Cervicobrachial Syndrome - Shoulder pain in the arm, what to do?

Did you know that back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain are the number 1 among the most common complaints among the Germans? Women are...


Did you know that back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain are the number 1 among the most common complaints among the Germans? Women are affected by about 70 percent. In men, the number of pain patients is only slightly smaller, namely 57 per cent.

Frequently, shoulder pain is a matter of professional reasons, namely, when the work is carried out predominantly sitting, ie at the desk. The constant movement sequences (mouse, keyboard) lead to deficiencies and this in turn leads to unpleasant pain in the neck area. If, however, the shoulder pain radiates into the arm, this can originate from the cervical spine and must necessarily be clarified. Doctors then speak of the so-called cervicobrachial syndrome.

Cervicobrachialsyndrom & What is it?

If "normal" shoulder pain radiates into the arm and occasionally lead to headache, one can start from a cervical-loudness syndrome. Patients then have not only pain in the neck area, but also feel tingling to the point of numbness. Usually the corresponding nerve root is also irritated.

Cervicobrachial Syndrome - Causes

Deficiencies and drafts
Above all, deficiencies are the cause of cervicobrachial syndrome. It is also sufficient, however, if you have received drafts. Such a situation has probably already been experienced by everyone, the pain in the neck and shoulder area are usually very strong.

blockages
Likewise, blockages in the area of ​​the cervical vertebra may be the cause of the severe shoulder pain. In order to solve the blockages in self-regulation massages can be helpful. The best method, however, are still appropriate exercises.

Other possible causes

Tumors in the cervical spine area
rheumatism
ankylosing spondylitis
nerve palsies
whiplash
Angina pectoris
Cervicobrachial Syndrome Symptoms

Patients feel, as mentioned above, severe pain in the shoulder, which radiate into the arm. The mobility of the cervical spine is strongly restricted. This can even go so far that it comes to a so-called schiefhals. Then the head is strongly bent to one side, right or left, and can also no longer be turned in the opposite direction.

Cervicobrachial Syndrome & Treatment Options

To hope that the pain will return by itself is quite naive. Of course, you can do some self-help, but it is more sensible to introduce the pain to a doctor.

➩ Heat treatment

When treated with heat, most patients feel that the pain is loosened because the tension loosens. At home, you can therefore very well treat with a red light lamp. A hot bath also has a pain-relieving effect, and heat pads for local pain therapy (see http: /www.abc-pflaster.de) are ideal.

➩ Massage

Massage treatments can also be provided. It is best to consult the possibilities to increase the pain-relieving effect. For example, a massage with mud will be more successful. Massages alone are not enough.

➩ Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is most frequently used for the therapy of cervicobrachial syndrome. The exercises not only ensure that the muscles relax, but also that they become stronger again. The patient therapist will work with you especially the mobility of the cervical spine, as well as work on an upright body posture.

➩ Painkillers and their alternatives

If the pain becomes extreme, the doctor will prescribe you painkiller. However, it is self-evident that these can not be taken permanently. For the temporary relief of the cervical spine, a special cuff is also suitable and at night an ergonomically shaped nape cushion can provide relief.

In order to prevent shoulder pain in the arm or generally neck tension, stretching exercises are particularly suitable. Always pay attention to your posture, especially if you are predominantly sitting down.

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