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:
- 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
The goal of adjusting the extremities is to restore the original and proper alignment of the joint. This allows it to have normal and proper function. Dr. Criscuolo at Active Release and Chiropractic Center has additional elective training in extremities. In fact, extremity adjusting was one of his major emphases during his education.
Get Back to a Life Without Extremity Pain
Pain in the extremities can be excruciating and debilitating but it doesn’t have to be permanent. At Active Release and Chiropractic Center in Wall, NJ, Dr. Criscuolo and his team can help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.