Our shoulders and arms stay busy all day long. As one of the most mobile joints in the body, the shoulder assists us with a myriad of tasks each day. Because of the high level of use, it is common for pain issues to arise in the arms. At Greenacres Chiropractic Clinic, serving Spokane Valley, WA, we can help pinpoint the root of arm pain and help you find relief. Keep reading to learn more.
What Causes Arm and Shoulder Pain?
There are a few common causes of arm and shoulder pain which our chiropractor can help you address:
- Arthritis: This is the degeneration of the cartilage in joints. This cartilage is intended to protect the bones of the joint. When it breaks down, it can cause pain.
- Misalignment of the Spine: Misalignment of the spine will disrupt the blood flow to all parts of the body, including the arms.
- Bursitis: This is an inflammation of the fluid filled sac called a bursa. The bursa protects the joints so that easy movement is possible.
- Weak Shoulder Muscles
- Rotator Cuff Issues: Issues with the rotator cuff can cause much pain and discomfort in the arms and shoulder.
The symptoms of arm pain vary from person to person. However, symptoms can include pain in the shoulder, tingling in the arm, arm numbness, or a sense of weakness in the arm.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractor will be able to evaluate your pain issues and pinpoint the root of the pain and discomfort in your arm or shoulder. Once the cause of your pain is determined, our doctor can then develop a treatment plan that will help your body heal the root cause of pain.
This differs greatly from traditional medicine, which only seeks to treat the symptoms of an issue. Often this is done with strong pain killers which have harsh side effects. For those who are wanting to avoid medication, chiropractic care offers a great alternative.
Our chiropractor will use a variety of treatments to address your shoulder or arm pain. These treatments can include spinal adjustment. When the spine is misaligned, it will decrease the amount of blood and oxygen flowing throughout the body. This can make it difficult for injuries to heal and can decrease the functionality of the joints.
To learn more about our services, contact our chiropractor at Greenacres Chiropractic Clinic, serving Spokane Valley, WA. We will be happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today at 509-926-1551.