Shoulder pain is something we rarely think about until it happens, and when it does, it reminds us how important our shoulders really are. Shoulder pain is a common occurrence and makes us wish we had taken better care of ourselves before it happened. Some reasons for shoulder pain are:
When your shoulders hurt, you may feel like a visit to your family physician is in order. This may be a good idea, but it should be done as the last step. A good place to begin is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor as this may be all that is needed to help shoulder pain.
Here at Advanced Spinal Care, we are able to successfully help our patients with shoulder pain. We focus on the top bones of the spine – the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis). These bones are susceptible to misalignment, and when they move out of place, they can wreak havoc on the entire body, causing all kinds of health issues to ensue, including shoulder pain. Why?
The head rests on the top of the spine and relies on the atlas and axis for support. If these bones are out of alignment, the body compensates for the weight of the head by shifting and twisting the spine. This causes muscles and joints to work improperly. If the shoulder muscles are becoming stressed, it can result in shoulder pain or an irritation of the joint.
We use a gentle method that encourages the bones of the neck to realign more naturally than popping or cracking them, causing less trauma to the neck and allowing for a longer-lasting adjustment. Many times, this is all that is necessary to see an improvement in or elimination of shoulder pain.
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