Pinched Nerve Shoulder Treatment in West Bloomfield, MI
Shoulder pain can develop for a variety of reasons, but one common cause of shoulder pain is a pinched nerve in the vertebrae of the neck.
A pinched nerve is one that’s irritated or inflamed, and because nerves extend from the spinal cord and the brain, they send warnings signs – such as shoulder pain – that shouldn’t be ignored.
Sometimes nerve damage is irreversible if left untreated. The good news is that when diagnosed early, a pinched nerve can be reversed with chiropractic care. And so, it’s crucial to seek out a chiropractor at any signs of shoulder pain.
What is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched or compressed nerve occurs when a nerve becomes caught between ligaments, tendons, cartilage or bones. With too much pressure on the nerve, it becomes inflamed or irritated, resulting in common disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome.
A pinched nerve in the cervical spine, which is the seven vertebrae that run from the base of the skull down the neck, will radiate through the shoulder, down the arm and sometimes into the fingers.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Symptoms of a pinched nerve include sharp, aching or burning pain in the area affected such as the shoulder; tingling or a feeling of pins and needles; weakness in the affected area; feeling that the foot or hand that is fed by the affected nerve has fallen asleep.
Treatment of a Pinched Nerve
Chiropractors are trained in nervous system problems, and so pinched nerve shoulder treatment will include chiropractic care. Your chiropractor will examine the spine to determine any misaligned vertebrae, and then apply spinal manipulations or adjustments to gently put the vertebra in the neck back into proper position. Once any nerve impingement is alleviated, the pain and other symptoms will be alleviated.
Chiropractic helps your nervous system for improved wellness and a better quality of life. Why not let us help you by calling and making an appointment?