Shoulder/ upper back pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, & carpal tunnel; What is the connection?
Besides being really painful, annoying, and disruptive to our work, exercise, and everyday lives, all of these concerns have a common connection.
The connection (pun intended) is the source where they all begin; the nerves that originate in your brain and run through your cervical spine (neck), exit out from your lower cervicals (C4-C7), and run down through your upper back, shoulder, elbow, and wrist.
These nerves carry vital information from your brain to your shoulder, upper back, elbow, wrist, hand, etc., and back to your brain. But when your nerve supply is disrupted by Neuro-Structural shifts in your spine, secondary conditions appear, such as neck/ shoulder pain, elbow problems, wrist issues, and carpal tunnel complaints.
This is why many of you have come to us after doing rounds of physical therapy, massage, or conventional chiropractic and found that they only provided temporary relief. When your primary condition, A Neuro-Structural Shift, isn’t first resolved, your secondary issues never heal, and strengthening or massaging your muscles only temporarily reduces your symptoms. I’m not saying these modalities are not beneficial, but first, your foundation needs to be normalized before any secondary condition can truly heal in the long run.
Now you can see why at Platinum Chiropractic, we focus on Neuro-Structural Correction. When your structure is normalized, and your nerve functions are restored, your secondary issues can actually heal and get better. Combining our care with stretching and strengthening complements a comprehensive approach to bring you the best results.