Shoulder Pain and Chiropractic
Shoulder pain is a common complaint we see as chiropractors. There are many causes of shoulder pain. It’s important to know how the pain began in the first place. Shoulder pain can come about from a sports injury or general wear and tear. In some instances, sleeping on your shoulder wrong can cause pain. Neck pain can also have an affect on the shoulders. The pain can often start in the neck and radiate to the shoulder, causing pain. Any repetitive movement in the shoulder can cause pain. Lifting weights and throwing a ball repeatedly uses the shoulder joint and its supporting muscles. If anything is compromised during the movement, the shoulder can be susceptible to injury.
Once you experience discomfort in the shoulder, it’s important to seek treatment. As with anything, the medical history is very important. Be specific. The more specific you are in how the shoulder pain started, the better off you will be. Knowing how long you’ve felt the pain will also help the doctor properly diagnose you. In our office, the chiropractor begins by conducting a thorough medical history and examination to find out the underlying cause of the pain. You may know what your were doing when you hurt your shoulder. You may even have heard a “pop” from your shoulder during a particular movement. All of this is important for a chiropractor to know in order to properly diagnose and treat the shoulder pain.
Once examined, chiropractors use a series of therapies, stretching exercises and chiropractic manipulation techniques to help relieve the shoulder pain you’re experiencing. Many are surprised to find out a chiropractor can adjust the shoulder. In fact, a chiropractor can adjust any and all joints in the body. This includes but not limited to the shoulder, wrist and fingers. If you have shoulder, pain call our office today.