Pain in an arm or leg is difficult to ignore and can get worse the more you use the affected limb. At Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, Michael Young, DC, and the team offer holistic and integrative care to help you heal and reduce extremity pain. Explore your options for treatment by calling Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville to schedule an appointment, or book a visit online today.
Extremity pain is discomfort, strain, and other uncomfortable sensations that appear in either your arms or legs. Your limbs all have multiple muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, so musculoskeletal injuries of all kinds, as well as other conditions, can lead to acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) pain.
When you visit Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville with extremity pain in an arm or leg, Dr. Young explores all of the possible causes based on an initial evaluation and review of your medical history. After discovering the cause, he can make personalized recommendations for holistic chiropractic and rehabilitative care.
Pain in an arm or leg can originate in the limb itself or it can be referred pain, which comes from somewhere else like your spine. Nerve roots come from your spine and are the bases of nerves that travel anywhere in your body, so an impingement of one of those roots can cause pain or numbness in your extremities.
Aside from spinal complications like spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, extremity pain can also appear due to:
The characteristics of your pain might also help Dr. Young find out what’s causing your pain. For example, radiating pain down your buttock and the back of your leg is called sciatica and comes from conditions of the lower spine.
Extremity pain can improve with individualized and holistic care at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville. Depending on the type of extremity pain you have, Dr. Young might recommend:
A medical massage focuses on a specific area of your body, like an extremity, where you feel pain. It improves circulation to the region and helps reduce musculoskeletal pain.
Dry needling is a procedure that uses fine needles with no medication to stimulate specific muscular trigger points. It helps release tension while improving circulation for less local or referred extremity pain.
Chiropractic adjustments align your joints and the entire musculoskeletal system to improve the conditions for healing.
Book your appointment to explore treatments for extremity pain today. You can schedule your visit online or with a phone call at Chiropractic, Rehab, and Sports Injuries of Louisville.