The shoulder is one of the most mobile and frequently used joints in the body. It is also a frequent place in the body for injury and pain. The actual cause of arm pain can be hard to self-diagnose. An obvious injury or event--dislocating while playing sports, pinching a nerve after sleeping in an awkward position, or stress from repetitive use at school/work--means identifying the source is simple. Pain that develops slowly, over time, and without a specific event or accident may require a thorough assessment to determine the source.
While there are a number of possible sources of arm pain, misalignments or subluxations of the vertebrae in the neck and/or of the shoulder/elbow/wrist are responsible for the pain the majority of the time. If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed due to the vertebrae or disc being out of position, the nerve can become irritated and pain can be felt down the entire nerve path. This means that injuries or misalignments to the vertebrae can create pain anywhere along the entire length of the arm. Likewise, misalignment of the joints of the arm could be putting pressure on one or more nerves, creating pain, numbness and tingling or weakness.
If you are experiencing arm pain, call our office today. After an examination, advanced imaging, and review of your medical history, we can understand the root cause of your pain. Using non-invasive and carefully applied adjustments, we can gently re-position your vertebrae and shoulder, elbow and wrist as necessary providing you instant and long-term relief.