Don’t let a painful shoulder limit the way you move.
Having trouble raising your arms above your head or sleeping on your side? A shoulder injury can significantly impede you from doing simple movements and every day activities.
Shoulder injuries will inevitably effect the neck and upper back. In most cases, successful treatment of a shoulder problem needs to address the muscle balance of all these parts.
What is causing your shoulder pain?
A painful shoulder can be caused by any of the following injuries:
- Acromoclavicular (A/C) Joint Injury – An injury due to trauma to the A/C joint located at the tip of the shoulder.
- Shoulder Bursitis – A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that sits between tendons and bones. When it becomes inflamed, it can cause pain and limit mobility.
- Frozen Shoulder – Or ‘adhesive capsulitis’ is where the shoulder builds up significant scar tissue causing the joint capsule to contract and severely limit shoulder flexibility.
- Rotator Cuff/Impingment Syndrome – The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles from the shoulder blade. These muscles can become irritated or torn, usually due to chronic ‘wear and tear’ associated with repetitive actions over a period of time.
Chiropractic can help!
At Simply Health, we are qualified to offer chiropractic care, in conjunction with other modalities such as dry needling, cold laser therapy and neurological rehabilitation to help treat shoulder pain.
Our focus is addressing the cause of the problem, not just the injury. For example, a shoulder tendonitis might be the result of poor neck posture. We get to the root cause and help treat the problem naturally.
Some treatment options may include:
- Shoulder mobilisation techniques
- Spinal adjustments and mobilisation, especially to the neck and upper back
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Dry needling
- Spinal and shoulder stabilization exercises
Want to know more about how we can help?
We welcome any questions you have on shoulder pain. Book an appointment below to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors who may be able to provide you an appropriate treatment plan for your needs. We also invite you to take our Free Spinal Check to understand how your spine may be affecting your health and whether chiropractic is a suitable treatment for your condition.