Dubuque Shoulder Pain Care

Most people who go for chiropractic care seek treatment for neck or back pain. However, chiropractors are not limited to only taking care of the spine. Most chiropractors are trained to adjust and treat extremities including the knees, toes, and shoulders. The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It is surrounded by nerves, tendons, bursa and other tissues that can all be irritated and cause people shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can either be caused by the irritation of the surrounding tissues or by joint irritation. Chiropractic care for shoulder pain relief can often be achieved through adjustments and other treatments.

Shoulder Point Pain

Even with all that tissue surrounding and supporting the shoulder joint, the tendons, muscles or ligaments around the joint can stretch and tear causing shoulder pain as well. This is due to the shoulder joint shifting out of alignment causing the muscles and ligaments to pull differently than before, which can lead to muscle spasms, inflammation and pain.

Shoulder Adjustments in Iowa

Chiropractors can perform gentle adjustments to the shoulder in order to distract the joint or shift it forward or backward, depending on the symptoms the patient is experiencing. Adjusting the shoulder may involve the use of a speeder board, drop table piece, reflex-type tool or just a manual adjustment. Additionally, having the neck and upper back adjusted will also help relieve shoulder pain, as discomfort in the neck and upper back muscles refer to pain in the shoulder joint.

Treating shoulder pain may also include changing your work station or the way you sit at work to allow for correct posture throughout the day. Jobs that involve long periods of sitting can lead to postural syndrome, in which the shoulders roll forward and in towards the chest while the upper back slouches forward. The head also projects forward at the chin and centers over the chest. In order to achieve correct body posture, the ears must be lined up over the shoulders as the shoulders are down, relaxed, and back. The upper and mid-back must also be in line with the lower back and hips in order to achieve correct posture.

Shoulder Exercise

Additionally, specific shoulder exercises can help strengthen the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff. Simple shoulder exercises can help warm up the shoulder tissues before a work out. Other exercise, such as using rubber tubing bands, can provide various resistances to strengthen specific rotator muscles. In the case of postural syndrome, strengthening the external rotators, rhomboid muscles, and lower traps is beneficial in correcting posture and relieving pain.

At Ideal Chiropractic Health Center, we offer corrective exercise services that provide our valued patients with a plan to exercise based on their unique body and needs. These exercises are designed by the professionals at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center to help safely strengthen and correct the unique issues faced by each of our patients. Our corrective exercises will strengthen shoulders to help relieve the uncomfortable pain you are experiencing. Corrective exercises for the shoulder are also complemented well with our spinal adjustments. Corrective exercise combined with chiropractic adjustments is an excellent method for safely recovering from shoulder pain. Contact Ideal Chiropractic Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa to schedule your corrective exercise appointment today!