Fighting Extremity Injuries Through Chiropractic
Many people face chronic pain from unresolved shoulder, arm, and hand injuries like bursitis, neuritis, neuralgia, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel, and fibrositis. These injuries can cause long term, recurring pain because the area of injury is weakened.
How do you know something is wrong? When you get pain sensors forcing your attention to the body part in question, the brain is communicating via billions of nerves that extend from the brain through the entire body, branching off to our different organs, muscles, tissues.
In the case of shoulder, arm, or hand pain, it is commonly a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is an intricate network of nerves in the back and neck which can become irritated or inflamed due to trauma, injury, or misalignment of the spine. Injury to the brachial plexus nerves can result in muscle weakness, shoulder or neck stiffness, pain (radiating or pinpointed), numbness, or “pins and needles” nerve sensations. Severe injuries to this region can also result in dizziness, headaches, and limited mobility.
A technique called muscle stripping can be coupled with chiropractic adjustments at our office to effectively treat these injuries and prevent symptoms from returning.
Chiropractic adjustments have been well-documented in correcting shoulder, arm, and hand injuries, but waiting until the need for correction is never the best choice. It is always important to take precautions to prevent injuries from occurring. You can keep your body strong and more resilient to trauma by strengthening weak muscles with exercise, fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to heal itself, and getting regular adjustments to prevent damage to the spine and nervous system.
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