Do you suffer from shoulder pain? You may benefit from chiropractic treatment.
Shoulder pain is common in people of all ages and fitness levels. It is commonly seen by Edmonton Chiropractors. There is a great demand for movement at the shoulder joint and this creates an opportunity for instability. This instability can come from a either a single injury or years of muscular imbalance and improper posture. Once the shoulder joint has become unstable, you may first experience a limited range of motion. Eventually, this can turn to pain.
Chiropractic can help patients with shoulder pain in multiple ways. The first step is making an accurate diagnosis. Due to the complexity of the shoulder joint, this can be a difficult task. As South Edmonton Chiropractors, we find that by using a combination of functional exams, orthopedic exams, and special imaging studies, we can make the most accurate diagnosis possible.
Treatments may vary. Sometimes pain in the shoulder is actually being referred from an area of the spine, in which case the use of spinal adjusting alone can provide relief. When the problem lies within the shoulder joint, it becomes more important to restore balance to the shoulder and increase its stability. In such a case, the best course of care is spinal adjusting along with a combination of soft tissue work, rehabilitative exercises and kinesiology taping.
Every patient and shoulder is unique and will require a unique combination of treatments to get the best results.