Tag: neck pain

Your Arm Pain Could be a Neck Problem

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 Read More »

Are spin classes bad for your hearing and your back, or are the concerns overblown?

Are spin classes bad for your hearing and your back, or are the concerns overblown? Many of our patients love going to spin classes.  Spin raises your heart rate and can offer a first rate aerobic workout.  Since it is done in a classroom, it can also offer a competitive experience as you try to keep up with what the class is doing. Spin can also damage your hearing, if the leader has the music set too loud so it may be a good idea to wear inexpensive ear filters to remove harmful frequencies while allowing you to hear what Read More »

Shoulder and neck pain due to cycling; great advice from Cycling Weekly.

Shoulder and neck pain due to cycling; great advice from Cycling Weekly. Soon the warmer weather will be here and cyclists will be on the roads. The postures assumed by cycling can cause shoulder and neck pain.   What can you do to relieve or prevent neck and shoulder pain due to the hunched over postures required of cycling while your neck is extended to see the road? Seeing a chiropractor can be quite helpful. If your lower body is tight, you are likely to get neck and shoulder pain, and you may have no idea of the problems elsewhere Read More »

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain.

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain. The effectiveness of chiropractic for back pain has been documented and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients also visit chiropractors for many other musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, headaches,  shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, sports injuries and even plantar fasciitis. The healthcare system has often treated many of our complaints as if they are separate and distinct conditions.  If you have a symptom,  there is a specialist for every body part or system. Unlike the medical approach that relies on primary Read More »

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »