San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:
Herniated discs in the neck can put pressure on the nerves that control the arm and hand. And...you may or may not have any neck pain. This is why whenever a patient presents with arm or hand pain at Executive Express Chiropractic...we always check the neck. Radiating arm pain from the neck is called cervical radiculopathy.
It can seem weird sometimes to a patient with throbbing arm pain to have a chiropractor checking out their neck...but that' s where the power supply comes from.
I can' t tell you how many times I have been presented with this scenario in my 17 years as a practicing chiropractor in downtown San Francisco.
So, how do you know it' s a disc herniation?
We don' t for sure unless we get a cervical MRI. And we only order a cervical MRI if the symptoms are really severe or the patient does not respond to traditional chiropractic care. Most of the time the chiropractic fixes the problem.
What if chiropractic care does not help the suspected herniated disc?
Well at Executive Express Chiropractic we offer nonsurgical spinal decompression for the cervical spine with the DRX9000c. The DRX9000c helps to enlarge the disc spaces in the neck and reposition the herniated disc back where it belongs. I know this sounds impossible, but it really does work. It doesn' t work every single time...just most of the time.
Cervical decompression is also very safe. So, even if it doesn' t work it probably wont hurt you. It can make some people sore...but that' s about it...and that' s nice.
So if you live or work in San Francisco...consider Executive Express Chiropractic for nonsurgical solutions for your neck or arm pain. For a complimentary consultation at our SF Embarcadero Center Clinic...call 415-392-2225.