Upper-Body Pain

Headaches

Headaches, while not usually an indicator of serious illness, are a major cause of pain and suffering, lost work, and doctor visits. If you suffer from debilitating headaches, chiropractic care may offer drug-free relief from your symptoms.

Most headaches originate in the muscles (tension headaches), joints (cervicogenic), blood vessels (migraines) or sinuses, are are a result of systemic conditions such as low blood sugar or a fever. Numerous studies have examined the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation for reducing the severity of some types of headaches. A recent study from the Duke University evidence based practice center found that chiropractic spinal manipulation was superior to other manual treatments, resulted in more sustained improvement for cervicogenic headaches and had significantly fewer side effects and offered longer lasting relief of tension-type headaches than commonly prescribed medicines.

Neck and Arm Pain

The area of the neck, from the base of the head to the top of the shoulders, is a common source of pain, especially for people older than 50. Neck pain is often caused by strain or injury such as a fall, or whiplash suffered in an automobile accident. It can limit movement of the head and back, cause arm muscle spasms and swelling of the neck joints. Physical Therapy (such as isolated strengthening and functional rehabilitation) is an effective means of targeting neck and arm pain; it can offer relief for these symptoms and help speed recovery.

Physical therapy offer valuable treatment options if you experience pain in these areas or are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist/Hand Pain

Shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand pain is very common and is usually caused by some type of minor injury or overuse.  These body parts tend to become injured through athletic activity (especially contact sports), overuse from work-related tasks, accidents with machinery and accidental falls.  Physical Therapy (such as isolated strengthening and functional rehabilitation) is an effective means of targeting shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand conditions and can offer relief for these symptoms and help speed recovery.

NYCPT’s team of Physical Therapists offer valuable treatment options if you experience pain in these areas or are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

Shoulder

Elbow 

Elbow Rehabilitation 

Wrist & Hand