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How Chiropractic Treatment Can Relieve Your Neck & Shoulder Pain

Before any chiropractic treatment begins, the cause of your shoulder pain will be diagnosed to determine what the exact treatment plan should be. Many types of shoulder pain occur because of damage to the muscles or joints in the vicinity of the shoulder, all of which can be treated with chiropractic care. The pain that you’re experiencing may originate along your cervical spine or in the triceps muscle that’s found in your upper arm. It’s also possible that an injury to the subscapularis muscle below your shoulder blade has brought about the pain that you’re going through.

Because your mid back, neck, and shoulder joint are all part of a similar kinetic chain in your body, issues that stem from the dysfunction of one or more of these areas can cause additional problems and injuries around your neck or shoulder that lead to shoulder pain. If the chiropractor on hand is having issues with identifying the cause of your pain, an x-ray, MRI, or similar type of imaging scan may be provided to help with the diagnosis. Once a complete and thorough diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan will be created that’s specific to your exact needs. The Doctor will likely provide you with some rehabilitation exercises and stretches that you can perform to help relieve your pain. Stretching the tendons and muscles can be highly effective at reducing the amount of pain and inflammation that you’re experiencing. The same is true with rehabilitation exercises.

Health Benefits Provided By Chiropractic Care

Even though chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment, this type of treatment has proven to be very effective at providing a wide range of benefits relating to many injuries around the shoulder and within the shoulder girdle. The reduction of pain and discomfort is the most obvious benefit that will invariably occur if you’re found to be a good candidate for chiropractic care.

By directly addressing the cause of the pain, you should begin to experience some pain relief even after a single treatment session. Decreased inflammation should also occur. Many injuries to the shoulder result in swelling and inflammation, the presence of which typically causes pain to worsen. The reduction of swelling in your shoulder should lessen your discomfort. Other health benefits to look forward to include improved flexibility, enhanced range of motion, and better muscle tone and strength in the treated area.