Let’s say you just started lifting weights seriously a couple months ago, and recently started having some aches and pains in your shoulder. You might be wondering what care options you have available to you.
There is a common misconception that chiropractors only treat people who suffer from back problems, but this isn’t true at all—they are also highly trained in treating and rehabilitating knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists, hands and feet. Any time you pay a visit to a chiropractor and are experiencing aches and pains, the doctor will perform a complete evaluation of the affected area to determine the kind of injury you may have sustained and the course of treatment that will be best suited to resolving your problem.
Often rehabilitation with manipulation and exercises may be deemed the best course of action. Sometimes the doctor may recommend an MRI or promptly refer you to a surgical specialist offer an opinion.
Here’s a brief overview of how a chiropractor in Naples, FL can help you recover from shoulder pain.
Chiropractic care for shoulder pain
Appointments with a chiropractor can be a great way to relieve some of the discomfort and swelling resulting from shoulder pain. Rehabilitation and various manipulation exercises are non-invasive and safe, and don’t come with the fears of addiction that prescription and over-the-counter pain medications carry.
Chiropractic adjustment involves reducing joint restrictions and misalignments in the spine or other joints found in the body. The goal is to reduce inflammation levels and ultimately improve the function of the nervous system and the affected joint. The result is increased mobility, improved nervous system function and better overall spinal health, giving your body a natural ability to better manage some of the symptoms resulting from shoulder pain.
It’s important to take care of your shoulder if you do start to experience pain, swelling, numbness or stiffness. The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, and is surrounded 13 muscles that cross the joint and by a variety of other tissues such as nerves, tendons and bursa, all of which can become irritated and cause pain depending on the type of injury or condition you have. The tendons help to attach the muscle to the bone, and the ligaments attach bone to bone.
There are four tendons in the rotator cuff, all of which originate from the back of the shoulder (close to the shoulder blade) and attach to make a circle around the glenoid fossa of the shoulder blade. The joint and the rotator cuff are strengthened by ligaments and cartilage. Therefore, a lot of chiropractic work done on this part of the body focuses on strengthening these tissues to better support the joints.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit from the services of a chiropractor in Naples, FL if you’ve been dealing with shoulder pain, we encourage you to contact the team at Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology today with any questions. We look forward to helping you get started on the road to recovery!