Extremity Adjustments is the practice of manipulating the joint of an extremity to improve motion within the joint. When joints lose motion, they begin to break down over time. Just like the the spine can shift out of alignment, so can the joins of the extremities. There are many joints that can benefit from an adjustment, from hands to wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, feet, and even the jaw.
Adjusting extremities helps the body mechanics as a whole. When one part of the body isn't functioning properly, other parts of the body have to compensate. Extremity adjustments are part of whole body treatments where if one part of the skeletal system is malfunctioning it can throw other parts out of balance.
Many people think of a chiropractor just adjusting the spine and not the shoulder, wrist or knee. Chiropractors are trained to not only help align the spine, but help your body, as a whole, function better. If you are having discomfort in your extremities, make sure you contact our office for an appointment, so we can check that your joints are aligned properly.
Extremity Adjustments include:
- Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ)
- Hips, Knees