NECK & ARM PAIN
What is it?
Aches and pains in the arms and neck can be caused by a multitude of conditions ranging from pulled muscles and the infamous “tennis elbow” to much more severe conditions. Neck pain especially can be associated with countless symptoms and conditions. It is important to seek medical advice if you are experiencing prolonged pain in your neck- Don’t just assume it will go away on its own! There are many non-invasive treatment options for pain in the neck, elbow, shoulders, hands and wrists.
Neck pain is rarely isolated, and is most commonly felt in conjunction with back, shoulder and head pain. Arm pain can be felt from your shoulder blades all the way through to your fingertips, and can be associated with a wide range of conditions, including whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, and nerve damage. The Cox® Technic is highly effective for treating neck pain, and treatments for arm pain vary depending on the source of the pain.
Dr. Taillefer will perform a thorough clinical examination of the affected areas, which may include imaging. This examination is a crucial first step to properly diagnosing your conditions and developing an effective treatment plan.
In-office care can quicken your recovery and drastically increase your mobility. At Motion4Life we use Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to:
- Widen the canal space.
- Drop the intradiscal pressure.
- Increase the disc height to relieve pain.
Many patients describe the Cox® Technic as “pulling you apart” in a way that relieves pain and minimizes discomfort. The goal of the Cox® Technic is to reduce irritation of your spinal elements, which reduces pain and assists you in getting your quality of life back. If you are experiencing intense pain, a gentler side-lying Cox® Technic can be used throughout your treatment until your pain has been reduced enough to perform it the traditional way.
The way you take care of yourself at home can have a tremendous impact on the effectiveness of your in-office treatments. Here are some simple recommendations for you to follow at home to complement our treatments:
- Consider nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage only after having discussed with a medical professional whether these supplements are right for you.
- Do exercises that rebuild spinal strength.
- Avoid sitting for extended time periods.
- Sleep on a supportive mattress.
- Sit in an ergonomically designed chair.
- Make adjustments in your daily activities and routine as needed
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