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Shoulder, Arm and Hand Problems

Some people may blame their shoulder (or other joint) problems on "old age" even though their other shoulder, which doesn't have any problems, is just as old.

The brachial plexus is made up of nerves which come out of the middle and lower neck and upper back.

After they interconnect to form the brachial plexus, they branch off to supply different areas, especially the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers.

Depending on which brachial plexus nerves are damaged, different symptoms and problems may be experienced.

Conditions such as neck pain or stiffness; shoulder, arm, wrist, hand or finger pain, headache, migraine, facial pain, dizziness, throat conditions, thyroid and nasal problems and even epilepsy have been reported as being caused by brachial plexus damage.

Even if your fender-bender or fall did not cause you any great pain or symptoms, it would be wise to have your spine checked to see if any vertebrae have been "knocked out of place" or subluxated.