The Shoulder Is Our Most Mobile, Yet Least Stable Joint.
1. Common Shoulder Problems
Shoulder pain is any discomfort in the shoulder. It is debilitating, miserable, and can badly interfere with your daily activities.
1.1. Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder is extremely painful and characterized by a restriction in the motion of the joint. It also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and often persists for many years. It can be a result of injury or begin for no apparent reason.
1.2. Shoulder Bursitis
Inside each of your shoulders is a tiny, fluid-filled sac known as a bursa. Bursae help reduce friction between the bones in your joints. Shoulder bursitis is a condition that affects the bursae. Causes can include injury, overuse, or medical conditions that cause joint inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis is the condition that affects one or more joints of your body. There are many types of arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to attack your joints is one of the most common form of arthritis, along with osteoarthritis (OA) – a…
1.3. Impingement Syndrome
Impingement syndrome is the result of excessive squeezing or rubbing of the rotator cuff and shoulder blade. The rubbing leads to more swelling and further narrowing of the space, which results in pain and irritation. Shoulder impingement syndrome can lead to a torn rotator cuff.
1.4. Rotator Cuff
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries are common and increase with age. Without treatment, rotator cuff problems may lead to permanent loss of motion or weakness, and may result in progressive degeneration of the shoulder joint or might even require surgery.
1.5. Shoulder Dislocation
A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the cup-shaped socket that’s part of your shoulder blade. The shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint, which makes it susceptible to dislocation.
2. How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Shoulder Pain?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve shoulder pain. To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, our doctors at ACC will perform a consultation, examination, and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as X-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic will elect a suitable type of treatment for your specific conditions.
At ACC, we have highly effective treatments to address this problem. The effectiveness of chiropractic treatment reaches far beyond the treatment of the spine. By applying both passive modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic laser, and active rehabilitation program, we have helped a lot of patients recover and achieve their health goals.