Radiating Arm Pain and Chiropractic Care
If you are feeling radiating pain in your arm, it can be extremely stressful and concerning. This pain may start off by loss of sensation, tingling, or numbness in the arm. This pain should be thoroughly explored by your medical doctor or chiropractic physician. The physician can determine the most likely cause and how to treat.
Causes of Radiating Arm Pain
A variety of injuries or traumas can cause radiating arm pain (shooting arm pain), such as:
- Acute Neck, Shoulder, or Arm Injury
- Neck Sprain
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Broken Arm
- Joint Inflammation
- Carpal Tunnel
- Cervical Herniate Disc
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Nerve Damage
- Pinched Cervical Nerves
Shoulder, arm, and hand pain may be linked to a group of nerves called the brachial plexus. These nerves run from the lower neck to the upper shoulder area. Nerve damage to this region can cause:
- Loss of Mobility
- Loss of Sensation
This region can be treated by chiropractic methods or prescription treatments. Prescription medications do carry a risk of addiction as well as treating only the side effects and not the cause of the pain.
Chiropractic Care for Radiating Arm Pain
Chiropractic care is a non medication approach for those who are suffering from radiating arm pain.
The first step is examination. MRI or X-Rays may be ordered. The treatment usually involves physical therapy modalities, chiropractic adjustments and gentle stretching (decompression) of the neck. Patients will be reevaluated once the initial treatment plan is completed and given next steps.
At our office, our team will develop a plan that involves your diet and your exercise routine in order to treat the patient’s whole body. The chiropractic plan is a whole-life approach that can determine what you are doing that could be contributing to your pain and discomfort. Having a customized plan is necessary to get individualized results that can truly provide relief from chronic pain.
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