Joint Dysfunction - The Effects
The term joint dysfunction is commonly used in the chiropractic field. It describes the condition of misalignment of the vertebrae. The effects of joint dysfunction can be surprisingly diverse.
Joint dysfunction may show itself as:
- Disc trouble
- ‘Pins and Needles’ sensations;
- Muscle weakness
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip, leg, foot pain
- Shoulder, arm & hand pain
- Headache, migraine
On the other hand, joint dysfunction is sometimes symptom-less and then only revealed by careful examination. It can be the sort of thing that ‘catches’ you when you hurt your back doing something trivial, like bending to pick up a piece of clothing in the morning.
Something So Simple…
You might wonder how something so simple may hurt you, but forget slipping in the rain a few months or years earlier, when the now-painful nerves were first jammed.
It’s important to note that joint dysfunction is a common cause for the disorders listed before, but it’s not the only cause possible. That’s why careful examination must precede chiropractic treatment.
If chiropractic treatment is not appropriate for your problem, or if you do not respond to treatment, you will be referred elsewhere.
Please contact Pittsworth Chiropractic Centre with any further questions.