Muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and the rotator cuff joint are components of the shoulders. The extreme mobility and flexibility of this joint means that it can be damaged easily and often includes arthritic changes. For those who engage in restricted movement and are overcome by pain, it may result from injured soft tissues or misalignment of the joints.
Many people use medication for relief, but this will fail to address the underlying cause for symptoms and is associated with side effects. The chiropractor must examine the shoulders, neck, and spine to determine where the restrictions are present. A management plan will be developed according to the results obtained from the assessment.
Strain on the rotator cuff and injuries may cause misalignment of the major joints. When the bones are no longer correctly balanced, it compresses surrounding nerves and soft tissues. A professional will complete adjustment techniques to return the joints to its original state and to relieve irritation placed on the nerves.
Muscles, ligaments, and tendons that are strained and damaged best respond to periods of rest and structured exercise regimes. The formation of scar tissue must be prevented and regular movement minimized to ensure that oxygen and nutrients are increased. Activity must be engaged before rigorous actions or training that will aid in producing the healthiest possible results.
Chiropractic aims to strengthen the body and utilize natural resources to achieve wellness. Shoulder pain can be dealt with incorporating a management plan based on a physical assessment. Misalignment, muscle damage, and trauma are best handled with the aid of chiropractic therapy and professional care.