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How a Chiropractor Can Help With Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain usually occurs due to a chronic condition, an injury, or a car accident. At times, individuals don’t even know where the pain is stemming from. The severity of the pain can range from mild to debilitating and greatly reduce your quality of life. However, chiropractic care can offer some much-needed relief.

In this post, we’ll discuss the common causes of shoulder pain and the benefits of chiropractic care. Any of these following conditions might be causing the pain.

a.     Dislocation

A shoulder dislocates when the upper arm bone that connects the shoulder to the socket moves out of its place. This usually happens due to sports injuries, falls, slips, or repetitive use of the shoulder joint. When the shoulder gets dislocated, you may hear a loud popping sound, followed by radiating shoulder pain. The dislocated shoulder also results in a decrease in flexibility and limited arm movement.

B.     Frozen shoulder

The medical term for this condition is adhesive capsulitis. This is a degenerative condition that often aggravates over time. This type of pain usually results from a prior medical condition and is categorized by stiffness in the shoulder joints.

C.     Shoulder bursitis

The bursa is a small fluid-filled sac located in the shoulder region. The sac’s primary function is to serve as a cushion between the bone and the shoulder tendon. It exists to reduce friction between the shoulder bones and muscles. Shoulder bursitis is a painful condition that results from inflammation of the bursa. The symptoms of shoulder bursitis include pain that radiates down the arm, all the way to the wrist. The pain generally worsens every time you rotate the arm.

D.    Arthritis

Over 50 million American adults are affected by arthritis. Just like shoulder bursitis, arthritis is also a degenerative disease that worsens over time. Arthritis can affect any part of your body, including the shoulder. It’s also categorized by inflammation in the shoulder joints.

How can a chiropractic specialist help you?

According to studies, chiropractic practice is a hands-on therapeutic approach that involves various compression techniques. Chiropractic specialists are trained in specific joint manipulations and movements that bring relief to muscle soreness.

In most of the cases mentioned above, shoulder pain occurs because your shoulder moves out of alignment. Other issues like muscle spasms, inflammation, and pain also happen because of shoulder misalignment. A chiropractic specialist addresses the issue by bringing the shoulder back to its normal alignment via minor adjustments.

Other than mechanical adjustments, chiropractors also use additional equipment such as a reflex hammer tool and drop table piece to reduce the pain.

If the cause of the shoulder pain is poor posture, the chiropractor will also teach you easy exercises to manage your posture at home. For example, they’ll teach you how to balance your ears lined up over your shoulders or how to sit upright in a relaxed position.

If you are dealing with shoulder pain, head to Shelby Country Family Chiropractic by Dr. Stapleton and Dr. William Yadon for affordable Shelbyville chiropractic care, KY. We offer advanced shoulder pain relief treatments and chiropractic care for headaches, hip, and shoulder pain.  Book an appointment now.

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