Everett Chiropractor Provides Extremity Adjustments
Chiropractic care can treat more than misalignments of the spine. When most people think of a chiropractor, they think of spinal adjustments to correct back and neck pain and headaches. Along with spinal adjustments, our chiropractor can also realign extremity joints to reduce pain in the extremities and restore range of motion. These adjustments are very similar to spinal adjustments except that they are performed on your extremity joints, including shoulders, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.
Extremity Misalignments Can Cause Back Pain
Extremity manipulations are becoming increasingly common in chiropractic care. This is because certain misalignments in the extremity joints can cause upper and lower back pain. For example, a misalignment in the shoulder can cause upper back and neck pain as well as headaches. In this instance, some of the pain may dissipate with spinal adjustments, but the area will never be pain free or stable without treatment to the shoulder.
Another example is back pain caused by fallen arches or arches that are too high. When the arches in the feet are outside of the normal range, they cause problems up the entire leg and into the lower back. Most people notice the lower back pain first. Extremity adjustments and proper footwear or custom orthotics can help reduce lower back pain that is caused by fallen arches or very high arches.
Extremity Injuries We Treat
- Ankle Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fallen Arches
- Frozen Shoulder
- Hip Pain
- Runners Knee
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
Chiropractic Care for the Entire Body
Our goal at our Everett chiropractic office is to treat your entire body and improve your overall health and wellness. We do this by offering both spinal and extremity adjustments. When the extremity joints are misaligned and functioning incorrectly, the surrounding soft tissues become inflamed. When the tissues surrounding the joint become inflamed, the joint is more prone to improper movements, which can cause injuries and pain.
Chiropractic adjustments can realign your extremity joints, reduce inflammation and pain and facilitate healing. The adjustments are gentle. Our chiropractor uses his hands to apply pressure and a swift movement to realign the joint. Many individuals feel better immediately after the adjustment. However, it can take several adjustments before the joint maintains its proper alignment and fully heals from the injury.
If you are experiencing pain in your back, neck or extremity joints, call our chiropractic office for an initial evaluation. Our chiropractor can diagnose the source of your pain and recommend a treatment program. Our treatment programs do not use medication or invasive procedures. Instead, we use conservative care to heal your injury naturally. By healing your injury instead of treating your symptoms, we are permanently reducing your pain and restoring the range of motion to the joint.
To schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation for your extremity and back pain, call our chiropractic office at (425) 379-6301.