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Chiropractic and Shoulder Pain

October 30, 2018

 

 

Chiropractic care is commonly sought by people seeking relief from neck or back pain. Chiropractors are not limited to only care of the spine, however. Most chiropractors are trained to adjust and treat extremities including knees, smaller joints such as the toes, and the shoulders. Sometimes shoulder pain is caused by joint irritation, while other times it is caused by tissue irritation. Chiropractic relief for shoulder pain can often be achieved through manipulation and other treatments.

 

What is Shoulder and Elbow Pain ?

 

Shoulder and elbow pain can prevent you from living your life and doing the things you love. This type of pain is ongoing and most commonly occurs from overuse. Both shoulder and elbow pain are common with both adolescent and adult athletes and those who work physical, repetitive jobs. If left untreated shoulder and elbow pain can progress into back and neck pain or other issues like tingling and numbness in your hands.

 

How Can Chiropractic Help?
 

Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort caused by shoulder and elbow pain. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with shoulder and elbow pain a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients to help them manage their discomfort and swelling.

Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by the elbow or shoulder pain.

Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with shoulder and elbow pain:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort

  • Decreased inflammation

  • Improved range of motion

  • Improved flexibility

  • Increased muscle tone and strength
     

 

To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, Dr. Ross will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary,may suggest diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your elbow or shoulder pain with other healthcare professionals including massage therapists, physical therapists or other primary care physicians.

 

Sources:

http://www.lthaw.com/conditions-treated/shoulder-pain-treatment.html

https://www.thejoint.com/chiropractic-for-shoulder-and-elbow-pain

https://www.livestrong.com/article/162436-chiropractic-relief-for-shoulder-pain/

 

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