Shoulder pain is perhaps one of the common aches that can occur in our lives. This is because our shoulders take on a lot of stress and pressure from many of our everyday activities.
The human shoulder contains several ligaments and muscles that form the shoulder joint. Though the shoulder is considered as the most flexible joint in the human body, it is unfortunately one of the least stable joints too.
Shoulder pain can be due to several factors. Some of the major causes of shoulder pain are:
Frozen shoulder: Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition where the shoulder movement is restricted due to severe pain due to the stiffening of the connective tissues at the shoulder.
Dislocated shoulder: This can be a very painful condition, depending on the severity of the dislocation, with even the slightest of shoulder or arm movements causing pain.
Torn rotator cuff: Torn rotator cuffs, or rotator cuff tendons, could be due to ageing, a fall or even the overuse of the shoulders. This could be a very painful condition if not treated promptly.
Fracture in the shoulder: A fracture or break in one of the bones of the shoulder could be another reason for severe pain in the area.
Shoulder bursitis: Bursitis often occurs with repetitive stress and movements of a joint. This leads to an inflammatory response of the bursa, which can result in pain.
There are several treatments and medications available in the medical industry to treat shoulder pain. When you have tried almost every treatment you can think of with no success, chiropractic could help.
Chiropractic can help with movement of the shoulders, and can gradually restore proper functioning of the shoulder joints and can improve flexibility.
The specific chiropractic care that you will receive will depend on what is found as a result of history, examination and diagnostic testing. Chiropractic care includes treatments like the ischemic compression techniques that have proved effective for several kinds of shoulder pains. This treatment is not very painful and is generally well tolerated by the patient compared to some other treatments for shoulder pain.
It is common for pain in the shoulder, or any other body part for that matter, can spread to the adjoining areas too. Shoulder pain can spread to the neck and back too. Chiropractic care looks at all of the surrounding regions to the shoulder so that the pain and the underlying cause of the pain is resolved in the process.
Using a number of different chiropractic tools, such as adjustments, soft tissue work and supporting diet advice helps in maintaining the overall health. Chiropractic is gaining popularity as it has minimal or no side-effects and long term results.
If you’re looking for expert advice on your shoulder pain and other joint pains, the chiropractors at North Road Chiropractic could help you reach your health goals.