the most common conditions involved in shoulder and arm pain
are tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, radiculitis (pain going
from your neck to the shoulder), and muscular weakness. Even
ailments in other parts of the body such as peritonitis (inflammation
of the lining of the abdominal cavity), gall bladder trouble,
or even a heart condition, may refer pain to shoulders and
arms. Dr. Cady is well aware of these and other related possibilities
and will look for the underlying causes.
Many persons complaining of shoulder and arm pain have
a condition called bursitis, arising from the bursa-another
name for the synovival pouch which lubricates and protects
the shoulder joint.
times, the first evidence of pending shoulder and arm problems
is the presence of pain in the neck region, followed by
the first onset of pain in the shoulder and arm during some
simple activity such as putting on a coat of combing the
Cady can detect and treat shoulder problems to get you out
of pain quickly.
The shoulders and arms are usually involved in even the
most routine movements. In making a living, or in playing,
man uses his shoulders and arms for more practical uses
than any other portion of his body. In fact, the movement
of the shoulders is as ceaseless as breathing, for it is
impossible to breathe without there being a continuous slight
motion in the shoulder socket joint which meets the upper
arm. The versatility of your upper limbs is due to a series
of splendid joints in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and
fingers which allow twists, turns, and bends from the shoulders
to the fingertips. The shoulder girdle has the greatest
range of mobility of all the joints of the body, and has
a tendency to become injured easily.
If your shoulder joint is normal, you can make a complete
circle at the shoulder with your arm as well as an infinite
variety of other complex manipulations. This freedom of
movement is a major difference between the actions of man
and four-legged animals. It has given man the ability to
reach out and grasp whatever he needs.
vertebrae and disc problems complicate shoulder pain:
and arm pain can have a number of contributing causes, but
a large percentage of cases are from misalignment of one
or more spinal segments (vertebrae and the discs between
them), due to injury to the spine curvatures, occupational
stresses, or even improper posture. This then results in
a pinched nerve which then causes radiating pain to the
shoulder and arm. Any
of these problems may cause impingement and irritation of
the nerves supplying the shoulder, arm, and hand.
Pressure and irritation caused by misalignments, or faculty
discs, result in inflammation of the nerve root and can
cause pain which varies from a deep, aching pain to a sharp,
stabbing pain felt in the shoulder and arm complex.
sudden appearance of this type of pain indicates the need
for a spine and nerve specialist at once. Thousands of patients
who overlooked chiropractic care finally found relief from
a Doctor of Chiropractic.
slight shoulder or arm pain can indicate a more serious problem:
The degree of pain may
vary from slight and intermittent to excruciation. But don't
be fooled by the degree of pain; sometimes a slight pain
goes along with a serious condition while intense pain may
be a symptom of nothing more than a temporary muscle spasm
caused by a weekend of usual activity.
us today at 408-739-2273 for an appointment!
you have any lasting pain in or around your shoulders you
should consult our office. Your examination will possibly
include an X-ray study as well as necessary nerve and orthopedic
any nerves coming from your spinal cord (through vertebral
openings) have been damaged, the skill and experience of
Dr. Cady should be utilized for the correction of the underlying
cause which is usually overlooked by other doctors. Dr.
Cady can help to relive the pain in your arm and shoulder:
It should thus
be quite apparent that shoulder and arm pain may indicate
a more serious condition. But whether the problem is related
to other parts of the body or not, the pain can become very
debilitating, as those who suffer from such problems well
Dr. Cady readily
understands the problems involved in a painful shoulder
or arm condition. He is better qualified to correct these
types of conditions than any other kind of doctor. If nerve
interference is the basic or contributing cause of your
problem, necessary measures will be taken to help correct
and heal the condition.
will first seek to give you immediate relief from pain,
but education and experience always cause us to search out
the underlying source of your problem and then correct it.
This prevents the need for you to take pain pills for relief
month in and month out.