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How Chiropractic Care Helps Different Shoulder Pains

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Some common types of shoulder pains are frozen shoulder, tendinitis, dislocated shoulder, strains, sprains, bursitis, and rotator cuff injury. While many patients assume they have no choice but to cope with pain in the shoulder or undergo surgery, the truth is that chiropractic care may effectively heal shoulder pain and restore its motion.

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain

Pain in the shoulders is often caused by irritation in muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Bursitis, an inflammation in the bursa capsule, is sometimes the cause. Strained or sprained triceps muscles or the muscle of the subscapularis might occasionally be the culprit.

A chiropractor may do a comprehensive examination to determine the source of the shoulder pain and then devise a customized treatment plan to tackle the underlying problem.

Frozen Shoulder

It is an extremely painful and incapacitating condition. It's hard to do simple things like brushing the hair or wearing a shirt. With the agony, a frozen shoulder may disrupt your night's sleep and, if not treated in time, may hamper the ability to use the afflicted shoulder for a long time.

Frozen shoulder may be treated with chiropractic care, which may relieve the pain even as the shoulder heals.

Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder bursitis can be treated with chiropractic care. Bursitis is a severe bursa sac inflammation that may take months to cure. Even after that, scar tissue may keep the condition chronic and uncomfortable for years if not treated quickly.

Chiropractic massage treatment relieves pain and reduces inflammation. Chiropractic adjustment of the joint relieves friction and pressure over the afflicted bursa region after the inflammation is controlled. According to one research, subjects who had chiropractic care experienced no pain and were able to resume their usual activities in a month following treatment.

Herbals with anti-inflammatory properties may also be recommended by the chiropractor to assist decrease inflammation more rapidly. Bursitis, like tendinitis, is prone to recurrence, making chiropractic treatment an important part of your long-term health plan.

Chiropractic Adjustment

The root cause of shoulder pain may be addressed with chiropractic adjustments. Even if it isn't a dislocated joint, the neuromuscular system may not work effectively because the joint isn't in the right position. The body's inherent desire is to get rid of the pain. Pain is the body's way of informing you that things aren't quite right. Pain signals may alert you to the fact that something requires your attention.

The joint is carefully repositioned during the treatment of shoulder pain with a chiropractic adjustment, restoring it to the natural position. This important function of chiropractic treatment is to assist the body in recognizing its own potential to heal. As treatment is delivered, the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems may begin to operate together for the patient's benefit.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.

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