Neck Pain and Arm Pain
Charlotte Chiropractic Care for Neck and Arm Pain
What is it?
Neck and arm pain is a popular reason why many seek chiropractic care, but at the same time it is the one area patients are most apprehensive about. Depending on the mechanism of injury it can range from a sharp to a dull ache, and often times complicated cervical spine issues can cause radiating pain into the shoulder, arm, and hand. If the vertebrae is misaligned by poor posture, accidents/falls, or overuse; the muscles and tendons will be forced to stretch too far. This can cause pain and discomfort in all aspects of the cervical spine. Also, this action of the connective tissue can force the spinal segments out of place, putting pressure on the nerves, causing the pain to travel down into the upper extremities. One such condition that falls in this category that doctors at ChiroCarolina™ have effectively treated is carpal tunnel syndrome. This whole syndrome can be quite uncomfortable, and until the spine and connective tissues are helped back into their normal positions, the pain usually does not go away.
Possible Causes of neck pain
Neck and arm pain are very common complaints among adults. Some factors that cause neck and arm pain are injuries or trauma, poor posture and overuse. Pain felt by people are either a sharp to a dull ache or radiating pain felt in the shoulder, arms and hand.
One condition related to neck and arm pain that the chiropractors at ChiroCarolina™ have treated effectively is carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients who suffer from this report discomfort and chronic pain. This is often caused by auto accident injuries, postural stress, repetitive motion, sports activities and aging.
To address the discomfort and pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, the doctors at ChiroCarolina™ use precise and gentle therapy that aims to bring back motion to restricted spinal joints and to improve the overall condition of the spine. Aside from gentle adjustments on the spine, chiropractors also use physiotherapy that includes traction and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
The duration of the treatment will depend on how severe the condition is, the age of the patient and the usual activities done by the person. Chiropractors will also look into the patient’s history of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Treatment of neck and arm pain is different for every patient. To know what will work best for you, schedule a visit at ChiroCarolina™ for an evaluation.
Charlotte Chiropractic Treatment
The appropriate arm and neck pain treatment for this type of symptom, in most cases, includes gentle chiropractic adjustments of the spine, along with certain types of physiotherapy including traction and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. The chiropractic adjustments help restore normal spinal motion, while the physiotherapy helps alleviate muscle tightness or spasms. Doctors at ChiroCarolina™ will gauge the duration of treatment depending on the severity of the condition, how often one has had the condition in the past, their age, and normal activity level. The treatment will be customized to the specific patient situation so that it will be the most effective.
If it’s time to improve your quality of life. Visit your trained Charlotte chiropractic professionals, at ChiroCarolina™, for more information and a consultation. ChiroCarolina™ care you can count on.