Neck Pain into the Arm
Cervical radiculopathy, radiating neck pain down into the arm, or what is more commonly called a “pinched nerve”, can be an extremely debilitating condition. Having arthritic changes occur around the bones of the neck, as well as disc bulges in the neck can put pressure on the nerves that leave the cervical spine and travel down into the arm. Therefore, these are two common reasons to have pain that travels from the neck into the arm. Arthritic changes occur over time, but herniated discs can occur following trauma, such as a fall or a motor vehicle accident. Symptoms can range from pain into the arm, to numbness and weakness of the arm.
Common symptoms of cervical radiculopathy are pain in the neck that travels down in to the shoulder and arm, tingling feeling in the arm, numbness in the arm and hand, weakness of the arm and hand.
The Chiropractors at Mountainview Chiropractic Center will assess the neck as well as the surrounding structures to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for the patient.
The practitioners treat cervical radiculopathy by:
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion
- Myofascial release to release adhesions in damaged tissue
- Rehabilitation exercises to find a directional preference of movement loss
- Stretching exercises to provide mobility to the neck and upper extremity
- Postural assessment to explain the importance of reducing these stressors
We have a history of treating patients with neck pain very effectively!
We would love to help you reduce your neck pain!