Is shoulder pain interfering with your life? Dr. Philip Willner in Littleton, CO, is here to help you find the most effective and natural method for relief.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain
The phrase “carry the weight of the world on your shoulders” might not be meant to be taken literally, but your shoulders do, in fact, carry a lot of weight every day. From manual tasks to emotional stress, the shoulders are a prime target for tension, injuries, and pain from a variety of issues. When you’re plagued with shoulder pain, though, there is hope. Dr. Willner in Littleton, CO, shares how chiropractic care can help below.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Shoulder Pain?
Chiropractic care utilizes a combination of hard and soft tissue treatments to address various sources of pain – including shoulder pain. That’s because the body is a complex system of interworking components.
The alignment of your bones and joints is crucial. However, without addressing the soft tissues, bones can be pulled back out of alignment. Additionally, pain often stems from an issue in the soft tissues – especially in an area like the shoulder.
When you visit a chiropractor for shoulder pain, you can expect them to move your arm around to determine where the issue lies. If movement hurts your shoulder, be sure to let your chiropractor know. The goal is not to cause you more pain, so if the movement hurts, your chiropractor will adapt their approach to your needs.
After discovering the root cause of your pain, a personalized care plan will be developed. This plan will depend specifically on your needs, injury, and symptoms. It can include any, all, or a combination of the following and more:
- Adjustments to restore alignment
- Electrical stimulation to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow to the shoulder
- Myofascial trigger point release to release knots and trigger points that cause pain and restrict the range of motion
- Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce inflammation, pain, and more
- Range of motion stretches and exercises
Typically, techniques like electrical stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound are used prior to adjustments, as they can help chiropractors provide a more thorough adjustment. Trigger point therapy can be used before or alongside adjustments as these knots are detected.
Stretches and exercises will be utilized throughout treatment. Your chiropractor will work with you in the office and recommend movements you can do each day at home. These movements will help you heal and reduce the likelihood of shoulder pain in the future.
Don’t let shoulder pain hang around. Call (720) 283-8006 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Willner in Littleton, CO, and start your journey to relief.