The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. When something is wrong with your shoulder, it hinders your ability to move freely and can cause pain and discomfort. This pain may arise from the shoulder joint or from any of the surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons.
There are many factors and conditions for shoulder pain.The most common cause is rotator cuff tendinitis. It is caused by inflamed tendons.Another common cause is an impingement syndrome sometimes called swimmer’s shoulder or thrower’s shoulder. It is caused by the tendons of the rotator cuff becoming impinged as they pass through the shoulder joint.
Sometimes shoulder pain is the result of injury to another location in your body, usually the neck or bicep. Other causes of shoulder pain include several forms of arthritis, torn cartilage, or a torn rotator cuff.Serious conditions such as a spinal cord injury or a heart attack may also lead to shoulder pain.
Chiropractic care for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is the second most common musculoskeletal complaint to a primary care physician, behind only back pain. Chiropractors are not limited to only care of the spine. Most chiropractors are trained to adjust and treat extremities including knees, smaller joints such as the toes, and the shoulders. This practice offers a gentle and drug-free approach to shoulder pain treatment with the ultimate goal of bringing the patient’s shoulder back to full function while reducing and eliminating the pain caused by the injury.
Chiropractic treatment of the shoulder can be very effective, but this depends upon a good diagnosis. The right treatment can only be applied when the right diagnosis is made. As the shoulder is such a complex joint we often see patients who have had several different treatments without improvement.
Chiropractor Dr. Jas Walia has a variety of treatment options available for those who are suffering from shoulder pain.These treatments help relax the muscles and break apart scar tissue and other adhesions that prevent full range of motion and proper movement. While many instances of shoulder pain don’t require it, chiropractic adjustments can also be performed on the shoulder joint, clavicle, or scapula if required to treat the injury.