San Francisco Chiropractor and Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:
Yesterday, we discussed Back, Neck And Wrist Pain, and how all these symptoms can be connected. In fact, this is exactly what we find at our Financial District Back & Wrist Pain Center with most chronic cases. Sure, a patient can have life long low back pain, then they sprain their wrist skiing...in this situation they are not connected.
But...as the wrist heals from the injury, the patient often times will compensate by using the other hand more, putting stresses on the other side of the body, that it's simply not used to. This can cause problems up in the neck...and even aggravate the chronic lumbar condition...it's a chain reaction.
Look what happens to someone that breaks a leg or has knee surgery and ends up using crutches for a while. All the sudden they have neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, and wrist pain. And, in some cases these symptoms persist even after the crutches get put in the closet.
This is why it's SO important to see a chiropractor on a regular basis...especially one that can adjust your back, neck, and wrists...not all of them can.
Most of my friends are chiropractors and there are some that are just not comfortable adjusting shoulders, elbows, wrists, thumbs, or fingers. It's a specialty. But there are plenty out there that can.