Posts Tagged ‘pinched nerve in shoulder’
One of the most common complaints that I see new patients for in my San Diego Chiropractic office is pain between the shoulder blades. Pain between the shoulder blades is common both with people who perform sedentary work – such as computer work as well as with people who are more active.
The area between the shoulder blades is complex. Most of the nerves that control the muscles in this area come from the neck and all of the muscles that are between the shoulder blades attach to the spine of the neck and upper back. This anatomic arrangement makes the area between the shoulder blades susceptible to poor posture such as head forward and rounded shoulder postures. Since the nerves that control the muscles in the area between the shoulder blades come from the neck, pinched nerves in the neck will also affect this area. Lastly, the muscles that lie between the shoulder blades are stabilizers and movers of the shoulders.
Considering all the responsibilities and potential stresses that the area between the shoulder blades has, it is a wonder that it isn’t more problematic than it already is! Shoulder blade pain is no different than any other joint / muscle pain in that it follows the same pattern. Initially a joint, muscle or nerve is irritated. The irritation leads to inflammation and the inflammation causes pain and muscle spasm. Pain and muscle spasms between the shoulder blades can cause nagging, achy pain that is punctuated by sharp pains that come with specific movements or activities.
Chiropractic treatment helps relieve pain between the shoulder blades by restoring normal joint motion and reducing inflammation. Typical chiropractic treatment includes chiropractic adjustments, E stim, ultrasound and specific stretches and ice applications to be done at home.
If you are suffering from pain between the shoulder blades and need relief call our San Diego chiropractic office today at (619) 280-0554. We would be happy to help you.
Dr. Steve Jones
10393 San Diego Mission Rd, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92108
What is a pinched nerve? If you have had a pinched nerve you know the answer.
My San Diego chiropractic clinic stays busy treating patient’s suffering from pinched nerves. A pinched nerve is a painful condition that usually involves compression of a nerve by a misaligned joint, swollen or spasmed muscles and sometimes herniated discs.
Pinched nerve symptoms almost always involves pain local to the origin of the nerve (usually near the spine) and pain that travels down the arm, leg (sciatica) or around the rib cage. The pain that travels with a pinched nerve is known as radiating pain.
Common areas for pinched nerve that I see here in my office are as follows:
1) Pinched nerve in neck
2) Pinched nerve in back
3) Pincher nerve in shoulder
Pinched nerve treatment always revolves around relieving pressure from the nerve. Chiropractic care is especially effective in treating pinched nerves because most pinched nerves are caused by irritated and inflamed joints putting pressure on the nerve. Since chiropractic treatment focuses on the health of the joints it is very effective at relieving joint pressure.
In addition to chiropractic care, patients are encouraged to avoid any activities that aggravate the pain and to apply ice packs to the area where the nerve is being pinched – not where the pain is traveling. This is known as treating the source not the symptom and it is the only way to cure a pinched nerve.
Yours in Good Health,
Dr. Steve Jones
10393 San Diego Mission Road Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92108