What is Extremity Adjustment in Chiropractic Treatment?
The Council on Extremity Adjusting identifies that the treatment of the complete body needs synchronization or harmony between the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain and nervous system. Any joint subluxations have both mechanical and neurological factors. Numerous patients suffer from repetitive nerve entrapments and subluxations because the mechanical factor is disregarded and the root cause of the problem is left undetermined and untreated. The aim of the Council is to provide the doctors with the required tools so they can easily diagnose these problems, and combining both neurological and mechanical treatments, treat these problems. There are mechanoreceptors embedded in the tissues which surround the joints. When there is a joint misalignment, there is stretching of these tissues leading to weakening or inhibition of the adjacent muscle. Discovering these weak muscles and correcting the misaligned joint in order to restore normal strength is done by extremity adjusting.
Chiropractors Approach To Extremity Adjustment
When chiropractors talk about extremities they mean the numerous joints present in the body including the jaw, shoulder, ribs, shoulder, wrist, elbows, fingers, hand, hip, ankle, knee, toes, and the foot. Chiropractors always inspect spine to look for potential issues with subluxation, fixation, and joint irregularity but these subluxations, fixations and joint irregularities can also be present in the extremities. These problems in the extremities may also lead to chronic spinal issues. Commonly, the spine is checked and adjusted before going to the extremity to check and adjust it. The extremity adjustment should complement the spinal adjustment.
Some Of The Symptoms Of Extremity Fixation, Subluxation and Joint Irregularity Are:
- Fatigue or weakness felt in the extremities
- Painful extremities or joints of extremities
- Catching of the joints of extremities
- Stiff or immobile extremity joints
- Chronic back problems
- Chronic problems in the cervical region.
What is The Aim Of Extremity Adjustment?
The aim of the extremity adjusting is to assess the extremity and then do an analysis and then develop a treatment plan for the extremity and synchronize this plan with plan for the spinal treatment.