Arm pain is a very general term but, underlying many of the conditions of the upper extremity, is an irritated or frankly pinched nerve root in the neck.
In its acute phase this is probably one of the most disabling conditions faced in a chiropractic clinic. The deep, penetrating ache is relentless and it is difficult to find a position which lessens the numbness and tingling. It is often especially bad at night.
Chronic arm pain or discomfort could be related to an injury or neck misalignment. Examples include tennis elbow, trauma to the arm, arthritis, bruises, pulled muscles, or other conditions. Traumatic injury can create nerve root pressure, resulting in pain.
There are thirty bones, over forty muscles, and fourteen major nerves giving you the ability to use your arm in any way you wish. Arm pain is a warning sign and should not be ignored. Often arm pain is caused by an injury to the area of pain, but it can also be an indication of a more serious underlying problem.
Chiropractic treatment and therapy can be a viable option for arm pain. A chiropractor can investigate and locate any potential interference in your spinal vertebrae that may be causing compression of the nerves.
An examination along with diagnostic testing will be used to determine exactly what is causing your arm pain. Because the causes and seriousness of different conditions are so varied, it is important to pinpoint the cause and begin the most appropriate treatment.