Suffering From Shoulder Pain?
Do you have shoulder pain in Franklin? The shoulder complex is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result, is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions. The causes of shoulder pain are endless, but some of the most common reasons for pain in the shoulder include, neck and upper back problems, arthritis in the shoulder complex, abnormal motor patterns causing aberrant motion, participation in athletic events, and automobile accidents. Our Franklin chiropractic clinic can help.
Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain or abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, any injury to the area should be taken seriously and treated appropriately. Even the most minor injuries should be treated early to help prevent it worsening.
Some symptoms of a shoulder injury or condition are more pronounced than others. Therefore, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully. Symptoms indicating the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex include; shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week, shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently, difficulty raising your arm above your head, trouble or pain when carrying objects, pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening, any obvious signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling, or an unusual snapping or clicking sensation in the joint during movement.
As is true with most conditions, the most effective treatment is dependent on the exact cause of the problem. Therefore, obtaining an accurate diagnosis is a crucial step in the evaluation process. Franklin Family Chiropractic is fully equipped and trained on the various techniques for diagnosing the cause of shoulder pain. Our Franklin chiropractors will utilize the clinical information provided from your history, advanced imaging techniques, and orthopedic procedures to determine the exact cause of your shoulder pain. The correct diagnosis will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Frozen Shoulder or Capsulitis (Wikipedia):
A condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually and worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.
As doctors of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, we can tell you that both we and our colleagues do not see many cases of ‘spontaneous resolution’.
This is Not a muscular issue and should not be treated as such.
Yes, you need to be ‘working out’ but the lack of doing so does not cause this to happen. It is an adhesion in the capsule and ligaments of the shoulder. When this happens you will feel like your shoulder is literally on lockdown. True frozen shoulder only happens over time or as the result of a direct trauma/surgery/casting. You do not ‘wake up one day with it’. If you do wake up one day with a sharp pain in your shoulder blade or a shoulder not moving properly, this can be helped with chiropractic adjustments but is not a true frozen shoulder.
Here is the deal, the sooner you can get ahold of this issue the better. It has nowhere good to go and regardless of what avenue you take, the longer you wait, the longer it will take to get better. The worst part about frozen shoulder is the loss of function in your life. The subtle changes over time have likely just led you to adjust your lifestyle until one day you can no longer adjust the external things. Now your whole arm is not working!
How chiropractic works with Frozen shoulder
At Franklin Family Chiropractic we are going to address the connective tissue component. This might mean a specific type of stretching that actually shortens the muscles first (ART being for the last 10% of the injury) and trigger point and ligament release. Understand, when ligaments are stretched they become strained, so they need pressures and release instead. And the shoulder itself needs adjusted when it is ready.
The brain tells the shoulder what to do. It does this by information from the nerves. Over time and repetitive habits, the body will send the information you ask it to and therefore behave accordingly. In order to reset the information to the shoulder, we must correct the cause of the information: incorrect habits and bad spinal mechanics. The shoulder is not isolated and should be treated as a part of the whole.
My favorite at home activity for frozen shoulder is holding a heavy object (in the old days a gallon milk carton) and letting the shoulder hang, thereby tractioning it.
Frozen shoulder is a complicated bio mechanical issue that can be helped and often resolved with a chiropractic care.
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this? What is the Quality of Life that you want to have? Who is on Team You? At Franklin Family Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body: Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there? It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach to live a better quality of life. Call Franklin Family Chiropractic Franklin TN: (615) 967-7585. Dr. Janelle S. Farris is here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
Shoulder Pain in Franklin
The most appropriate treatment for your shoulder pain is often dependent on its cause. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be effective for most shoulder conditions. Our chiropractors at Franklin Family Chiropractic will begin with an evaluation of the spine, concentrating on the neck region. The neck and upper back are the areas that all of the muscles and structures that control the shoulder joint originate from. If the communication between the nerves and the structures that they control is interfered with due to spinal misalignments, a cascade of problems can begin. In addition to the structures these nerves control, research has shown that many cases of shoulder pain are actually due to referred pain from the neck region.
If the shoulder pain persists following the correction of spinal misalignments, our doctors at Franklin Family Chiropractic are trained and have the experience necessary to provide adjustments to the shoulder complex. Additional manual and passive therapies are often utilized at our office in conjunction with the chiropractic care to help ensure a fast recovery.
In any event, whether the pain is originating from the spine or is actually caused by damage to the shoulder joint, chiropractic care can provide a non-invasive and effective treatment option for the condition. Contact Franklin Family Chiropractic in Franklin today to see if you can benefit from chiropractic care.
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