or tendinitis, misalignments of the spinal vertebrae in the back or neck are often the culprit for chronic arm and leg pain. When these vertebrae are out of line, they can put pressure on the nerves which travel out from the spinal column to the rest of the body, even the fingertips and toes. As a result, injuries to the spine can result in radiating pain throughout the arms and legs.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Reduce Arm and Leg Pain?

Since joints are complex and pain can stem from a variety of causes, it is important to have a thorough and professional evaluation to determine the source of the pain. Our Fort Collins Chiropractors use a combination of factors to evaluate the root cause of arm and leg pain and prescribe treatment, including a full medical history, a physical examination, and imaging techniques.

Once the cause of the pain is determined, they will use gentle spinal adjustments to re-position the vertebrae and restore normal function. These non-invasive adjustments provide both instant pain relief and long-term benefits. Are you suffering from arm and leg pain? Contact our team at Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins to schedule a chiropractic consultation for arm or leg pain and aches today.