The shoulder joint is a freely moving joint which makes it susceptible to certain injuries.
At our Centennial Colorado chiropractic clinic, we treat patients young and old, including athletes, who are experiencing shoulder pain.
As an alternative form of medicine we take a different approach than some other medicine professionals when treating shoulder pain.
The Initial Evaluation of Shoulder Pain
We use our spinal scanning device to measure muscle tension, which direction the muscles are pulling, and if there is heat and inflammation present with the shoulder injury.
We also evaluate x-rays to see how the nerves are functioning and firing. As you age, the disc space between your vertebrae shrinks and impedes the nerves’ ability to function and fire correctly.
How the Shoulder Joint Works
The nerve controls the joint’s function, mobility, and muscles.
We evaluate the location where the shoulder pain, as well as adjoining structures, including the shoulder joint, collar bone and shoulder blade. We will focus beyond the area of pain from the spine to the structures adjoining the shoulder.
Most patients with shoulder pain will have a limited range of motion as they stand straight and rotate their neck to look over their shoulder. A full range of motion allows you to look directly over your shoulder. Most people only have half of that range of motion as they look in either direction.
When your range of motion from your neck impeded, the nerves from your spine cannot fire correctly through the shoulder and arm.
Treating Shoulder Pain with our Computerized Instrument Adjustment
We have a computerized instrument adjustment that delivers 12 gentle oscillating taps per second, available at the clinic to treat various conditions including shoulder pain, by improving the range of motion so that nerves can fire correctly. Our chiropractors will place the instrument on the cervical spinal column, as well as the muscles that surround the shoulder, and lead you through the full range of motion of the shoulder while the instrument gently taps. The chiropractor will lead you through the full range of shoulder motion including internal and external rotation, abduction, flexion and extension.
Most patients need a few treatments to their treat shoulder pain, as each treatment progressively decreases muscle tension, range of motion improves, and nerves begin to fire correctly again, and ultimately decreasing pain.