Chiropractic applications to all joints and extremities can improve range of motion and help the body to function properly, it is not limited to back and neck.
Jaw: Jaw adjustments can help with TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) where stress and teeth grinding can impair function. Proper chiropractic care can restore this function and reduce pain, discomfort and clicking sounds.
Shoulders: Shoulders are a key area of chiropractic care as the complex system of the shoulder can cause many problems including pain radiating down arms, weakness, tingling and at the worst extreme frozen shoulder syndrome. Chiropractic care helps restore range of motion and reduce pain and numbness.
Elbow: One of the most common complaints in the elbow is tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), which is a repetitive strain injury. Chiropractic care can help improve the function of the elbow and improve its function.
Wrist: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a chief complaint of wrist pain. The median nerve that passes through a band of ligaments in the wrist becomes compressed, but a chiropractor can examine the cause of this misalignment which could even be from the neck or shoulder, find the problem joint and make the necessary adjustments. Proper chiropractic treatment can nullify the need for surgery.
Hips: The foundation of the spine is found with the hips and the sacrum. Many problems that resonate through the back and hips are often from this region, and chiropractic adjustments can realign the hips and pelvis which will help reduce pain in other areas of the body.
Ankle: The ankle takes a great deal of punishment and is the most injured joint in the body. The most common foot problem is known as pronation where the feet point outward with the kneecaps rotating inward. Weak arches of the feet can also be problematic which cause increased stress on them. With chiropractic care, adjustments can be made to the joints which in turn help to stabilize them and ultimately reduce stress on the rest of the skeletal system.