Chiropractors adjust extremities?  First let me explain what is meant by the word “extremity”. When chiropractors speak of an extremity, we are talking about the joints of the body that are outside the spinal joints.  These joints include the ribs, shoulder and elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and feet, as well as the hands and toes.

Chiropractors look at the spine for joint restrictions and joint motion dysfunction.  In a very similar way, extremities can have joint restrictions and motion dysfunction.  These problems may be chronic or acute and many people have great relief from their extremity adjustments.

Signs or possible symptoms of an extremity issue that can be helped by a chiropractor:

  • Extremity pain or pain in the extremity joint
  • Weakness in an extremity or joint
  • Stiffness in the extremity
  • Immobility of an extremity joint
  • Numbness or tingling in an extremity
  • Catching or locking of an extremity joint
  • Neck and/or Back pain.

Yes even neck and back pain can come from an issue with an extremity and…

Spinal pain is always intensified by restrictions in the extremities.

Most doctors overlook the extremities and just adjust the spine. At Easthampton Chiropractic, we adjust the whole body because every joint is important.