Limb pain treatment in Miami
If you have pain in your arms or legs, it may be associated with your spine or other joints being out of alignment. When your joints are misaligned, it can cause your muscles to tighten in unnatural ways to accommodate it, which can be painful and cause cramping and inflammation. Fixing the underlying cause of the pain helps the muscles relax and takes the pressure off of the nerves surrounding the affected area.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help My Leg Pain?
Chiropractic care can be especially useful to help clients regain lost mobility. It starts with a comprehensive exam of your musculoskeletal system, assessing your range of motion and weight-bearing ability. Leg pain from an accident or injury can often result from strain to the ligaments and tendons attaching your muscles to the joints. Or, the joint itself has been damaged, pulled out of alignment. Realigning the joint and consistent aftercare and physical therapy to re-train the muscles can reduce leg limb pain and make it easier for you to get around.
Phantom Limb Pain Treatment
Another way that chiropractic care can help you is if you’re experiencing residual limb pain. This is also known as phantom limb pain and occurs after an amputation. Your nervous system may still be receiving messages from the nerve endings associated with the phantom limb, which can be painful and disconcerting for many people.
When you undergo chiropractic care as part of your residual limb pain treatment, the spine, neck, and joints realignment can help ease the compression of nerves throughout your body and reduce the signals from phantom limb pain.
Properly Fitting Prosthesis After Amputation
Another way skilled chiropractic care can help with residual limb pain is by ensuring the proper fit for a prosthesis. These fit better when the spine is in alignment and the joint is in the correct position. Also, the hips may not be in alignment, which makes it difficult to measure the leg. If your body naturally corrects the misaligned hip, it affects the fit and balance of the prosthetic.
Visit A Chiropractor Today!
From improving the communication between your nerves along a properly aligned spine to ensuring that your hips are in the proper position for fitting a prosthesis, chiropractors can help ease phantom limb pain and improve mobility after an amputation. Give Silverman Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center™ a call today at 305-676-8525 or contact us online to schedule an appointment!