The shoulder and hip joints are highly mobile and commonly used joints in the body, making them susceptible to injuries and pain. At our Texarkana chiropractic clinic, we frequently encounter individuals experiencing discomfort in these areas. Whether it’s due to overuse or sports-related injuries, the causes of shoulder and leg pain are diverse, and the consequences can range from mild discomfort to complete immobility. In this article from Ark-La-Tex Health Center, we provide information on common issues leading to shoulder and leg pain, along with an explanation of how chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate these symptoms.

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Identifying the precise cause of arm or leg pain can be challenging without professional evaluation. If you have experienced an obvious injury, such as repetitive strain at work, a shoulder dislocation during sports, or nerve compression from sleeping in an awkward position, the source of immediate pain may be apparent. However, when pain in the arms or legs develops gradually over time without a clear injury or persists chronically, it may require a thorough assessment to determine its origin.

Numerous factors can contribute to this pain, including bursitis, arthritis, and tendinitis. However, misalignments (subluxations) of the vertebrae in the neck and lower back are responsible for the majority of chronic arm and leg pain. When the spaces where nerves exit the spine become narrowed due to misaligned vertebrae or discs, the nerves can become irritated, resulting in pain along their entire pathway. It often surprises patients to learn that nerves extend from the spine to the very tips of their fingers and toes.

Consequently, spinal injuries can cause pain sensations anywhere along the entire length of the arms and legs. The pain patterns associated with sciatica, which radiate from the hip down to the foot, exemplify this mechanism.


Given the complexity of the joints and the various potential causes of arm or leg pain, a professional evaluation is crucial to determine the underlying source. By conducting a comprehensive assessment that includes a thorough medical history review, physical examination, and advanced imaging techniques, chiropractors can gain a comprehensive understanding of the root cause of your pain.

Using non-invasive and precisely applied adjustments, chiropractors help the body gently realign the vertebrae, providing both immediate and long-term relief. If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, there’s no need to wait until it becomes unbearable. Schedule a consultation with our team at Ark-La-Tex Health Center today and take the first step towards finding relief.