Pain in your hand,
wrist, or arm can be frustrating. You don’t realize how much you use your arms
and hands each second of the day until pain, numbness, or tingling gets in the
way. But, getting rid of the pain may be easier than you think.
Hand, wrist, and
arm pain often starts with a neck problem. When a spinal disc in your neck
irritates or presses on a nerve, it can result in arm pain. Just like the power
lines that bring electricity to your house, your brain and spinal cord split
into individual nerve roots that deliver information to every part of your
body. The nerves in your neck are specifically focused on providing strength
and sensation to your head and arms.
- A bulged or herniated disc in your
neck can irritate or compress the nerves that travel to your hands, arms, and
- A recent study of people with
cervical (neck) disc herniation showed improvement in over 86% of those who
received chiropractic adjustments.
- Improving spinal mobility,
decreasing inflammation, and improving your posture may help prevent future
episodes of neck and arm pain.
A painful arm as a
result of a pinched nerve in your neck very rarely requires surgery. Getting rid
of the inflammation, decompressing the nerve, and giving the disc time to heal
are all part of a complete plan we use each day to help our patients reduce
their symptoms and get their life back.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A
Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and
Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated With Either Imaging-Guided Indirect Cervical Nerve
Root Injections or Spinal Manipulative Therapy. JMPT 2016
At Waverley Chiropractic Centre we want to encourage people to take control of their health, regardless of age, by making chiropractic part of their spinal healthcare regime.
Australians aged 65 and over make up 15% of the population and the Australian Institute of Health
and Welfare estimates that this will increase to 22% by 2065, putting
additional strain on the government to provide care for older Australians.
Australians reported back pain in 2015 alone. Back pain can have a damaging
effect on a person’s quality of life by affecting their ability to participate
at work, in social activities and sports.
So here at Waverley Chiropractic we are encouraging Australians to get Ready For Life by ensuring their posture is correct, they are living active lifestyles and seeking chiropractic care where necessary.
One way to help you be Ready for Life and improve your spinal health
is to get a check-up from your local ACA chiropractor. Chiropractors can also be seen as a preventative healthcare option by offering advice and assistance in making
appropriate lifestyle choices and therefore reducing the risk of spinal health
issues arising in the first place.
care is not a one size fits all healthcare option. Chiropractors carefully
assess each patient individually and tailor their care accordingly. By using a
variety of non-surgical techniques, such as specific spinal adjustments, manual
therapy and low-force intervention, chiropractors offer a drug-free, hands-on
approach to spinal healthcare.
It is important to take preventative measures when it comes to
spinal health and if you are experiencing pain, it is not advisable to ignore
this. Get advice from your local ACA chiropractor as early as possible.