Throughout our lives, our extremities become injured from large traumas, such as auto accidents, slips and falls, the birthing process, or sports injuries, or smaller traumas, such as repetitive motions or poor posture.
- Ribs/Rib cage
Just like spinal joints, extremity joints can become subluxated and develop Subluxation Complexes. Subluxations accumulate in extremities for many reasons, such as trauma or poor posture. Subluxation complexes alter the normal motion of an extremity joint, which will likely affect the motion of the entire extremity involved. Poor extremity motion often results in injury, pain, and, eventually, arthritis. That being said, it is important to adjust extremities and keep them moving well for proper function and joint longevity.
Evaluating and adjusting extremities isn’t only beneficial for the extremities themselves. When extremities become subluxated, they can cause compensatory changes not only to the extremity itself, but also to the spine and surrounding tissues. Addressing Subluxation Complexes in the extremities will benefit the extremity involved as well as the spine and body as a whole.