Everyone who has suffered from neck pain understands the limits it can place on one’s life. Because Chiropractic specializes on issues of the spine, Chiropractic has long been identified as the field of medicine most qualified to relieve both minor and severe neck pain.
Shoulder pain is often caused by nerve compression or irritation within the cervical spine (neck). However, the shoulder is complex and could have several key components causing the pain directly in the joint.
The nerves connected to muscles and other soft tissue in the shoulder are connected, as is nearly everything within the body, to root nerves that connect directly to the spine. When root nerves in the cervical spine are under pressure or irritated, then pain, loss of sensation and weakness in the shoulder can occur.
The approach of Chiropractic toward neck pain is gentle, but successful. Removing symptoms is not enough. Chiropractic focuses on locating the origin of the pain with the singular goal of permanently removing the cause of pain. A digital spine scan will demonstrate muscle and nerve stress, a posture evaluation and muscle exam will be performed too. Every patient’s condition is different, so the first step toward treating neck pain is making an initial visit for a consultation or an exam. Once the cause(s) of the pain is determined, treatment options can then be considered.
Chiropractic doesn’t settle for masking pain. Chiropractic’s goal is to remove the root cause of the pain and establish healthy spinal posture and muscle tone. Isn’t that your goal? Recent research states:
"Manual-thrust manipulation provides greater short-term reductions in self-reported disability and pain compared with usual medical care. 94% of the manual-thrust manipulation group achieved greater than 30% reduction in pain compared with 69% of usual medical care." - Schneider et al (2015), Spine
The approach of Chiropractic toward shoulder pain is focused on locating the origin of the pain with the goal of permanently removing its cause.
Every patient’s condition is different, so the first step toward treating shoulder pain is making an initial visit for an evaluation. Once the cause(s) of the pain is determined, treatment options can then be considered.
Chiropractic doesn’t settle for masking pain. Chiropractic’s goal is to remove the root cause of the pain. Isn’t that your goal?
For more information on the treatments Chiropractic offers patients with shoulder pain, contact us today.
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