For most people, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Surrounded by nerves, bursa, tendons, and other tissues that can experience or cause irritation, it’s not surprising that shoulder pain affects millions of people in the United States each year. Whether you have chronic pain in your shoulder or incurred your injury from a work-related event, chiropractic care is a safe method of providing relief and improved mobility in your shoulder region. Shoulder pain treatment with chiropractic care is a holistic way to improve your quality of life without invasive surgery or pain medication.
How Chiropractic Care Can Treat Shoulder Pain
Just as you can receive chiropractic care treatment for your back pain, so you can receive similar treatment for your shoulder. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
● Misaligned shoulder joint
● Muscle spasms
● Sports injuries
● Improper posture
● Poor sleeping habits
Chiropractic Shoulder Adjustments In Golden Valley MN
Your shoulders can move out of alignment, leading to issues such as inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms. When this happens, gentle chiropractic adjustments to your shoulder can be performed to restore normal alignment. In addition to manual shoulder adjustments, the treatment may involve the use of equipment, such as a drop table piece, speeder board, or reflex-type hammer tool. Having your upper back and neck adjusted may also help minimize shoulder pain.
Treatment For Posture Issues
Poor posture from sitting for prolonged periods during work or downtime can lead to a condition known as postural syndrome. This common condition is happening when your shoulders roll forward and down, toward your chest, while your upper back slouches. Meanwhile, your head juts forward, centering over your chest. Chiropractic care can help improve the effects of postural syndrome and teach you ways to maintain proper posture: when your ears line up over your shoulders, which stay back, down, and relaxed.
Benefits Of Chiropractic Care On Shoulder Pain
The health benefits of chiropractic care include reduced pain and inflammation, improved flexibility and range of motion, and increased muscle strength. These benefits are important not only for your short-term ease, but for preventing harm to your shoulders and surrounding body areas moving forward. Improvements in flexibility, motion, and muscle strength can lower your odds of falls, fractures, and sprains, for example. The education you’ll gain from the process can also serve as preventive medicine, allowing you to maintain better posture and other benefits for the long term.
If ongoing shoulder pain is interfering with your ability to go about life normally, contact Advanced Medical of Twin Cities at (763) 541-1280 or contact us online. Our team is ready and willing to provide quality care and support!