Oftentimes problems in the neck can refer symptoms into the shoulder(s) and/or thoracic spine (mid-back). This can be very frustrating for patients as the source of the problem isn’t where they are feeling symptoms. This can cause one to feel pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness in their shoulders or arms. Another classic pain referral pattern for disc problems in the neck causes one to feel pain in between the shoulder blades.
A thorough history and physical exam can usually lead to a prompt diagnosis which in turn will allow for proper treatment of the condition. The sooner you get treatment started following the onset of symptoms the better the prognosis will be. At Marcum Chiropractic, the providers will perform a thorough history and exam to evaluate your status and symptoms.
Please give Marcum Chiropractic a call when you feel symptoms appear. Remember, the sooner you address the problem the better! We are here for you.