Shoulder Pain can be very challenging and for good reason. Just when progress is made the patient, through no fault of their own, does something to set themselves back. This is because we are constantly using our shoulders. For example, when we pick up a young child, when we put on our shoes and even when we make a cup of tea or coffee.
The shoulder is vulnerable to injury as it is a freely moving joint while others are limited in their motion. There is much soft tissue in the shoulder including ligaments, tendons and muscles. Each of these has the tendency to be compromised by improper motion or overuse.
These ligaments, tendons and muscles all work together to create the movement and strength required for proper function, making diagnosis of the troubled area more difficult. The good news is that we have seen thousands of patients with shoulder pain and over time and most have responded positively.
It can be a long journey back to normality but as with all health problems the cause of the pain must be found and corrected.
To help find the cause of your pain we offer the following:
- Full Consulatation with a Doctor of Chiropractic
- Through Examination with Neurological, Orthopeadic & Blood Pressure Tests
- Spinal Scans
- Digital Foot Scans
- Postural Analysis
- X-Rays (if necessary)
- A Detailed Verbal Report of our Findings and a thorough explanation of the X-Rays
After this, you should know more about your body and the problems you are experiencing.
Whether you go ahead with treatment is as always entirely your decision. If the care you require is outside of our scope, we will recommend you to the relevant healthcare professional.
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Robert A Leach., The Chiropractic Theories A Textbook of Scientific Research 4 Edition p. 369 Adhesive Capsulitis
Krenner, Bernard J., DC. CCSP, FLAMA and Fung, James J.R. BSc, DC ‘Shouldering the Burden’ ‘Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, August 2003.’
The efficacy of conservative treatment in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears – Meltem Baydar, Elif Akalin, Ozlem El, Selmin Gulbahar, Cigdem Bircan, Ozgur Akgul, et al. in Rheumatology International (2009)