At Lake Marion Chiropractic Center in St Paul and Lakeville, we honor the past and look to the future. In 1910, D.D. Palmer the founder of chiropractic care wrote about the function of chiropractors. He discussed the opportunity for these highly trained practitioners to adjust all of the 300 joints of the body. However, as chiropractic care evolved, the emphasis was put on the spinal column. For many years in the Chiropractic field, the practice of extremity adjusting was rarely used. Instead, the primary form of chiropractic care was in favor of spinal-pelvic adjusting. Although spinal-pelvic adjusting is valid and important, the concept of going back to extremity chiropractic care has become an important component of chiropractic healthcare.
Improving Movement and Performance
With the popularity of marathon running, dancing, and sports that can twist ankles, as well as office jobs that can freeze shoulders and the modern problem of carpal tunnel syndrome, the need for extremity chiropractic care has become more relevant. The extremities can be part of the flow of your body mechanics and can make the difference not only in how you move, but how you live. For athletes, even weekend athletes, and professional dancers this can be the difference in performance. For the average person, this can make a difference in life and joy. Extremity therapy can include the following:
The most common afflictions include:
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder (or problems with your rotator cuff)
There can often be referred pain, and this kind of chiropractic care can help alleviate the problem. Sometimes the pain that you feel in one area, is actually originating in another area. For example, a pain in your wrist can actually originate in your shoulder. With an adjustment of your foot, you might notice a difference in your gait and an improvement in your ability to walk, run, and exercise. Knees are another area of difficulty, and these extremity adjustments can solve pain, creaking, and difficulty when going up and down the stairs.
Extremity adjustments will include an examination, then afterward, a manual adjustment of the extremity to encourage proper alignment. It often takes several adjustments to these delicate extremities to achieve balance. Chiropractic care that includes the extremities also incorporates adjustments of the whole body. There are other therapies like massage therapy and corrective exercises that may aid the process.
Extremity Chiropractic Care in Lakeville and St. Paul
If you’re in the Lakeville or St. Paul MN area and you’re interested in extremity chiropractic care, call us today at (952) 469-8385.