Shoulder pain refers to any pain around the shoulder area. It may come from the joint or from any muscles, ligaments, or tendons that surround the shoulder. It generally becomes worse when the arm or shoulder is moved. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint that is able to be moved in many directions. Although this is great for using the arms, it does make the joint easier to injured.
Shoulder pain can be due to sleeping in the wrong position or overusing the muscles, but there are many other reasons for shoulder pain. Some can be more serious and need to be looked at by a professional. What are these?
- Rotary cuff injury: This is an injury that has occurred in the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder brought on by repetitive motions of the arm.
- Osteoarthritis: The protective cartilage on the end of the bones wears away.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: The lining of the joints become irritated and swollen, eventually leading to the joints being deformed and the bones eroding.
- Polymyalgia rheumatic: An inflammatory disorder of the blood vessels causing the muscles to become stiff and painful.
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How Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Help Shoulder Pain?
It is important to treat shoulder pain, and the best place to start is by finding out what is causing it. This requires a professional who knows where to look to find the underlying cause.
Upper cervical chiropractors have much experience and success in treating patients suffering from shoulder pain. At 1st Place Chiropractic, we understand that because the head can be quite heavy (12-14 lbs.) if it is not positioned on the body properly due to a misalignment in the neck it can cause a considerable amount of health problems. This causes the body to shift in order to compensate for the misalignment, affecting a person’s posture. This can affect the shoulders. Once the misalignment is corrected, the body can begin to heal, and shoulder pain may be a thing of the past!
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