There are many causes to arm pain. Many people with jobs that involve repetitive motion, such as mechanics, assembly line workers, musicians, athletes, clerical workers who use the keyboard for extended periods, and data entry personnel, experience frequent arm pain. Injury and too much stress can be causes, too.
Most arm pain is due to shoulder instability, whether caused by repetitive movement or another reason. Experts agree that evaluating the cause of pain is the best way to address pain. Experts also agree that arm pain, cannot be corrected by medication.
The brain directs the shoulders to move the arms by using the spinal cord and nerve system. The nerves and blood vessels that supply the shoulders, arms, and hands start in the neck and upper back and pass as a bundle betweeen the bones of the neck and upper back and ribs and colarbones near the cervical spine. Pressure on these nerves and blood vessels create symptoms. These symptoms can include lack of normal motion, inflammation, cramping, stiffness, weakness, and swelling in the arm.
Chiropractors work to gently restore motion and to restore proper nerve flow through eliminating any misalignments in vertebrae that affect pressure on the corresponding nerves.