You wake up one morning with a ‘stiff’ shoulder, assuming you slept on it ‘wrong’ and that it will put itself right in a few days, except that never quite happens. Or you have nagging shoulder pain that aches and annoys on a regular basis, but is never quite so painful that you feel the need to do very much about the problem except take an extra Advil.
If you are active it may be that you chalk up your shoulder pain to a little overexertion on the golf course, the tennis court or in that pick-up football game and assume whatever the problem is it will right itself soon. However ignoring, or making too light, of shoulder pain of any kind can be very unwise, to say the least..
The Problem with Shoulders
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. But this does also potentially make it one of the most unstable and vulnerable. There are dozens of things that can cause shoulder pain, from simple strains and muscle pain to damaged rotators cuffs, torn tendons and more. And many of these problems are not going to ‘go away on their own’, however much you’d like them to.
Shoulder pain can also be a symptom of another health problem. Herniated discs, trapped or pinched nerves, neck trauma and even a severe throat infection can lead to shoulder pain. Hunching over your desk five days a week (or more) and poor posture in general can easily lead to that nagging, aching shoulder pain we mentioned earlier as well. And in very rare cases persistent shoulder pain can even be a symptom of spinal or paraspinal infection or tumor.
So, however large or small the problem turns out to be, it is very important that it is addressed, diagnosed and then treated the right way. It may indeed turn out that you really did just sleep the wrong way, or you need to learn to sit up a little straighter at work, but isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?
Treating Shoulder Pain with Chiropractic Care
Just as there may be any number of reasons why you are suffering from shoulder pain there are many ways that it can be treated. Many common shoulder issues can, however, be effectively treated with a course of chiropractic treatment. But just what might such treatment to address shoulder pain in Overland Park, KS entail?
If you are not familiar with a good one, a chiropractor is a lot more than ‘a doctor who cracks backs’. A chiropractor examines and diagnoses a patient before any treatment begins and then it is often a combination of chiropractic care and other gentle measures that will not only help address and treat the problem in the present but, in some cases, help it from recurring again. And no, chiropractic treatment does not have to hurt, or look and feel like some form of medieval torture!
By utilizing, as Dr. Nigus, Overland Park, KS chiropractor does, a technique known as Specific Prone, adjustments are gentler, but still just as effective. And these treatments, along with other conservative measures – like relearning those posture techniques your mother tried to teach you years ago or making slight adjustments to your game, whatever it might be – could lead to the shoulder pain-free days you’ve been hoping for.
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