Swansea Body Kinetics – Osteopath Swansea

Shoulder, Neck & Arm Pain

Who Suffers Shoulder, Neck & Arm Pain?

If you struggle with shoulder, neck and arm pain you are not alone, these problems are very common amongst all ages of society. In the 2013 Annual Sickness Report more days of work were lost due to back, neck and muscle pain than any other cause!
What could be behind my pain?

Shoulder, neck and arm problems often go hand in hand with one another. Problems with your neck can cause compensation throughout your upper body and result in symptoms in your shoulder, elbow and wrist for example. So even though you might have pain in your hand, it may be that your neck is the culprit…or the other way around!
There are many initial causes for shoulder, neck and arm pain –whiplash injuries, arthritis, disc problems, long hours spent at a desk, increased stress, and/or repetitive movements, to name but a few! These can lead to:

  • Muscular tightness that can cause headaches and migraines.
  • Compression of the nerves that supply the arms causing problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers elbow and tennis elbow.
  • Postural problems and repetitive strain injuries.

How can osteopathy help?

Osteopathic treatment is specific to your body as an individual and aims to deal with the specific origin of your pain rather than just covering up the symptoms. After I have determined the root cause of your problem I will use a variety of techniques that aim to resolve the initial cause and any other factors that may be maintaining your symptoms.
Manipulation, massage and articulation (gentle movement) of the joints will be used in order to release restrictions, decrease excessive muscular tightness or spasm and encourage good movement and function of the joints involved. This promotes the healing and health of the problematic area through ensuring adequate blood supply, drainage and movement.
So if you are battling against shoulder, neck, arm, wrist or hand pain give me a call and find out just how much osteopathy can help.

Shoulder, Neck & Arm Pain 17th March 2015