What causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain can arise from multiple different structures in the shoulder, neck, upper back or due to poor posture.
Shoulders are a common area for injuries or trauma to affect due to the amount of use we use our arms and shoulders in day-to-day life.
What can go wrong with the shoulder:
– Muscle or tendon strain
– ligament sprain
– Frozen shoulder
– Brachial plexus injury
Conditions such as these will require medical assessment from your doctor to ensure you get the best care alongside chiropractic care.
Other areas often refer to pain, tingling or numbness in the shoulder due to nerves or muscles radiating away from the dysfunction site.
Muscles such as the scalenes, pecs and lats refer to the shoulder and are often impacted by hunched-over posture and text neck.
How can chiropractors help with shoulder pain?
Chiropractic Techniques include:
– Trigger point therapy of tight and weak muscles around the shoulder
– Massage of the surrounding tissues
– Mobilisation of the shoulder joints
– Adjustments of the shoulder joints
– Neck and upper back adjusting
Chiropractors can also recommend stretches and exercises to release the tight muscles and help strengthen the area to reduce recurring issues and improve your posture.
Some home exercises include:
– Pec stretches
– Wall angel hold
– Upper trap stretches
– Resistance band training