Chiropractors are known for treating issues of the back and spine, including back and neck pain. However, chiropractic care can also be extremely beneficial in treating shoulder pain. When it comes to shoulder pain treatment and shoulder pain relief, our chiropractors offer a range of healing options.
The shoulder is particularly vulnerable due to its unique construction. Other joints in the body, such as the ankle or elbow, have a somewhat limited range of motion. The shoulder has a wide range of motion as a freely moving joint. This leaves it susceptible to stress, injury, and pain.
The various soft tissues within shoulder, muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be injured from overuse, excessive strain, falls, and improper motion. Treating shoulder pain can be a challenge because it is used so often in the course of daily life. A Doctor of Chiropractic can help relieve shoulder pain and speed healing.
Shoulder pain can generally be classified in two categories: joint irritation and tissue irritation. Sometimes shoulder pain comes on abruptly, but often it develops gradually over a period of time.
Factor in the everyday wear-and-tear your shoulders endure with their extremely mobile nature, and it’s no surprise they click, groan, and ache.
Some common causes of shoulder pain include:
Chiropractic care can be very beneficial for the patient with a shoulder injury or shoulder pain. It can help to:
Different chiropractic techniques are used depending on the type of injury or condition.
The patient will be assessed by the chiropractor at the first visit and the doctor will determine a treatment plan. Ischemic compression techniques have been found to be very effective for certain types of shoulder pain. It is often favored because it is very effective, in not very strenuous for the doctor to perform, is very safe, and is tolerated well by the patient. Other conditions may respond better to different chiropractic techniques.
Chiropractic care is often the treatment of choice for shoulder pain because it is minimally invasive and it works. As is often the case, pain in one part of the body can cause pain in other areas. In the case of shoulder pain, the spine and neck may become inflamed. Chiropractic care addresses all areas of the body to relieve pain without drugs and gets the patient on the road to healing quicker.
Your chiropractic treatment plan depends on your particular situation. Not everyone needs long-term care — in fact, some patients feel 100% after just one or two adjustments. But you may need longer-term care if your pain is chronic or stems from a traumatic event, such as a car accident or a sports injury.
At Papillion Chiropractic our approach is simple. We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions. And while we generally meet people after they’ve lost their health, our commitment is to offer you hope and more importantly, a plan. Drs. Kurt and Tonya Boeckenhauer can begin the process of restoring your spinal health and body mechanics. Contact us!