Shoulder, Arm and Hand ProblemsDr. Anna Neff
Pain, Numbness or Tingling in Shoulder, Arm or Hand
Many problems of the upper extremities can be led back to where the nerves exit the spine in the neck. These nerves innervate the muscle, skin and other tissues in your arm and hand. The brachial plexus is a grouping of nerves that are between your neck and shoulder and branch off to supply different areas of the arm and hand. When there is damage to this region, different symptoms may be experienced such as neck pain or stiffness, pain radiating down the arm or into the hand, decreased grip strength, numbness or tingling. Often times, accidents that cause whiplash will create these problems in a patient.
The chiropractic approach to shoulder, arm, and hand pain, numbness, tingling and other problems, is to locate and correct a serious nerve-damaging spinal condition called the vertebral subluxation complex. This misalignment of your spinal bones can put stress on your nerves, bones, ligaments and discs associated with your neck and upper back. This may cause the symptoms you are experiencing in your arm or hand, such as pain, numbness, tingling. Chiropractic care will release spine and nerve pressure and help restore the healthy flow of nerve impulse between your brain and your body parts. Another treatment that is used frequently for symptoms of the upper extremity is Acupuncture, as it can be very successful in changing muscle firing patterns while decreasing pain and muscle spasm.
Here are the services we offer to help treat this ailment: