Are you dealing with shoulder pain? As chiropractors, we see many people on a daily basis that deal with this issue. While most assume surgery is needed to permanently alleviate the pain, this is untrue. Chiropractic care is the best option if you’re looking for pain relief and a long-term fix for your shoulder pain. It is completely non-invasive and drug-free, meaning you won’t have to undergo surgery or take any unnecessary medications.
Chiropractors assess your shoulder pain and find the underlying cause of it, to ensure efficient and proper treatment. Chiropractic care is centered around the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system deals with bones, cartilage, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues. Chiropractors give direct care and focus to these areas in order to effectively heal you.
How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
Since everything in the body is connected, chiropractic care focuses on getting your body to work as one unit. No two bodies are the same, which is why each treatment is specifically catered to each client. The shoulder is a very important connecting joint which plays a pivotal role in determining the cooperation of your neck, spine, and rest of your body.
When we deal with shoulder pain, we review your shoulder joint alignment in relativity to your pain. This is because sometimes joints can be mildly askew, for many reasons other than injury. Alignment is the most likely treatment, especially in the case of injury. When we go about treatment, we take chronic and acute shoulder pain into consideration as well.
Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain
There are many reasons you could be dealing with shoulder pain. Here are some of the most common causes:
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder
These common causes of shoulder pain are very much treatable. Most people think they have to undergo surgery or simply live with the pain. This is not the case with chiropractic care. Chiropractic therapy can help restore your range of motion and get rid of your shoulder pain for good.
Can Our Chiropractors Help With Your Shoulder Pain?
Yes indeed! Your chiropractor will conduct an examination and determine the root cause of your shoulder or arm pain. An individualized treatment plan will then be developed to address the underlying problem.
In the absence of bursitis, shoulder pain is frequently caused by an irritation of tendons, muscles, ligaments, or nerves in the area. Sometimes the subscapularis muscle (under the shoulder blade itself) or the triceps muscles (in your upper arm) are to blame.
Can We Help With Frozen Shoulder?
A frozen shoulder makes even the simplest of daily activities difficult, such as brushing your hair and putting on your shirt. The condition goes on to make sleeping very uncomfortable and if the issue isn’t tended to it can have severe ramifications in the future.
Chiropractors are able to not only treat frozen shoulder but also greatly reduce the level of pain one experiences through recovery.
What Other Shoulder Pain Issues Can We Treat?
While it is extremely annoying to have a deal with a shoulder issue, the same cannot be said about healing from one, due to the relieving nature of chiropractic care. Here are two examples.
(Keep in mind that these are just 2 issues related to shoulder pain that we treat. In truth, there are many more issues that we deal with on a daily basis. These 2 examples are just to give you an idea of how we go about our treatment. We treat each patient as a standalone case, as no two bodies are the same. To know more, you can contact or book an appointment with us.)
1. Shoulder Pain From Shoulder Bursitis?
Shoulder pain from bursitis of the shoulder is very common. Our chiropractors can treat this issue. Bursitis occurs when there is a painful inflammation in the bursa sac. It can take a very long time to heal, and can still get chronic and painful over the years due to scar tissue. This is why it must be treated promptly.
An effective method of treatment is chiropractic treatment. This can reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and also break down scar tissue. Once the inflammation decreases, chiropractic joint manipulation can be administered to reduce the friction and pressure on the bursa area. This treatment is so effective, that most of our clients report no pain even a month after, and can return to their usual activities.
Much like tendonitis, however, bursitis does have the tendency to reoccur. This is why regular chiropractic care plays a key role in your recovery.
2. Rotator Cuff Injury
Rotator Cuff Syndrome is a condition in which the muscles that support one’s shoulders get inflamed. This inflammation leads to pain, weakness, and stiffness in the area. It can also spread over to the neck. If you notice that you’re having difficulty scratching your back, or lifting your arms over your head, and you have pain in the area while sleeping, you may have a rotator cuff injury.
There is a common, yet untrue notion that you can only heal a rotator cuff injury through surgery. In most cases of damaged rotator cuffs, the body requires chiropractic massage therapy to ease the tight muscles and trigger points in the anterior shoulder and armpit area. Ultrasound is also effective in reducing inflammation. In some cases, cold laser treatment may be used to help heal micro-tears in the muscles.
Through chiropractic treatment, your pain should reduce and your shoulder should feel more flexible. After which, exercises and rehabilitation will be prescribed in order to stabilize your shoulders and strengthen your muscles.
We hope this article helped you understand how our chiropractors can help with shoulder pain. For more information, you can contact or book an appointment with Amersham Chiropractic Centre.