Arm Pain

Arm Pain and Cervical Radiculopathy Relief

Arm pain may occur in several ways with numerous symptoms and differing causes. Our chiropractors treat one of the more common causes of arm pain that originates with the neck and/or upper back known as cervical radiculopathy. Typically, instead of originating from a single event or injury, cervical radiculopathy occurs following long-time neck pain, joint inflammation or herniated discs in the neck irritating the nerves responsible for the sensation and function of the arms. It can be extremely painful, but chiropractic treatments provide welcomed relief.

Our Arm Pain Treatment Options

If you live in Butte and suffer with neck, upper back and arm pain and/or numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms, please come in for an examination with our chiropractors. Arm pain from cervical radiculopathy is most common in adults over 50, but can affect anyone that has nerve pressure in the neck due to any of the following causes:

Herniated disc in the neck

The jelly-like “shock pads”, intervertebral discs, between each vertebrae serve to absorb stress in healthy cases and partake in creating a passageway for nerves to travel from the spinal cord, out of the spine, and into the extremities etc. These discs can become dehydrated and bulge or rupture, either from the prolonged poor posture or from traumatic events like a car accident. Damaged discs and vertebrae pressurize the nerves, leading to arm pain, numbness and weakness.


When long-term poor posture or an injury jostles neck/upper back vertebrae out of alignment, they can also pinch nerves and inflame the facet joints, causing early-onset osteoarthritis; a leading cause of cervical radiculopathy.

Poor ergonomics

Habitual forward head posture from leaning into your computer all day, particularly when coupled with an un-ergonomic desk setup, can also cause significant neck pain, upper back pain, and arm pain symptoms.

Chiropractic Treatments

After diagnosing the causes of your arm pain, our chiropractors can provide treatment options for natural, lasting relief

Chiropractic spinal adjustments

Our doctors gentle, precise spinal adjustments realign vertebrae to remove pressure from discs, which relieves nerve pressure and pain.

Therapeutic exercises

Our chiropractor will teach you stretches and exercises to help you support proper neck posture and improve range of motion through the upper back, shoulders and arms. They can also advise you on better ergonomics at work or write a letter of recommendation to have your work station assessed.

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If you are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call (406) 782-2557. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.