Tag: shoulder pain

Thumb and wrist pain; Why you should see a chiropractor first.

Thumb and wrist pain; Why you should see a chiropractor first. If you have thumb and wrist pain, you may have tried wrist splints, injections or other methods to relieve the pain. Is the pain from arthritis?  Conventional wisdom suggests that is likely.  If you understand wrist, elbow and thumb pain, you may find out that the symptom is thumb and wrist pain, but the problem is actually resulting from the pelvis, and how it affects shoulder function. How can shoulder and hip problems cause your wrist and thumb to ache? The answer has to do with the fascial system, 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 »

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common?

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common? This is a story of two patients who developed chronic neck and shoulder pain, but had no idea why their problems worsened after having conventional treatments.  One said her problem worsened after a massage.  The other had a number of treatments that should have worked but didn’t resolve her problem.  What did they have in common other than neck pain? Patient #1 Her description; My neck has been painful on and off for the past few years.  My regular doctor was Read More »

Shoulder pain when weight training: how to avoid injury while improving your body strength, courtesy of Men’s health

Shoulder pain when weight training: how to avoid injury while improving your body strength, courtesy of Men’s health Weight training is a popular sport, and with it comes shoulder pain.  Is it the repetition, or the form or a combination of both that makes our shoulders ache? One can argue that form plays a large role in whether you develop pain in the shoulder while lifting heavier weights.  On the other hand, without a properly functioning core, good symmetry in the legs and hips and good strength in the intrinsic muscles in the feet and calves, upper back and shoulder Read More »