arms are needed for almost every activity: from getting dressed, to working,
working-out and most athletic pursuits. Your shoulders and elbows need
to be healthy, mobile and strong. They can be injured and then generate
pain. Sometimes a problem seems to just "come out of the blue"
and have no obvious cause or injury.
Getting the wrong treatment, or doing nothing at all can be a real drag.
Lack of motion, pain, permanent disability, joint degeneration and arthritis
are the downhill side of an improperly healed joint.
The shoulder structure can be "sprained" in which ligaments
are injured and the ball-and-socket joint itself is compromised. The result
is pain and lack of strength. Sometimes these injuries are labeled as
arthritis, bursitis or a rotator cuff tear. When the arm cannot be raised
up, it is labeled a frozen shoulder. Then a person often can't even comb
One of the common nasty injuries is to the biceps tendon, which attaches
the biceps muscle to the arm. When injured, it is torn out of the groove
in the arm bone in which it lies. That injury will cause restricted motion,
and if not treated and healed properly will keep a person from doing many
shoulder motions including throwing.
The collarbones (clavicles) make up a key support structure of the shoulder.
Injuries to them (even old injuries that seem to have "healed")
can cause weakness to the shoulder area, resulting in diminished strength,
function and persistent discomfort or pain.
The neck is an important area to be analyzed and corrected in many shoulder,
arm or hand conditions. Nerves leave the spine from the lower neck and
then travel down to the shoulder and arm. Those nerves operate key shoulder
muscles like the deltoid muscle. The lower neck is often injured in vehicular
accidents, falls and sports injuries, etc., causing pinched nerves and
resultant shoulder malfunctions.
Shoulder problems and injuries cause malfunctions into the surrounding
nerves. Pain, numbness and muscle weakness can often affect the area.
Because the nerves of the arm, hand and fingers travel through the shoulder
area, a shoulder injury can cause nerve problems radiating farther down
into the upper arm, forearm, wrist, hand, or even thumb or fingers.
Using our advanced techniques the structures of the shoulder region can
be accurately analyzed. Then it is can be properly and accurately corrected.
The ligaments that hold the structures in place often must then heal and
The other day a patient came to me who had been treating her shoulder
for months at an HMO. Her shoulder was still "frozen" and exceptionally
painful. She couldn't even move a few steps without severe arm pain, let
alone move the arm much! In the first treatment we provided to her, her
shoulder motion was largely returned and the pain immediately reduced
to a half! Nutritional supplements for ligament repair can be taken to
supply into the bloodstream all the raw materials needed. They will speed
the healing process dramatically, and ensure that the tissue that heals
is of the highest strength, flexibility and quality.
Your elbow has two major joints that can be injured. Each is adjacent
to a major nerve: one runs down the thumb side of the forearm and hand,
the other down the little-finger side. Depending on location, an elbow
injury affects one or both of these nerves. Problems on one side of the
hand or the other can often be caused by elbow-joint malfunction.
The elbow can be tested with our advanced (including muscle testing) procedures,
and diagnosed for exact type and location of the problem. Then our treatment
can correct the elbow structures, strengthen the weak muscles, and restore
normal nerve activity. That will eliminate the pain or numbness.
Nutritional support for healing is of great value.
Physical therapy methods can be helpful in extremity (arm and leg) conditions.
Heat, ice, exercise and the sophisticated electronic Acuscope therapy
can be used to expedite the corrective and healing process.
Our doctors' legendary expertise in dealing with extremity problems is
based on the detailed testing, corrective and nutritional procedures researched
and perfected here. The rave results that are obtained by our patients,
who, before reaching us, had tried numerous doctors, medications, injections
and even failed surgeries, is due to utilizing our highly accurate, precise
and effective methods.
In the area of shoulder and elbow problems, it is again true that it's
best to do things once, right, the first time.
Universal City Medical Group, Inc.
Cahuenga Blvd West-Suite 206
Los Angeles, CA 90068