Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

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In Brooklyn healthcare centers, chiropractors work with other pain management experts to treat shoulder pain using a variety of modalities.


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2018 Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

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In Brooklyn healthcare centers chiropractors work with other pain management experts to treat shoulder pain using a variety of modalities. A common complaint shoulder pain refers to any pain that arises from the shoulder joint or from any of the surrounding muscles ligaments or tendons. As a ball-and-socket joint the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body and highly susceptible to injury. Repetitive movement of the joint strains accidents poor posture and degenerative conditions are the common reasons for shoulder pain. Chiropractic care is an effective nonsurgical treatment option for joint pain. In multispecialty healthcare centers in Brooklyn NYC chiropractors work with other pain management experts to treat patients with shoulder pain. Chiropractic treatment can ease the symptoms of the condition and improve joint mobility. Symptoms of Shoulder Pain Most problems associated with shoulder pain fall under main categories – injury arthritis and tendonitis/bursitis. Treatment of these conditions must be based on the specific cause of your problem to be effective. The following signs and symptoms require immediate treatment – ▪ Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days ▪ Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm ▪ Injury that causes deformity of the joint ▪ Inability to carry/hold objects or use the arm ▪ Unusual twinges or aches in the shoulder area ▪ Signs of an infection including fever redness warmth or swelling ▪ Pain that occurs at night or while resting ▪ Inability to raise the arm How Chiropractic Care Helps with Shoulder Pain The basic concept of chiropractic care is that the connected parts of the body affect each other and that an injury to any one part can may result or cause injury to another part as well. Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment is the main type of treatment in chiropractic care. In a reliable Brooklyn pain management center chiropractors work with a specialized team comprising physical therapists neurologists orthopedists and other pain management physicians to treat shoulder pain. Treatment will mainly depend on the location of the pain previous injuries and other important factors. To diagnose the root cause of the pain chiropractors will examine your shoulder and other interconnected joints. Further the state of all associated soft tissues like muscles tendons and ligaments will also be investigated. They may also conduct imaging tests such as MRI scan CT scan X- rays bone scans and blood tests. Once the root cause of the problem is identified the chiropractor will suggest suitable pain management modalities to address it.

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Chiropractic treatment focuses on spinal adjustment and treatment of surrounding structures to lower pain and restore mobility. Spinal adjustment is based on the fact that all the nerves that control the body originate from the spinal cord and therefore restoring the alignment of the spine can address joint pain. Evaluating the bone and soft tissue in the shoulder joint is another important step. A shoulder adjustment may be performed to address any injury and restore maximum movement. These manual adjustments can increase the mobility of the joint and make it easier for healing agents such as nutrients and oxygen to reach the affected area. In professional healthcare centers chiropractors may use the following therapies in conjunction with manual manipulation: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation TENS – TENS uses low-voltage electric stimulation that interacts with the sensory nervous system and reduces pain. Ice or heat therapy - Ice packs reduces inflammation and heat application loosens tissues thereby stimulating blood flow to the affected area. Physical therapy exercises – Therapeutic exercise programs such as gentle stretching strengthening aerobic and isometric exercises can improve shoulder functioning and increase strength flexibility and mobility. Nutritional counseling There are several self-care strategies you can try to prevent shoulder pain. Remain active and do simple activities or stretching exercises but avoid painful movements that hold your arm away from your body and above shoulder height. If you had previous issues with your shoulder use ice for about 15 minutes after exercising to prevent future injury. Also take adequate rest and avoid strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects. CALL US 718 769-2521

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