7 months of shoulder and arm pain

Do movements of the neck affect the pulse in your wrist?

Do movements of the neck affect the pulse in your wrist?

So for the job that I work I have to hold a 2 pound heat gun over my head and go up and down to my waist all day every day. I have worked there for seven years then began to have what felt like tendinitis in my arm and I thought I had carpel tunnel at that point too.

I went to the doctor through Worker's Comp. and they had me start doing occupational therapy; for some reason I did that for eight weeks and it didn't help anything. Then they sent me to a specialist and he referred me to physical therapy for four weeks. That just made it worse.

I begged my doctor through Worker's Comp. for an MRI on my shoulder and they wouldn't give me one so they sent me to a chiropractor. The chiropractor thinks it is my rotator cuff and she thinks that she can help me.

I am seriously hoping this will help because it has gone on for seven or eight months of unbelievable pain. I'm wondering if the chiropractor will help me or if I need surgery? Back before I went to occupational therapy they gave me a Cortisone shot in my elbow. Someone please give me some insight.

Tell me exactly where it hurts, and which movements provoke the pain. Do you have neck pain, and do movements of your cervical spine provoke the agony in your arm?

Has anyone tested the pulse in your wrist? Ask your chiropractor to do Adson's test.

Dr B



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Reply to dr. B about pain in the arm
by: Gerri Bo

Yes, when the doctor stretched my arm out and I turned my head my pulse slowed way down. They did an X-ray to see if something was blocking it; I do not trust that hospital one but they have a very bad name. I have n cal (what's this?) pain all the time the chiropractor has been aligning me and working on my muscles for my rotator cuff.

It sounds, Gerri, like you have a thoracic outlet syndrome. I can be caused by a cervical rib which would have been seen on x-ray, but far more likely by a first rib fixation which wouldn't be seen.

That sets up a scalene muscles spasm pinching both the artery and nerves; your chiropractor will find and fix it.

Dr B



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