Can a Pinched Nerve Cause Shoulder Pain?

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Are you tired of dealing with painful shoulders that seem to carry the weight of the world? Have you been feeling a sharp or searing pinch in your shoulder that seems to linger even after a good night's sleep? Well, don't worry, because we might just have the perfect guide to figure out why you feel this way. We’ll even tackle the root cause of your pain: atlas subluxation. 

As you read on, you will also learn everything you ought to know to get lasting shoulder pain relief and start feeling like yourself again. So, sit back, relax, and let's dive into the world of pinched nerves and shoulder pain.


How Does a Pinched Nerve Cause Shoulder Pain

Have you ever experienced a sudden, sharp pain in your shoulder that seems to come out of nowhere? You might be surprised to learn that the culprit behind your discomfort could be a pinched nerve. But what exactly is a pinched nerve, and how does it cause shoulder pain? It all starts with an atlas subluxation, which is a misalignment of the atlas bone in the neck.

When the atlas bone is out of alignment, it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves and disrupt the flow of information between the brain and the rest of the body. This can lead to a various conditions and symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness. In the case of shoulder pain, a pinched nerve caused by cervical spine misalignments can affect your overall posture.

Notably, as the head tilts at an awkward angle, some of the vertebral bones twist, causing the shoulders to become unlevelled. Unfortunately, this chain of events impact the muscles, joints and even the nerves on your shoulders and arms. This can result in pain and weakness in the shoulder area, as well as difficulty moving the arm. Thankfully, you can fix your posture problem with the help of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.

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Correct Atlas Subluxation with Upper Cervical Chiropractic!

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is the most effective and holistic way of addressing atlas and axis misalignments and nerve pinching on various body parts including the shoulders. This approach targets the root cause of the problem by correcting the misalignment of the atlas bone, which is often the culprit behind all these three uncomfortable health issues.

Upper cervical chiropractors use gentle and precise adjustments to realign the atlas bone back to position. By doing so, they can relieve pressure on the nerves and restore proper function to the affected areas of the body, including the shoulders. What’s more, is that the benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care don't stop at just pain relief. Correcting atlas bone misalignment can also improve overall body function and address underlying conditions and common consequences of postural problems such as migraines, vertigo, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.

So if you're experiencing shoulder pain or any other body pain that may be related to atlas subluxation, consider giving Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care a try. We also strongly recommend seeking Upper Cervical Care if you previously injured your cervical spine or head. Such traumatic events can impact your posture, especially the topmost neck bones. 

Book an appointment with a trusted upper cervical chiropractor near you to start planning how to move forward with your recurring shoulder pain or nerve compression issue.


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