Arm Pain and Radiculopathy Relief Treatment from Your Chiropractor
Arm pain can come from a number of sources including injury and a condition called radiculopathy, which actually starts in the neck. Fortunately, your chiropractor at Camelback Medical Centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale provides successful, lasting pain relief treatment for the underlying causes of your arm pain.
What is Radiculopathy?
Radiculopathy is a type of arm pain that actually originates in the neck and manifests with the following symptoms:
- Pain shooting from the upper arm to the lower arm, sometimes going all the way to the fingers
- Numbness and tingling in the arm, hands and fingers
- Weakened grip strength
This type of arm pain might sometimes mimic symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It may also be combined with neck pain and headaches. That’s because the root cause radiculopathy of is a pinched nerve in the neck. The nerve might have been pinched due to long-term poor posture, or it might have come after an injury like whiplash. A bulging disc or herniated disc in the neck might also cause the same problem.
Of course there are many other arm pain diagnoses too. Localized injuries, overuse and soft tissue strains and sprains can also cause difficulty. It is important for your chiropractor to do a complete exam to diagnose the underlying causes so you can start the appropriate treatment regimen for lasting relief.
Chiropractic Care Can Resolve Radiculopathy and other Kinds of Arm Pain
After your chiropractor diagnoses your arm pain, whether it’s radiculopathy or something different, you can recover with the right combination of treatment options that may include:
- Chiropractic Care—Correcting spinal subluxations alleviates pressure from pinched nerves to relieve arm pain.
- Spinal Decompression—If a bulging or herniated disc is the reason behind the pinched nerve causing your radiculopathy, non-surgical spinal decompression can rehabilitate and restore the original shape of injured discs to remove pressure from the nerves.
- Massage Therapy—For soft tissue strains, overuse injuries and similar problems, massage can relieve pain, reduce musculoskeletal tensions, improve circulation and increase range of motion.
- Physiotherapy—No matter the injury, we can coach you on specific stretches and exercises that will rehabilitate your movement patterns, improve your posture and help you recover from the injury that led to your arm pain.
Don’t suffer from pain in the arm any longer; talk to your Camelback Medical Centers chiropractor today and get the help you need: