What is Shoulder and Arm Pain?
Is shoulder and arm pain preventing you from living life? Many Americans suffer from ongoing shoulder and arm pain without any recourse. They may have tried muscle relaxers and pain killers, but the “results” were short-lived. This is because these interventions did not get to the root cause of the problem. This type of pain is most commonly ongoing and occurs from overuse and repetition. We see this in athletes and those that work repetitive jobs. The biomechanics of the shoulder and arm are inseparably linked to the biomechanics of the neck. So, if left untreated, neck and upper back pain can develop, as well as other issues like numbness and tingling in your arms/hands.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Shoulder and Arm Pain?
Since the neck and the shoulder are biomechanically linked, often a series of non-invasive, non-addictive chiropractic adjustment to the neck will not only restore proper biomechanics to the neck but in turn allow for more sound biomechanics of the shoulder. Cervical (neck) spine adjustments will also remove interference to the nerves that control the shoulder area allowing for better function as well. The removal of interference to the nerves also reduces the numbness and tingling in the arms.
When the spine misaligns and locks out of place, commonly known as a Vertebral Subluxation, the mechanics of the cervical spine are altered. This affects the function of the shoulder as well as the nerves that go through the shoulder, down the arms, and into the hands. Subluxations damage the spine, alters nervous system transmission, and decreases the function of the area those nerves are going to, in this case, the shoulder and arm. Restoring proper biomechanics and allowing for proper nerve flow will improve shoulder/arm function and allow for healing!
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with shoulder and arm pain:
- Reduced pain and discomfort in the shoulder/arm
- Decreased inflammation in the area
- Improved range of motion in the shoulder
- Improved flexibility in the shoulder
- Increased muscle tone and strength around the shoulder
- Improved nerve flow to the shoulder and arms improving function
To see if chiropractic care is right for you, Dr. Auger will perform a consultation, examination, and if necessary, take x-rays on site. Based on the findings of your chiropractic examination, Dr. Auger will be able to determine if Vertebral Subluxations exist in your spine. If you have this condition, then we can help improve the quality of your life!
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