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Arm and Leg Pain Options

chiropractic care for arm and leg pain

Do you have arm and leg pain in Oshkosh? Most people don't understand how much we use our arms and legs throughout the day. In fact, our shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in our bodies. This combination of frequency and mobility has led to a wide range of possible injuries and sources of pain. Sometimes people enter Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center completely aware of what caused their pain; maybe it is a weekend warrior who overused the joint in an athletic competition, an unfortunate participant in a car accident, a person lifting two much weight at work or home, or a grandmother who fell asleep holding their grandchild in one position all night. Typically, these situations cause almost an immediate pain or discomfort as a result of muscle, bone, or nervous system damage and irritation.

However, many people develop arm and leg pain gradually over time and are relatively unaware of what may have caused it. When the patient is perplexed by what may have caused the pain, vertebral subluxations, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and frozen shoulder become likely suspects. In addition to these sources of pain, switching or taking new medications such as antibiotics, birth control, and anxiety medications has been shown to contribute to development of arm and leg pain.

If this list of possible causes wasn’t confusing enough, it has also been shown that arm and leg pain is often caused by “referred pain”. This pattern of pain is often used to describe the sensation of pain down the left arm that people feel during the start of a heart attack. Another example of a referred pain pattern is the pain that an inflamed gall bladder causes under the right shoulder blade. Frequently, our doctors at Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center see patients who present with arm and leg pain that is being referred from nerve irritation that begins at the spine. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed due to the vertebrae being out of position, the nerve becomes irritated and often produces pain down its entire path. The pain patterns associated with sciatica are a good example of this mechanism.


Arm and Leg Pain Oshkosh

Due to the complexity of the joints and the vast number of possible causes, it is important that you see someone who is trained in these areas to get an accurate diagnosis. Our doctors at Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center will use a detailed and complete approach to figure out what is exactly causing your pain, and as a result, the best possible treatment solution for it. Typically, our office will use a combination of a thorough history, physical examination, and advanced imaging to get to the root cause of your problems. Through their education and experience our doctors are also able to use the location of the pain, aggravating or alleviating factors, type of pain sensation, and other symptoms such as swelling, skin changes, and bruising as other tools to assist in the diagnosis.


Can Chiropractic Help?

So how can chiropractic help my arm and leg pain? As with any condition, you want to start with treating the most common and typical cause of the pain and symptoms first. Our doctors at Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center have found over many years that misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck are responsible for the vast majority of arm and leg pain. As described above, when these bones are out of position and lose their ability to move properly, they often cause irritation to the surrounding tissues including the nerves. Many people are surprised when they see that many of the nerves in our body travel from our spine all the way to the ends of our finger tips and toes. As a result, injuries to the vertebrae in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along our arms and legs. Through this pattern of treatment, patients at our office have experienced high levels of success through chiropractic treatment. If you are experiencing arm or leg pain contact Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center to schedule a consultation.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 10:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday2:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 10:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday2:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday7:30am - 10:00am
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Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center
2020 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 236-1200

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“At first I was skeptical. I told my wife I would keep an open mind, and I am thankful that I did. I am only 26, and I could imagine how horrible I would feel in another 26 years without the help of the doctors at Hendrickson Chiropractic. Thank you for improving my life!”

- Tom M.

“After only one month of care my pain is GONE ! In addition, I am sleeping better, my sinuses are clearing up, and I am thinking more clearly. This has been such a friendly, comfortable place to be. I am always glad to come in and get adjusted.”

- Marcell V.

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2020 Jackson Street

Oshkosh, WI 54901