and Arm Pain
a few sets of tennis, or an exercise session at the gym, your arm
or shoulder suddenly feels stiff. Perhaps a twinge occurs with a
specific movement. Maybe you woke up one morning with your head
in an odd position. Perhaps the simple task of brushing your hair
this sound like you? This description is more common than you think.
In many cases the cause of these symptoms reside in the neck and
upper back regions along with the surrounding muscles. If left untreated,
the irritation and inflammation continues to grow, causing the pain
to become worse. And, as the pain becomes worse, the arm and shoulder
motion becomes less and less.
a spinal condition is found on examination and xray, gentle chiropractic
adjustments may be used to help restore proper alignment for the
spine. This alignment takes pressure off the affected nerves, and
in many cases, lessens the pain. Physical therapy may also be used
to restore proper muscle tone and balance to the surrounding areas.
The combination of these two types of treatment has been known to
give the patient the best opportunity for improvement while still
using a conservative approach to health. Of course, if your chiropractor
notices anything unusua,l a referral will be made to the appropriate
health care provider.