Shoulder pain is not uncommon, because your shoulder is one of the most mobile and used joints in your whole body? It provides a wide range of mobility and because of this, it’s fairly common for it to be strained or have other types of soreness. If you begin experiencing shoulder difficulty, don’t ignore it. The faster you can manage it with the appropriate therapy, the better your healing result will be.
Your chiropractor will need to get good information from you, including how you injured it, how long it’s been hurting you, and the activity you’re doing when it bothers you. He will then need look at the findings of your exam and make a diagnosis. From that point, a treatment plan will be determined. This plan will depend on several factors, but the most important factor is the root cause of the pain. This could be problems like tears in your rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, neck pain that is referred to the area of the shoulder, and even issues like tendinitis, arthritis and avascular necrosis. These are big terms, but they are important in getting to the root of your pain.
Let’s talk about some of the basics of treating pain in your shoulder. These methods would be the first line of defense and will usually bring positive results, without other more invasive treatment needed.
Common Shoulder Pain Treatment
Rest. This is perhaps the thing you hear the most with any type of illness or injury: Get some rest! But it is true and you should do just that as much as your lifestyle will allow. However, when it comes to pain in your shoulder, too much rest can cause frozen shoulder and other issues, so a few days of rest is appropriate for a swollen or painful shoulder problem.
Physical Therapy.Combined with medical treatment, physical therapy has high success rates. It involves the use of hot and cold treatment to the affected areas, followed by exercises to increase range of motion. These exercises will be light and passive at first and will later increase to resistant exercises as you regain muscle integrity and strength.
Chiropractic Careis an Effective Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Chiropractic Care.Alternative techniques that involve a hands-on approach to relieving shoulder pain and range of motion would fall into this category and chiropractic care is effective for shoulder pain. It uses spinal adjustments that target the entire nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Chiropractors will also be more concerned with the overall health of the patient, and will address any other areas in the person’s lifestyle, like nutrition or exercise, that contribute toward the problem.
If you are suffering from this type of pain, there are lots of things to try before you go rushing into surgery. Ask your chiropractor about these therapy options and give them a fair shake and time to work. It might take a little patience, but it’s worth it to get good results without surgery!
Call us today to find out how we can help you if you suffer from pain.
Carolina Wellness & Rehab
1211 48th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577