ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM ARM AND SHOULDER PAIN IN PETERBOROUGH?
Dr. Doug Lukinuk (Dr. Doug) at PTBO Chiro, is well known for helping the residents of Peterborough deal with back and neck pain but did you know that chiropractic care can be extremely helpful in treating the pain associated with the shoulder and arm? About 75% of the population will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives with more women than men reporting regular shoulder pain. Studies also showed that the severity of shoulder pain increased with age – getting worse between the ages of 50-56.
While shoulder and arm pain are common, it’s not normal and should be treated. Many of these issues can be linked to a group of nerves, called the Brachial Plexus. These nerves run from the lower neck through to the upper shoulder area and allow the shoulder, arm and hand to move and feel. Problems with the neck, back and arm can also affect the shoulder.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SHOULDER AND ISSUES?
Many people don’t realize that the shoulder is a complex structure which includes several joints that combined with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm – this range of motion allows you to do everything from scratch your back to throw a ball. Symptoms such as pain, reduced movement, loss of strength or numbness and tingling can occur in the shoulder and down the arm. Injury and repetitive stress can cause pain and lack of mobility throughout the shoulder and arm.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF SHOULDER AND ARM PAIN?
Shoulder pain can have many causes – a fall or injury or perhaps you have overdone a household chore like shovelling snow. Shoulder and arm pain may also be due to underlying conditions like Arthritis, Bursitis/Tendinitis, Pinched Nerves, Frozen Shoulder and Rotator Cuff abnormalities. As with most conditions, it’s important to get prompt treatment. If your pain lasts for more than a couple of days, it’s time to seek help. Dr. Doug and the staff at our Peterborough Clinic will see you immediately through our New Patient Special and Same Day Exam and Treatment program.
HOW DO WE TREAT SHOULDER AND ARM PAIN?
Utilizing the State-of-the-art diagnostic tools at our Peterborough Clinic such as Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and most importantly, a Hands-On exam by Dr. Doug, to develop your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include manual adjustments, hot/cold compresses, massage and lifestyle recommendations. It’s time to feel better and stop suffering needlessly. Contact Us today and start the healing.