When you think about a chiropractor, you probably envision someone who treats issues with the back or spine. While spinal adjustment is certainly a major component of chiropractic care, our chiropractor can also help with extremity issues.
At Ponte Vedra Wellness Center in Nocatee, FL, and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, we provide extremity chiropractic care. We can help provide pain management for many types of injuries and may help your body function at its best.
What Is Extremity Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care involves manipulating the joints to put them back into proper alignment. This is typically done using gentle thrusts, after misalignments are identified.
When our chiropractor adjusts your spine, this is known as a spinal adjustment. When she adjust joints in other areas of your body, this is known as extremity adjustments.
What Can Extremity Care Treat?
Extremity chiropractic care can help treat a range of injuries and issues. If you have an auto accident injury, extremity adjustments can be beneficial. Whiplash typically causes neck pain and back pain, but it can also cause misalignment in the shoulder.
Extremity adjustments, combined with spinal adjustments, can treat personal injuries in places such as the wrist or feet.
If you experience joint pain in your extremities, including knees, elbows, wrists, or fingers, extremity adjustment can help provide you with pain relief. These problems can occur due to a car accident, sports, or repetitive motion.
The Potential Benefits of Extremity Chiropractic Care
Extremity chiropractic care can be beneficial if you are experiencing joint pain. It's a drug-free method of pain management that focuses on correcting the underlying problem, instead of simply masking symptoms.
However, there are other potential benefits.
May Help Improve Body Mechanics
Your body is made of many interconnected parts. When one part isn't functioning correctly, it might affect function in other areas as well.
For example, if your ankle is out of alignment, this might cause difficulty walking and pain in your hip. When the ankle is realigned, you may be able walk correctly, and the pain is relieved.
May Help Reduce Risk of Injury
By improving the way your body functions, extremity care might also reduce your risk of injury. When the body is functioning correctly and is in balance, injuries might be less likely to occur.
May Help Improve Physical Activity
When the body is in alignment, you might feel better. When you feel better, you may be more likely to engage in physical activity. You may have found yourself avoiding certain activities due to pain. When they are no longer painful, you may be more active.
Get Extremity Chiropractic Care at Ponte Vedra Wellness Center
If you need a chiropractor in (904) 834-2717 Nocatee, FL, or (904) 273-2691 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, contact is at Ponte Vedra Wellness Center. We offer of chiropractic care, including extremity care, and spinal adjustment. Call us for more information about chiropractic care for your auto accident injury, personal injuries, or other injuries resulting from a car accident, such as whiplash. We can help with neck pain relief and back pain relief.