Let Chiropractic and Stretching Help Your Shoulders
By Sandy Schroeder
If your shoulders are bothering you, it may be time to let chiropractic help. The shoulder is the body's most complicated joint. When it starts to hurt, everything becomes more difficult. Raising your arms to put on a shirt or reaching up to get the cereal can suddenly become a big deal. Soon your weekend plans go right out the window.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you has a wellness center with licensed chiropractors who can help you find natural relief without pain pills or surgery.
See Your Chiropractor
When you see your chiropractor, a consultation will be done, which may require X-rays or a MRI and co-treatment with other healthcare professionals.
You will learn how a healthy spine can help your whole body. The spine keeps us mobile and the central nervous system insides provides the network to keep us functioning.
A gentle targeted adjustment can help reduce joint restrictions or misalignments, increase flexibility, improve range of motion and boost muscle tone. You may also experience more energy, sleep better or think more clearly. Benefits are unique to each person.
As relief is achieved, your chiropractor may suggest weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments and regular stretching to avoid tightness and future injuries. Your chiropractor will be your wellness coach, suggesting ways, such as stretching, to stay limber and get back to normal routines.
How to Stretch
Mayo Clinic advises stretching with long motionless stretches beginning with 30 seconds. Always begin slowly and warm up. Get your circulation going with a brisk walk or a march in place.
Try these exercises to keep your shoulders flexible. Always check with your doctor before beginning new exercises, and never stretch to the point of pain.
Move your left arm across your body and hold it with the right arm above or below the elbow
- Hold for about 30 seconds
- Switch arms and repeat.
- Let your arm hang down like a pendulum
- Slowly swing it back and forth or in circles.
Let your fingers be your feet and walk your fingers up a wall.
When your shoulders become a problem let The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you help. Find out more about the affordable personal healthcare packages that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Walk-ins are welcome.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.