Shoulder pain, arm pain, wrist and hands (carpel tunnel)The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and for good reason. It allows us the mobility to achieve our everyday tasks. With this increased mobility however, comes increased instability. Often shoulder problems don’t actually originate in the shoulder but higher up in the neck. All the nerves that innervate the shoulder are supplied from the neck and hence any neck problems can manifest not only in neck complaints but also shoulder complaints. Most of the time it is multifactorial and there isn’t one issue leading to a shoulder complaint. There could be neck mobility issues, neck postural issues. There may have been some physical trauma that has exacerbated an existing neck problem such as in contact sports.

Often Problems all the way from the shoulder to the arm to the wrist and hands are derived from the neck along what is called the kinematic chain. Even well-known issues such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome can originate in the neck. For example carpal tunnel syndrome – This is a complaint related to the median nerve that enters the hand through what is called the flexor retinaculum. This is a thick ligament around the end of the forearm that is often blamed for the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. If the symptoms are bad enough and persist, this ligament is often cut in a surgical procedure to relieve the perceived pressure of this ligament on the median nerve.  Unfortunately, often this is not the cause of the symptoms. The cause of the pressure on the median nerve can occur anywhere in the kinematic chain all the way to the neck and is often derived from the neck.

Chiropractic Care

  • Disc Injury

    Disc injuries relate to the intervertebral disc between the vertebrae in the spine. There are a total of 24 vertebrae in a normal human spine. The most common areas for disc injuries to occur are in the lumbar spine

  • Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is the most common pain experienced. Up to 80% of people will experience lower back pain in their lives at one time or another…

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can be a serious condition and in rare cases can require surgery…

  • Arthritis and Joint Problems

    Arthritis is a condition which results in degeneration of the joints. There are a number of types of arthritis….

  • Neck Pain

    Neck pain, after lower back pain is probably the next most common problem with the spine…

  • Shoulder Pain, Arm Pain, Wrist and hands (Carpal Tunnel)

    The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and for good reason. It allows us the mobility to achieve our everyday tasks…

  • Headaches and Migraines

    Headaches are multifactorial, meaning there are many causes. Chiropractic can help with headaches that are caused from…

  • Pins and Needles, and Numbness

    Numbness is characterised by an area of the body that has lost sensation….

  • Chiropractic For Children

    It is important to maintain children’s spines as they grow and develop. From the day a baby is born there is stress on the spine….

  • Pregnancy

    Chiropractic Care can be quite helpful during all stages of pregnancy.




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