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Hand Pain and the Role of the Neck

Hand pain doctors san francisco 94111We have been providing treatment for hand pain in San Francisco for over 20 years now. During this time we have learned much about the role of the neck when it comes to hand pain and carpal tunnel symptoms.

After-all, the nerves that innervate and control the shoulder, arm, wrist and hand, originate in the neck. The neck is the source of power, energy and life for the upper extremity.

If we were to cut-off the nerve supply from the neck to the hands, the hands would die. If there is diminished nerve supply the hands will malfunction and symptoms will manifest. In order for the hands to function at 100%, they need 100% nerve power. Some of the signs and symptoms of nerve pressure in the neck are as follows:

 

1. Neck Pain

2. Shoulder, Arm, and Elbow Pain

3. Wrist and Hand Pain

4. Numbness and Tingling in the Arms and Hands

5. Weakness of Grip

6. Night Pain

These are also the classic signs and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Yes, the same symptoms result from nerve interference between the neck and had as true CTS, which is the result of pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This is because the median nerve originates in the neck.

Interesting Huh? This is why it is SO important for a doctor to check you from the neck to the fingertips when you have hand pain or any of the other carpal tunnel SYMPTOMS.

There is a subset of chiropractors like us that specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of neck, arm and hand pain. Chiropractic upper extremity experts will incorporate tools such as deep tissue laser therapy, Graston Technique, ART, and upper extremity adjustments, in addition to cervical spine adjustments to remove nerve pressure from the neck to the hands.

Sometimes hand pain will resolve quickly…sometimes it takes a while. It just depends how long your condition has been there and the extent of the damage. One thing for sure…taking pain pills, anti-inflammatory medication such as cortisone injections, and wearing wrist splints, is not going to do much for you if the problem is nerve pressure in the neck from subluxations, bulging or herniated discs, disc degeneration, or muscle spasms.

Physical pressure on nerves (to the hand) requires the removal of the pressure on the nerves or the carpal tunnel symptoms will persist.

If you need help finding a carpal tunnel doctor in your area you can send me an email at ebendavis@yahoo.com and I will try to find a doctor I have trained in your area.

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Carpal Tunnel Doctors please call 415-392-2225. Mention this blog post for a complimentary consultation.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Can a chiropractor help wrist pain?

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Hand pain treatment san francisco Most of the patients we treat at Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. Some do this for up to 12 hours per day.

Well…needless to say, this can be very hard on the body, especially the low back, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands.

The most common condition we treat  at Executive Express is low back pain, then neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and yes…arm and wrist pain.

Many of our chiropractic patients are surprised to learn we can help their  wrist pain…but we can.

At Executive Express Chiropractic we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments (primarily to the neck), extremity adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART), Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, and exercise, to treat wrist pain.

Why treat the neck if the pain is in the hand?

Well…because the nerves that control the arm, wrist, and hand, originate in the neck. Pressure on these nerves can cause pain in the arm and hand.

In fact, what makes our treatment approach for upper extremity disorders so effective is that we check and treat you (if needed) from the neck to the fingertips on both sides. That's right…even if you present with right wrist pain, we are most likely going to work on your left wrist also…because it has probably been working overtime because of your right wrist injury.

And, we will also teach you how to set-up your workstation, the best sleeping postures, and address any nutrition concerns you may have.

Wrist pain can be challenging for most doctors. But when you treat wrist pain and related disorders day in and day out like we do, you get good at it. So sure, most chiropractors work primarily on the spine as that is the center of life, but some also work on the extremities. 

Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains/strains, neck, arm, or hand/wrist pain, all respond favorably to our unique, comprehensive brand of chiropractic.

So, if you live or work near the San Francisco Financial District, give Executive Express Chiropractic a call at 415-392-2225. Ask for a complimentary wrist pain consultation and mention this blog post. We would love to meet you.

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Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Starting the New Year with Back Pain? Executive Express Chiropractic can Help

San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:

U11370607[1] I have been practicing chiropractic in the San Francisco Financial District for 17 years now. Every year,  January is usually our busiest month…just like health clubs and other services that have to do with regaining ones health.

It makes sense…the New Year offers us the opportunity to make a fresh start and work on problems we have been putting off…like chronic back and neck pain…or losing weight…or getting in shape…or back into sports.

Heck…they all go hand in. It's hard to workout with back pain…and it can be hard to lose weight if you can't workout. This is why fixing chronic back or neck pain is usually pretty high on the list come the New Year.

Well…we know this and we stand ready at Executive Express Chiropractic at the SF Embarcadero Center. We make it easy to get rid of your back pain with our no appointment, no waiting, no hassles policy.

That's right…you can just walk-in any time during open hours (M-F 9-6 & Sat 9-1) and be seen in a jiffy. Sure, it's probably a good idea to make an appointment for your first visit…because you can save time by filling out our secure online intake form, which will save you even more time and allow our doctors to check out your health information before your appointment. We can also check your insurance benefits before you come.

So beat the rush…give Executive Express Chiropractic a call today at 415-392-2225…and start the New Year off right…with a healthy back. 

Because You Just Can't Afford To Be In Pain!

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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