Need Help with Shoulder Pain?
Are you suffering from shoulder pain? If so, you're not alone. In fact, the reported yearly incidents of shoulder pain is 14.7% per every 1,000 patients. Therefore, shoulder pain is a relatively common problem among people from all walks of life. Luckily, there are various methods of treating shoulder pain. In particular, visiting a chiropractor can be a highly effective method of managing shoulder pain. If you live in the Lakeville or St. Paul area, then Lake Marion Chiropractic Center could be a good option to relieve your shoulder pain.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
One of the reasons shoulder pain is so common is that the shoulder is used to complete a variety of tasks each and every day. Moreover, in addition to general wear and tear, shoulders become injured because many of us are not knowledgeable enough to know when we are overusing or misusing this area. That said, the following is a list some of the most common causes of shoulder pain:
- Broken arms
- Broken collarbones
- Joint inflammation
- Heart attack
- Rotary cuff injury
- Septic arthritis
- Torn cartilage
- Frozen shoulder
- Dislocated shoulder
- Tendon rupture
Chiropractic Shoulder Treatments
Many people prefer to visit chiropractors for shoulder pain because they offer highly-effective treatments that are non-invasive. Before you can be treated, many chiropractors will request that you receive a certain type of diagnostic test such as an x-ray, CT scan, or an MRI. If you are seeking treatment for your shoulder pain, a qualified chiropractor can offer you the following treatment options:
- Adjustments: One of the most common ways chiropractors treat shoulder pain is by making gentle adjustments. This involves the use of a speeder board, drop table piece, and/or reflex-type hammer tool, and manual readjustments to gently adjust your joints and ligaments.
- Posture Adjustments: Although having your shoulder area adjusted by a chiropractor can provide you with immediate and long-lasting relief, if you have bad posture, the benefits of these adjustments will also be short-lived. In this case, a qualified chiropractor may need to also work with you on ways to fix your posture to reduce the likelihood of re-injury.
- Exercises/Physical Therapy: Lastly, your chiropractor may provide you with some exercises or stretches to help you maintain your shoulder health over time. In extreme cases, they may recommend you to a qualified physical therapist who can help you strengthen and readjust your posture over time.
Your Local Chiropractic Center
If you live in the Lakeville or St. Paul area, Lake Marion Chiropractic Center is a great option for shoulder pain treatment. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help fix your shoulder pain in the short-term as well as help maintain your shoulder over time.