Shoulder, Arm & Hand Problems
Many Names for Shoulder Problems
Neuritis, bursitis, neuralgia, rheumatism, frozen shoulder, fibrositis, sprains, strains, “poor circulation” and rotator cuff problems are some of the terms used to describe neck, shoulder and arm conditions.
What controls your shoulders, arms and hands? The brain “talks” with the rest of your body through a vast communications system made up of nerves called the nervous system. Billions of nerves extend from your brain as a large bundle called the spinal cord, travel down your back inside your spinal column and exit between your spinal bones to go to nearly every part of your body.
Symptoms & Other Conditions
People sometimes blame their joint or organ problems on “old age” even though they have many other joints and organs that are just as old that have no problems. Irritation to the nerves would be a more accurate analysis.
The nerves may be irritated as they exit the spinal column. The may occur when the spinal bones in the neck or upper back are misaligned and damage the very nerves they are suppose to protect. This is also called a subluxation.
What causes the spinal bones to misalign? Nearly any injury or “trauma” could do it. Old injuries such as childhood falls, sports mishaps, car accidents and sleeping in an awkward position could damage the spine. Even birth stress could cause spinal nerve damage that can affect the arms, shoulders and hands.
Depending on where the subluxation is located there can be different symptoms you may be experiencing. There may be muscle weakness, neck pain or stiffness with or without pain that “radiates” to the shoulder, arm, wrist, hand or fingers. Sometimes there is no neck pain but pain, numbness and tingling.
Because of the complicated way nerves interrelate, headache; migraine; facial pain; dizziness; limited, painful or stiff motion of the head and neck; throat conditions; nasal problems and even low back pain have been reported as a result of a subluxation to the neck area. Even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is now common and associated with subluxation to the neck or cervical area.
The Chiropractic Approach
Dr Ram Parikh, Doctor of Chiropractic, approaches the shoulders, arms and hands problems by a complete and thorough examination, x-rays and other instruments. Dr. Parikh will analyze your body structure to locate and correct a serious nerve-damaging structural condition called the subluxation.
Dr. Parikh is specially trained to locate and correct the subluxations. Unless corrected, subluxations in your body can cause or contribute to many health conditions and prevent or interfere with the normal healing process.
After your subluxations have been located, he will “adjust” or correct them. This will release structural and nerve pressure and help restore the healthy flow of nerve impulses between your brain and your body parts and help rebalance your system.
Many of the problems caused by an unhealthy body structure can be corrected and more serious problems prevented by having your and your family’s bodies checked on a periodic basis.
An ancient Chinese health saying is: “If people paid attention to their little health problems, they wouldn’t have big health problems.”