The shoulder is made up of joints, tendons, and muscles that allow it to provide a significant range of motion. Most people use their shoulders dozens, even hundreds, of times a day. From putting on our clothes to scratching our heads to working out, our shoulder mobility is vital to our everyday routine.
With this abundance of movement; however, the shoulder area can become injured or unstable and lead to pain and loss of usual motion patterns.
Chiropractic care is a smart and safe solution for those who have shoulder pain. With a deep understanding of how the joints and soft tissues work, we can determine the reason for your discomfort and provide services that mend the condition.
At Crist Chiropractic, we want to help you live comfortably doing the things you love to do, confident that your body will support you. Whether your shoulder pain is dull, chronic, or severe, we’re here for you.
Contact our Cool Springs chiropractic clinic, and let’s work together on real solutions that end your pain at the source.
Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain?
People get shoulder injuries for a variety of reasons; some are due to their active lifestyle, others have improper movement patterns, and some have been in serious accidents. Whatever the reason, we know you want your pain to end.
Our team offers a full-body approach to your treatment so we can accurately find the source of your discomfort and give you the best treatment plan possible. This is a vital step because shoulder pain can occur even if the injury is in the cervical spine (neck) or the back. We will thoroughly assess each patient to ensure the injury gets the right attention.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
In many cases, shoulder discomfort stems from an injury involving the rotator cuff, which is the four-muscle area in the shoulder socket and is prone to strains. These injuries often occur due to joint and soft tissue overuse and regular wear and tear.
Generally, the patient feels discomfort in the front and outside of the shoulder, and pain may radiate down into the arm.
How We Treat Shoulder Pain
Shoulder injuries come in many shapes and sizes; if yours does not require surgery or if you’ve already had surgery and want help recovering, our chiropractic solutions have been proven to aid in healing and restoring the body.
Some of our solutions to shoulder pain include:
- Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations- a swift, controlled, highly targeted thrust to an affected joint or area
- Spinal decompression- solutions that reduce the pressure put on the spine and compressed nerves
- Postural, ergonomic, and movement guidance
- Exercises and stretching techniques based on your needs and goals
- Soft tissue therapies- removing inflammation and improving circulation to the soft tissues allows them to heal and fully function
- ArthroStim- this handheld tool performs adjustments and delivers 12-14 thrusts per second for stronger, faster implementation than manual thrusts
When appropriate, we’ll provide take-home exercises, stretches, and solutions to enhance and complement your in-office treatment and help you safely heal faster. Finding balance is good for the body and mind; let’s get you there.