Category: Arm & Shoulder Issues

Killer Exercises For Shoulder & Neck Pain

Exercises for shoulder and neck pain are commonly given in our office. We regularly see people who have developed structural problems in the neck, shoulder and upper back due to long term poor body positions in their daily activities. Much of daily habits cause us to keep our neck bent forward and our head looking… Read more »

Your Workstation Could Be The Cause Of Your Pain!

One of the most common causes of headache, neck and back pain can be your office workstation! Sitting hunched over a computer for countless hours every day causes our bodies to stay in a tight rigid position.   This prolonged posture will cause muscle fatigue which can be the first source of pain. After many weeks… Read more »

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: an often-overlooked auto injury.

Many victims suffer pain, tingling or numbness in the arm or hand after an auto accident. Typically, they think there injury injury to the nerves of the neck. In many instances, these symptoms are not due to a neck injury, but a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). The symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)… Read more »

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: What You Can Do!

Pain, numbness or tingling sensations in an arm can be caused by many different things. One common cause is a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or TOS. This is when the nerves and blood vessels that pass between the first two ribs and clavicle (collar bone become pinched irritated or injured. Thoracic outlet syndrome can… Read more »

Whiplash & Shoulder Pain – North County Chiropractor

1 in 4 Whiplash Injuries Develop Shoulder Pain About 26% of individuals experiencing a whiplash injury from an auto collision develop shoulder pain. Determining the source can be a diagnostic challenge, therefore a detailed and thorough examination is essential. In general, there are four injured structures that can contribute to shoulder pain. In some instance,… Read more »

Hand Numb: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? 3 Self Tests

Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is a buzz word today among many people, especially office workers. There is an assumption that most hand pain or numbness is carpal tunnel. The fact is, not all hand pain is CTS. CTS typically causes a numbness or tingling in the thumb and first… Read more »

Shoulder Pain: The Impingment Syndrome

A Common Cause Of Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is common for many people. One of the most common causes is a condition known as an Impingement Syndrome. This condition occurs when one of the muscle tendons of the rotator cuff is pinched, resulting in inflammation, pain and limited motion. Left untreated, it can develop into… Read more »

Neck Pain & Headaches: The Upper Cross Syndrome

Neck Pain & Headaches: A Common Cause What Is Upper Cross Syndrome? Upper crossed syndrome, also known as “student syndrome” or “corporate syndrome”, is a pattern of tight and weak muscles the body develops based off of one’s postural tendencies. The most common trait for someone with upper crossed syndrome rounded shoulders and the head… Read more »

3 Myths of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Not All Hand Pain Or Numbness Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Many individuals suffer from hand pain or numbness and it is natural to associate this with a carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. In this video, Hazelwood chiropractor, Dr. Martin Schmaltz presents three of the common myths regarding carpal tunnel syndrome. They include: 1. Not all… Read more »

Shoulder Pain After Auto Injury

Shoulder Pain Is Common After Auto Injury It is estimated that over 25% of auto collision victims develop shoulder pain in the days following the impact. In general, there are three causes of shoulder pain due to an auto injury. Direct Trauma Direct trauma is when the shoulder directly strikes something. In a typical rear… Read more »