Shoulder Pain and Chiropractic
Many patients consider a chiropractor a spine specialist. Indeed we are, however, we are specialists in the anatomy and biomechanics of the entire body. There are no exceptions.
The shoulder is an amazing joint, a rather complex joint and the body’s most mobile joint. It is considered a ball-and-socket joint, similar to the hip, but considerably more shallow. It is stabilized by a greater number of muscular and ligamentous structures with other soft tissue structure that includes bursae and neural tissues. The incredible degree of motion, coupled with the number of soft tissue structures lends the shoulder to a great number of pain and inflammatory issues.
Though the shoulder can suffer considerable trauma, the vast majority of shoulder pain complaints are amenable to conservative care rather than requiring surgical interventions. Examination of the shoulder area will generally offer the needed information to determine whether you are a candidate for chiropractic care of your shoulder complaint or will require referral to another specialist.
In most cases patients presenting with shoulder pain see very timely results with a combination of care that includes joint mobilization therapy, soft tissue therapy and exercise.