Trapped Nerves, Neck, Shoulder, Elbow & Arm pain
Many people consult us for problems with their neck, shoulder or arm. The symptoms may be coming from the area that hurts or they may be coming from a trapped nerve in the spine instead.
Therefore our first job is to find out where the symptoms are coming from using our extensive knowledge, experience and skill. Our treatment approach, which may include deep massage, stretching, joint release techniques, acupuncture (dry needling), cranial osteopathy, advice and exercises, will then be decided by this.
See below for more.
Shoulders, Necks, Elbows and more
Common causes of neck, shoulder and arm symptoms include muscular imbalances, joint stiffness and tendon problems.
Osteopaths work under the principle that there may be a number of contributing factors to the symptoms and will, therefore, evaluate not only the area which is producing the symptoms but also associated areas that may be contributing to the issue. We also include past trauma, environmental factors such as your occupation your lifestyle, and your family’s health history.
We will assess you to see exactly what has led to the problem and what is maintaining it. We will want to see how much you can move the problem area and which movements, if any, cause pain.
Treatment is tailored to you
Once we know what your problems are we can begin specific treatment to address them. This will include some or all of the following:
- explaining what we think is causing your symptoms
- giving you manual treatment such as physical manipulation, stretching, massage, acupuncture or the very gentle cranial technique.
- showing you some simple exercises, where this would help
- giving you general lifestyle tips
- and specific “do’s and don’ts” for your area of pain
- offering you maintenance treatment if your symptoms are likely to return in the future.
Get on the road to recovery today
Life could be so much easier without your symptoms.
Please ring and book an appointment today.
If you’re not sure if we can help, please ring in or email us about your complaint.