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How To Treat A Pinched Nerve In Shoulder

How To Treat A Pinched Nerve In Shoulder

Having shoulder pains doesn't always mean you have a pinched nerve in the shoulder so it's important to find out other possibilities. There are many possible causes. Here you are likely to find an explanation to the problem.

My name is Dirk Laubscher and I've been a physical therapist for over the last ten years and working hardly for the last strait six. Today I'm going to talk to you guys about the causes and the management of back pain. How to create a pinched nerve in the shoulder, from my experience it's usually not a nerve that gets pinched in the shoulder.

If you look at the shoulder, if you look at the head of it where it goes into the socket, there are a few structured tendons, vertical tendons that run sort of underneath a little cup at the ball and sometimes what happens is when you move the shoulder, especially this movement, it gets, it impinges actual tendons running through that little pathway which gives you a really bad pain. Sometimes, here the front, well, mainly in the front, sometimes you have it and sometimes you don't. And the main reason of that is usually instability in the shoulder blade muscles.

Okay now, the blades are on the back of the shoulder, runs around your ribcage and there's a certain rhythm that when you lift your arm up that it works together with actual shoulder joints. Okay, and when that rhythm is disturbed, again can cause the head of your upper arm to be driven up and pinching those tendons. If you do feel any other pain in the shoulder, again I don't think it's a pinched nerve, but it can be coming from your neck.

Most cases it will be coming from your neck. Where you may have a disk lesion in your neck and it's causing pressure on the nerve as it comes out of the neck. Which gives you the third pain into your shoulder or into your arm, it could be anywhere really, okay, so just make sure.

Again there is treatment for that. A good therapist would be able to distinguish whether it's coming from the shoulder or if it's coming from your neck. .