Shoulder, Arm and Hand Problems
The Brachial Plexus is made up of nerves which come out of the middle and lower neck and upper back and branch off different regions in the upper body, like the shoulders, arms elbows, wrists, hands and fingers. An injury to these nerves, results in the branchial plexus injury. The injuries may be minor and completely recover in several weeks. Other injuries may be severe enough and could cause some permanent disability in the arm.
Symptoms of Branchial Plexus Injuries
If the nerves going to the shoulder, arm and hand are affected you may experience pain, tingling, tightness, weakness, pins-and-needles or other symptoms in those body parts.
- There may be neck stiffness or pain that may radiate to your shoulder and elbow, and down to your arm, wrist, hand or finger(s)
- No pain, but numbness or increased sensitivity to temperature fluctuations and swelling
- Pain in one area and numbness in another
- Muscle weakness, deterioration and spasms
- Headache, migraine, dizziness and facial pain
- Limited, painful or stiff motion of your head and neck
- Throat conditions such as thyroid and nasal problems
- Pain in the lower back
Siddha Healing for Shoulder, Arm and Hand Problems
The siddha healer will first diagnose the patient to check for inconsistency of pulse and stagnation of energy. Often, the pain is only an indicator of an underlying issue. The healer tries to determine the cause of pain or discomfort while taking into consideration the patient’s medical history. Treatment of shoulder, arm and hand problems includes the administration of Siddha medication, lifestyle adjustments and dietary restrictions. Chakrasiddh focuses completely on Marma therapy to enhance blood and energy flow through the body. Based on the nature of ailment, some yoga asanas may or may not be recommended.