When people think of chiropractic care they tend to think of treatment for the lower back, neck, or headaches. What they may not be aware of is that chiropractors, using a variety of techniques, treat the whole musculoskeletal system. At Cleveland Chiropractic we treat plenty of shoulder pain.
The shoulder is a highly mobile joint, and with this mobility comes a higher chance of injury. Shoulder pain effects roughly one quarter of Australians in their life time.
The shoulder is made up of two joints, the Glenohumeral joint (Where the upper arm connects with the shoulder blade) and the Acromioclavicular joint (Where the shoulder blade meets the collar bone). The muscles of the shoulder (The rotator cuff) and the connective tissues are what give the joint most of its movement and stability.
Common shoulder issues we see
Rotator cuff related shoulder pain
- Neck and arm pain
- Pinched nerve
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Poor posture
- Injury to the area
- Inflammation to the bursa or tendons
- Weakness / improper use of the muscles of the shoulder
At Cleveland Chiropractic we take a functional approach to care because there can be many factors involved in treating low back pain. First, we need to establish what is causing your pain and dysfunction. Orthopaedic, neurological, and functional movement examinations are performed to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Once we have an idea of what is going wrong, we will discuss and explain these findings with you. We want to create a treatment plan to get you moving well again ASAP and an environment where we can work together for the best possible outcome. Each treatment plan is tailored to the patient’s individual needs and will include not only your care at Cleveland chiropractic, but home rehabilitation exercises and lifestyle modifications needed to get you back on track.
Getting out of pain is great. But how do we keep it away? The final step is building a strong and healthy body, lowering your injury risk and building confidence within our patients to get back to moving well and achieving their goals.