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Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain Relief

Shoulder pain is the third leading musculoskeletal complaint among middle-aged adults. A common-sense approach to treatment is to try the most conservative type of care first, since more aggressive types of care carry more risk.

The shoulder is a complex joint. Along with the thumb and the hip joints, it is one of three joints in the human body that moves in every direction. The shoulder joint should move fully and freely in its ranges of motion. Shoulder injury can impede movement and create intermittent or constant pain. A sometimes-overlooked feature of the shoulder is its association with the neck and upper back, so a person with a shoulder injury could experience neck and upper back pain.

Improper movement of the spinal bones of the neck and upper back can affect shoulder pain. The spinal bones should move freely. If they are fixated and not moving properly, they can contribute to shoulder problems.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation can be performed to improve mobility in the spinal areas and help reduce shoulder pain. Also, chiropractic manipulation of the shoulder joint itself can restore that joint's proper movement. Chiropractors also use other tools, such as myofascial release, massage, ice packs, electrical muscle stimulation, and therapeutic exercises to help resolve shoulder problems.

Patients who see a chiropractor for shoulder pain find that having a chiropractic spinal and shoulder manipulation is a safe, pleasurable experience because it relieves discomfort and restores shoulder ranges of motion.

If you are suffering from shoulder discomfort, contact one of Campanella Chiropractic’s fabulous doctors to obtain shoulder pain relief.

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