The shoulder is surrounded by tendons, bursa, nerves, and other tissues. As the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is often an area in which individuals suffer pain. In many cases, chiropractic care can help alleviate shoulder pain caused by various issues. At Spring Back Chiropractic, our chiropractic care services are designed to mitigate pain that occurs in various locations in the body, including the shoulders.
Diagnosing Shoulder Pain
Diagnosis is an important step in determining the cause of shoulder pain and the best steps forward to obtain relief. Orthopedic tests may be performed by chiropractors to evaluate range of motion of the shoulders and neck and muscle related sensations. In some cases a chiropractor may recommend an MRI or CT scan before performing certain treatments.
When shoulders slip out of alignment, pain, inflammation, muscle spasms can result. Chiropractic adjustments to the shoulder can resolve these conditions in many cases and restore proper alignment. A chiropractor may apply manual shoulder adjustments or adjustments that are performed with the use of certain equipment, such as a reflex type hammer tool, speeder board, or drop table piece. Chiropractic adjustments to the neck and back may also alleviate shoulder pain.
Correcting Posture Issues
Sitting around for long periods of time while working or even relaxing can lead to poor posture and even something called postural syndrome. This is a condition in which the upper back slouches and the shoulders roll forward and down toward the chest. The head also protrudes forward over the chest. The steps of posture issues can be addressed effectively through chiropractic care and a chiropractor can also teach you how to maintain proper posture.
Chiropractic care for those with shoulder pain can provide benefits that include reduced pain and inflammation, improved range of motion in flexibility, and increased muscle tone and strength.
These physical improvements can help prevent further harm to the shoulders and other parts of the body going forward. They can also help reduce the possibility of falls, sprains, and fractures.