An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Joint Pain and Muscle Stiffness in Arlington Heights can be caused by a myriad of things. But in most cases the integrity of a joint is involved. The culprit is most likely a joint that is not in alignment. This misaligned joint or “subluxation” tells your body’s defense systems that there is something amiss. Your body’s response is to protect you, creating stiff muscles around the area. The stiff muscle holds the joint ”subluxation” firm so it can’t migrate any further. Of course things like, muscle strain, sprain, overuse or trauma can lead to joint stiffness and muscle stiffness. It is best to have the Joint Pain and Muscle Stiffness evaluated and treated if symptoms persists and are not self-limiting. Diseases like osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis can also be the cause. Get an evaluation. Dr. O’Hara, will evaluate your issue and offer you a treatment plan to ease your discomfort. Emergency appointments are available. Digital x-ray suite is on-site. I’ve got your back!