Causes of Arm and Shoulder Pain
When pain manifests itself in your arm and/or shoulder, the cause is often much deeper in your body. Not surprisingly, a main source of pain you feel in your extremities is the neck and mid-back, which transfers itself to your shoulder and arm in a phenomenon known as “referred” pain. Other causes of shoulder and arm pain can include tendonitis, arthritis and inflammation of a group of muscle and tendons known as the rotator cuff.
Whatever the cause of your arm and shoulder pain, it is absolutely essential that you see a medical professional to diagnose it, rather than simply taking pain medication to treat your symptoms. Chiropractors are uniquely positioned to properly diagnose pain in the body, since we look at health with a “whole patient” approach, even if it doesn’t necessarily relate to the spine or neck.
Treatment of Arm and Shoulder Pain
Once your Austin chiropractor determines the cause of your arm and/or shoulder pain, he or she will prescribe you a course of treatment that not only alleviates the pain you’re experiencing, but which addresses the root cause of the pain. If, for example, the pain is referred from your spine or neck, an adjustment may be in order. Alternatively, the best means of treating pain that’s localized can be as simple as rest, ice/heat therapy or even therapeutic exercise.
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