Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain
What is Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Stiffness?
Chiropractic shoulder pain treatment is a common need in people who see a chiropractor. Most people have observed some sort of shoulder complaint at some point in their lives. A lot of shoulder complaints tend to come and go, or stay in the background with a low level of pain. This makes it a region of the body which is often ignored by many people, which sometimes leads to more chronic and serious problems. People usually observe pain with movement of the shoulder in certain directions, as well as general stiffness.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
There are lots of causes of shoulder pain. Because of the highly muscular nature of the joint, most of the common causes involve imbalances or damage to muscle. Some of the more common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Muscular imbalance due to computer work posture
- Under-use of the shoulder (not using full range)
- Imbalance from over training pectorals, biceps or other muscles
- Muscular strain
- Frozen Shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis)
- Ligament sprain
Can Chiropractic Treatments Help With Shoulder Pain and Stiffness?
Chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain is very effective in resolving pains and stiffness, allowing proper alignment and function of the shoulder girdle. As always, some conditions are easier to treat than others. In most shoulder pain treatment cases, a chiropractor will adjust the middle back and shoulder which may have stiffened, stopping proper movement. Changes to lifestyle and specific exercises will be given in order to rehabilitate the shoulder fully.
Shoulder Chiropractic Exercises
Specific shoulder chiropractic exercises will be completely dependent on the problem which a patient presents with. Shoulder exercises are a very important aspect of shoulder care. A patient’s speed of recovery is usually dictated by how much they stick to their shoulder chiropractic exercises. Once you have had your consultation, a plan of care will be discussed with you in order to improve your shoulder issue as quickly as possible.
Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder problems are much better managed using a team approach, possibly more than any condition we see here at the clinic. Recent evidence shows that many shoulder issues can take months to rehabilitate and treat. This makes getting the plan of care right for the individual very important. Shoulder issues are mostly muscular and therefore sports massage therapy can be essential in their recovery.
What’s The Bottom Line?
Shoulder pain and shoulder stiffness are common complaints, but are often left until they are chronic before people seek help from a chiropractor or massage therapist. However, with chiropractic adjustment, advanced soft tissue techniques and a specific exercise plan, shoulder problems can be effectively treated.
Still unsure about a visit to a Cambridge Chiropractor?
If you live near Cambridge and have pain or other symptoms, or if you want to improve the function of your body, chiropractic is a safe and very effective solution. If you are unsure whether chiropractic care is right for you, then you should consider booking either a consultation or a FREE telephone call with our principal chiropractor. During this time, the process of chiropractic care will be explained fully. There is no obligation to continue with the visits.