Extremity Adjusting in Lehi, Utah: Extremity adjusting occurs when chiropractors adjust the joints of the body that are outside of the spinal joints. These joints include the ribs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Similar to subluxations of the spine, extremities can also suffer from misalignment. These misalignments can cause pain and limit a patient’s range of motion.
Extremity adjusting can also help with pain in other areas of the body. For instance, an adjustment of the hip can help to relieve lower back and sciatic pain. This is similar to how an adjustment of the shoulder can assist in relieving neck pain.
Possible Symptoms Of Extremity Issues That Can Be Helped By Chiropractic Adjustments Include:
- Chronic and acute pain in the extremity joints
- Weakness in the extremity joints
- Stiffness or immobility in the extremity joints
- Numbness or tingling in the limbs
- Catching or locking of the extremity joints
Extremity Adjustments Restore Proper Joint Alignment To Alleviate Pain & Accelerate Healing
The goal of adjusting extremities is to restore the original and proper alignment of the joint. This allows it to have normal and proper function. Dr. Walker at Dry Creek Chiropractic has additional elective training in extremities. In fact, extremity adjusting was one of his major emphases during his education.