The shoulder is a complicated joint. It moves in many different directions, and it can be stubborn when it starts to become painful. Repetitive motion, strains and sprains, instability, dislocations, and pinched nerves can cause shoulder pain and tightness. These injuries can limit your range of motion and cause weakness and stiffness in the shoulder and arm. If shoulder pain goes untreated it can lead to further compensation and dysfunction in other areas of the body.
Some Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
- Spinal misalignments
- Extremity misalignment
- Muscular imbalance
- Repetitive motions
- Overhead work and activities
- Arthritic Changes
- Sports injuries
- Referral pain from an organ (stomach, gallbladder, ileocecal valve, heart, liver)
How We Can Help
We use state-of-the-art scanning technology to measure nervous system function and progress throughout a patients care. This scanning technology allows use to see what root causes are contributing to the patients symptoms. The scans are done during the first visit for every patient as well as at the end of treatment plans to compare and demonstrate changes that were made during their care. In addition, the initial consultation includes a detailed history and chiropractic examination. The history includes any past illnesses or problems experienced, the details of the current complaint, and social and family health. During the chiropractic examination a series of tests are performed for specific areas of the body; including the spine and any extremities deemed necessary by one of our chiropractors.
Our chiropractors use specialized techniques with an emphasis on SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique). Other techniques include Diversified, Gonstead and CMRT (Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique). Our doctors also have a background in soft tissue techniques (massage therapy) and training in fascial movement taping. Our client demographic is very diverse including families, pregnant women, infants/toddlers and athletes of all ages. Our athletes vary from young athletes, weekend warriors, college athletes and professional competing athletes.