Elbows are complex joints where three bones come together. The humerus is the upper arm bone and the two bones that make up your forearm are called the ulna and the radius. Each of these bones has cartilage on the end to help them slide against each other. Ligaments keep them in place and tendons connect the bones to the muscle to allow your arm to move. Without proper mobility of your elbows, you wouldn’t be able to lift, throw, or hug. If you’re experiencing elbow pain and you need a chiropractor in Essex to help relieve your discomfort, discover Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center.
Some Causes of Elbow Pain
The most common cause of elbow pain is overuse. If you work a physical, repetitive job it’s likely that you’ve experienced elbow pain. Other causes include dislocation, fractures, strains, and sprains. If you put your hand out to catch your fall, you’re most likely to dislocate your elbow. Fractures occur when you break your arm at the elbow. This break often happens as the result of a car accident or while playing sports. Strains and sprains occur when you push your muscles and ligaments too far. Some strains can be caused by lifting heavy objects or by overdoing it with exercise. Untreated elbow pain can cause numbness in the hands.
How a Chiropractor Can Relieve Elbow Pain
Visiting a chiropractor is a great non-invasive way to reduce swelling and discomfort caused by elbow pain. A chiropractor will use a gentle chiropractic adjustment and treat you without heavy medications. Each chiropractic adjustment decreases joint restriction and misalignments in the spine and other joints. You’ll experience improved function and reduced inflammation. Dr. Cohen has over 30 years total experience and has been treating patients in Essex for over 20 years. He develops treatments allow your body to better manage the symptoms caused by elbow pain.
Looking for a Chiropractor in Essex?
Dr. Cohen and staff at the Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center will evaluate you and then create a unique treatment plan tailored to your needs. We have the knowledge and experience to treat elbow, neck, back, and joint pain. Plus, we also offer aquatic therapy, dry needling, and non-surgical spinal decompression. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment today, contact us!