Your Shoulders and Arms are Your Handset “Tools”

The arms, working from the shoulders, are people’s handiest “tools,” – physical extensions of his thoughts – which allow them to reach away from their body, take hold of things, and use them for their survival. Shoulder and arm symptoms can have a number of contributing causes, but the large percentage of cases are caused by misalignment of one or more spinal segments (vertebrae and the discs between them), due to injury to the spine curvatures, occupational stresses, or even improper posture. This then results in a pinched nerve which then causes radiating symptoms to the shoulder and arm.

Precision Movements

The shoulders and arms are usually involved in even the most routine movements. In making a living, or in playing, man uses his shoulders and arms for more practical uses than any other portion of his body. In fact, the movement of the shoulders is as ceaseless as breathing, for it is impossible to breathe without there being a continuous slight motion in the shoulder socket joint which meets the upper arm. The versatility of your upper limbs is due to a series of splendid joints in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers which allow twists, turns, and bends from the shoulders to the fingertips.

The elbow is a smoothly-functioning hinge between the precisely-fitted bone endings of the upper and lower arm. And while the elbow is versatile, the complex known as the shoulder girdle has the greatest range of mobility of all the joints of the body, with the exception of the hands. If your shoulder joint is normal, you can make a complete circle at the shoulder with your arm as well as an infinite variety of other complex manipulations. This freedom of movement is a major difference between the actions of man and four-legged animals. It has given man the ability to reach out and grasp whatever he needs.

Shoulder and Arm Symptoms May Result From Different Ailments

Among the most common conditions involved in shoulder and arm symptoms are neuritis, bursitis, neuralgia, arthritis, radiculitis, circulatory changes, muscular weakness, paralysis (partial or complete), incoordination, and tremors. Even ailments in other parts of the body such as peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity), gall bladder trouble, or even a heart condition, may refer symptoms to shoulders and arms. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is well aware of these and other related possibilities and will look for the underlying causes. Many persons complaining of shoulder and arm symptoms have a condition called bursitis, arising from the bursa-another name for the synovial pouch which lubricates and protects the shoulder joint.

Many times, the first evidence of pending shoulder and arm problems is the presence of symptoms in the neck region, followed by the first onset of symptoms in the shoulder and arm during some simple activity such as putting on a coat or combing the hair.

Misaligned Vertebrae and Discs are Trouble Spots

Shoulder and arm symptoms can have a number of contributing causes, but the large percentage of cases are caused by misalignment of one or more spinal segments (vertebrae and the discs between them), due to injury to the spine curvatures, occupational stresses, or even improper posture. This then results in a pinched nerve which then causes radiating symptoms to the shoulder and arm.

Any of these problems may cause impingement and irritation of the nerves supplying the shoulder, arm, and hand. Pressure and irritation caused by misalignments, or faculty discs, result in inflammation of the nerve root and can cause symptoms which varies from a deep, aching symptoms to a sharp, stabbing symptoms felt in the shoulder and arm complex. Any sudden appearance of this type of symptoms indicates the need for a spine and nerve specialist at once. Thousands who, unfortunately, at first overlooked chiropractic methods, finally found relief from a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Slight Shoulder and Arm Symptoms Can Indicate A Serious Condition

The degree of symptoms may vary from slight and intermittent to excruciating. But don’t be fooled by the degree of symptoms; sometimes a slight symptoms goes along with a serious condition while intense symptoms may be a symptom of nothing more than a temporary muscle spasm caused by a weekend of usual activity.

Normal Nerve Supply is Essential

The basic elements of the shoulder and arm – bone, muscle, and connective tissue – act in perfect rhythm, provided there is a normal supply of another vital element – nerve supply. When the nerve supply is interfered with, either in the spinal column or in the shoulder or arm itself, symptoms and limitation of motion nearly always occur. Sometimes (rarely) the condition corrects itself. More often, however, it gets worse.

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If you have any lasting symptoms in or around your shoulders you should consult one of our doctors. Your examination will probably include an X-ray study as well as necessary nerve and orthopedic tests. If any nerves coming from your spinal cord (through vertebral openings) have been damaged, the skill and experience of our doctors should be utilized for the correction of the underlying cause which is usually overlooked by other doctors.

Our Doctors Can Help Nature Relieve and Heal Shoulder and Arm Symptoms

It should thus be quite apparent that shoulder and arm symptoms may indicate a more serious condition. But whether the problem is related to other parts of the body or not, the symptoms can become very debilitating, as those who suffer from such problems well know. The doctors at Injury Treatment Solutions readily understand the problems involved in a symptomatic shoulder or arm condition. They are eminently better qualified to correct these types of conditions than any other kind of doctor. If nerve interference is the basic or contributing cause of your problem, necessary measures will be instituted to help nature correct and heal the condition.

We will first seek to give you immediate relief from symptoms, but we will need to search out the underlying source of your problem and then correct it. This prevents the need for you to take pills for relief month in and month out.

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