Your Irving Chiropractor Can Treat Your Shoulder Pain
When we think of a chiropractor, we envision a health care professional who treats conditions of the neck, lower back and spine, but chiropractic care and treatment can also benefit patients with shoulder pain. Our Irvine chiropractor, Dr. Gary Martin, also helps patients with relief of shoulder pain, and he offers a variety of healing options.
Why Shoulders are Vulnerable to Injury
Your shoulders work hard for you throughout the day. They consist of a complicated network of bone, muscles, ligaments and nerves with the rotator cuff inside the bony structure. That cuff endures most of the shoulder movement and strain. All of that, plus the daily stress that we put on our shoulder joints contributes to instability, especially with people who participate in athletics or work with their arms. Because our shoulders are freely moving ball and socket joints that have a wide range of motion, they're vulnerable to strain, inflammation and pain.
What Causes Shoulder Injuries and Pain?
The muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves inside our shoulders can become injured by repetitive motion, excessive strain or even slipping and falling or tripping and falling. Swimmers, baseball and football players and anybody else who uses their upper body strength repetitively throughout the day cause increased stress on their shoulders. Construction workers, mechanics for large vehicles, warehouse workers and motor vehicle accident victims can also suffer shoulder pain and discomfort.
Can a Chiropractor Treat Shoulder Pain?
Chiropractic care and treatment can relieve shoulder pain while improving a patient's range of motion and improving the overall function of the joint. Chiropractors are highly trained in manipulating joints. Proper manipulation of the shoulder joint works to relieve shoulder pain that is caused by the rotator cuff. Electronic muscle stimulation, myofascial release, ultrasound, ischemic compression technique and a home exercise program can also help in tandem to relieve shoulder pain. Nearly all patients can benefit from some or most of these modes of shoulder pain therapy well.
Visit with Us
If you're suffering through acute or chronic shoulder pain, arrange for a visit with us here in Irvine. We'll take a detailed medical history from you and perform a detailed physical examination. After that, we'll formulate a treatment plan that we believe will best address your shoulder pain and discomfort. You can call us at 949-793-7068, or you can use our online contact form. Our new patient forms are even available online, so they can be completed in the privacy of your home or place of work. Chiropractic treatment is a great way to reduce shoulder pain and increase overall functionality of the joint. Contact Irvine chiropractor, Dr. Gary Martin about your shoulder pain today.