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Shoulder Pain? Consider a Visit to Davie Chiropractor

February 5, 2016

 

Your shoulder has the largest range of motion of any joint in your body. But that only makes it more vulnerable to injury than other joints. It is surrounded by nerves, tendons, bursa and other tissues — any and all of which can all get irritated, ultimately causing you pain.

 

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, chiropractic treatment may be able to help. If you live in Davie, Florida, consider a visit to Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, headed by Dr. Zev Mellman.

 

The list of shoulder maladies is long. You can shift your shoulder out of alignment, which makes the muscles and ligaments pull differently. You can injure your rotator cuff – it can be inflamed or torn, or impinge on a tendon.

An irritated nerve in your neck can cause pain in your shoulder, as can overuse by people in occupations like painting that require repetitive overhead motions. Then there’s frozen shoulder, in which tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and the shoulder becomes difficult to move.

 

Finally, active and aging adults are prone to shoulder impingement syndrome. This compromises blood flow and causes tendon tissue to fray, much like a rope does.

 

A study reported in the August 2015 issue of The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics offers evidence that chiropractic is effective in treating spinal, hip and shoulder pain.

 

The study sample included 403 patients who had seen MDs and 316 patients who had seen DCs [doctors of chiropractic] as initial health care providers for their complaint. Conclusion: “Spinal, hip, and shoulder pain patients had clinically similar pain relief, greater satisfaction levels, and lower overall cost if they initiated care with DCs, when compared with those who initiated care with MDs.”

 

Chiropractors are experts on the musculoskeletal system, including the shoulder. If you present with shoulder pain, your chiropractor will also examine your spine, elbow, wrist and hands to understand how everything works together. That way, the chiropractor can determine where the problem originated: Does the pain come from a bony problem, is it caused by arthritis or a bone spur, or is there a soft tissue problem in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments?

The chiropractor will adjust both your shoulder and your spine. After all, the nerves supplying the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues originate in the neck. So if your shoulder hurts, your chiropractor should check your neck for spinal misalignments – vertebrae shifted out of position. Restoring proper movement in the spine can assist with proper nerve function in the shoulder area.

 

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, consider a visit to Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, which specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), whose focus is optimal spine and posture changes, designed to lead to a significant decrease in your shoulder pain or other musculoskeletal symptoms.

 

Chiropractic BioPhysics is the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center in Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, Florida, is among only a handful of chiropractic centers specializing in CBP.

 

If you live in the Davie, Florida, area, contact us today for a complimentary chiropractic consultation to see if you qualify for corrective care.

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