Shoulder & Arm Injury Chiropractor in Vero Beach, FL

Indian River Health Center • Dr. Ryan D. Hess

Shoulder & Arm Injury Chiropractor in Vero Beach, FL for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Soft Tissue Injuries

Shoulder & Arm Injury Chiropractor in Vero Beach, FL: The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. It allows for a wide range of movements to take place from the arm and the hand. Any of the many bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles in this part of the body can become irritated and create pain. Arm pain is very broad as it encompasses any pain felt from the wrist all the way up to someone’s elbow. When one experiences pain in the arm, it can be affect how one performs their day to day activities. At Indian River Health Center in Vero Beach, Dr. Ryan D. Hess and his team of medical professionals work to find the root cause of the pain in order to restore each patient’s arm functionality back to what it was before.

Shoulder and Arm Injury Can Lead to Back Pain if Left Untreated

When people are diagnosed with acute shoulder and arm injuries, they often seek out second opinions from chiropractors. This is due to the fact that most injuries stemming from auto accidents, slip and falls, and sports injuries are related to neck pain or whiplash. In many cases, the shoulders and arms are the most affected areas which lead to arm pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pinched nerves. A shoulder and arm injury also affects the muscles and can lead to numbness from the base of the neck to the tips of the fingers.

After car accident injuries, Dr. Hess will check to make sure that the patient’s ribs and/or vertebrae in the neck are moving properly. Oftentimes, a rib will be pushed up, which compresses the nerves, arteries, and veins, causing numbness, tingling and even pain in the arm. A common exercise prescribed by Dr. Hess is swimming, which is a deep muscle workout that strengthens muscles and aids in the breakdown of scar tissue that forms in the muscles and tendons from injuries and auto accidents.

Other things that you should consider after a car accident:

Shoulder and Arm Injury at Indian River Health Center

For shoulder and arm injuries, Dr. Hess will try to alleviate pain through manipulation and adjustments to joint area of the arm and shoulder. He will perform exercises that you can eventually do on your own to help relieve the tension in the arms and shoulders and. Ice and heat techniques may also be used in aiding in the healing process while stretching and pulling technique may be used to help loosen the stiffness felt at the injured areas.

Office Hours

Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: Appt Only (9am-12pm)
Sun: Closed

Indian River Health Center

1880 37th St., Ste. 1
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 492-9677
fax (772) 999-5698


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