When chiropractors talk about extremities they mean the numerous joints present in the body, including the jaw, shoulder, ribs, shoulder, wrist, elbows, fingers, hand, hip, ankle, knee, toes, and the foot. Chiropractors always inspect the spine to look for potential issues with subluxation, fixation, and joint irregularity. However, these irregularities can also be present in the extremities.
- Joint subluxations have both mechanical and neurological factors.
- When there is a joint misalignment, there is stretching of these tissues leading to weakening or inhibition of the adjacent muscle.
- Discovering these weak muscles and correcting the misaligned joint in order to restore normal strength is done by extremity adjusting.
Why See an Extremity Chiropractor?
The primary focus of a chiropractor is to locate and correct vertebral subluxations, or displacements of the vertebrae, in order to maintain optimal health. Frequently, subluxations of the extremities are the true cause of a difficulty in the musculoskeletal system, contributing to these chronic spinal subluxations.
Merely focusing on the spinal vertebrae sometimes ignores the root cause, and while a patient may gain temporary relief, the extremity subluxations can, in fact, exacerbate the vertebral subluxations and make their associated symptoms much worse. Furthermore, they can worsen spinal subluxation patterns and make them more difficult to correct. A Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner understands the body’s entire musculoskeletal system and how to adjust it to best resolve a patient’s difficulties.
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