Your Arm Pain Could be a Neck Problem

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Your Arm Pain Could be a Neck Problem Pain in your hand, wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms and hands each second of the day until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the way. But, getting rid of the pain may be easier than you think. A painful arm as a result of a pinched nerve in your neck very rarely requires surgery. Getting rid of the inflammation, decompressing the nerve, and giving the disc time to heal are all part of a complete plan we use each day to help our patients reduce their symptoms and get their life back. Hand, wrist, and arm pain often starts with a neck problem. When a spinal disc in your neck irritates or presses on a nerve, it can result in arm pain. Just like the power lines that bring electricity to your house, your brain and spinal cord split into individual nerve roots that deliver information to every part of your body. The nerves in your neck are specifically focused on providing strength and sensation to your head and arms. • A bulged or herniated disc in your neck can irritate or compress the nerves that travel to your hands, arms, and shoulders. • A recent study of people with cervical (neck) disc herniation showed improvement in over 86% of those who received chiropractic adjustments. • Improving spinal mobility, decreasing inflammation, and improving your posture may help prevent future episodes of neck and arm pain. If you have previously had problems in the lower back, knees or hips, it may affect the way your neck moves and functions.   Charschan Chiropractic has helped thousands of people with arm pain by evaluating not just the painful area, but everything surrounding it as well.   A holistic chiropractic evaluation will often help us help you best.  Our evaluation includes ranges of motion of the neck and back, balance, and orthopedic tests to determine the cause of your pain.   Using methods such as myofascial release to loosen tight tissues and muscles surrounding the neck, arm, and shoulder as well as the lower back combined with spinal manipulation is both safe and effective. Seeing a chiropractor first is often your safest, fastest and most effective option for care, which can also help you avoid unnecessary testing and medical procedures.  Call us today. References: Symptomatic, Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated With EitherImaging-Guided Indirect Cervical Nerve Root Injections or Spinal Manipulative Therapy. JMPT 2016.