Shoulder pain is a very common complaint in chiropractic practice. It affects many people because there are many causes, ranging from an injury like a car accident, to a chronic problem like arthritis. In the past 15 years Dr. James Lee of Austin Chiropractic has examined thousands of patients who experience shoulder pain. These patients are surprised by the intensity and duration of the pain in their shoulder. The shoulder area is so essential for completing daily activities, the sooner you get appropriate care the quicker the pain will cease and allow you to go back to your normal activities. More importantly, by addressing the problem immediately, the less likely you are to get a recurrent and chronic problem.
If you are unsure of the cause of your shoulder pain, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, you should seek Chiropractic care. Treatment of these conditions must be directed at the specific cause of your problem in order to be effective. Therefore, it is important for the Chiropractor to accurately diagnose the problem before any treatment can start.
Shoulder pain and Chiropractic care go hand in hand because Chiropractic care can be an extremely effective treatment for shoulder pain regardless of its cause. Chiropractors seek to treat shoulder pain with the most gentle and natural methods possible. The ultimate goal of chiropractic care for shoulder pain is to bring the patient’s shoulder back to full function while reducing and eliminating the pain caused by the injury.
Just remember, resting and taking OTC or prescribed painkillers is not a treatment that is likely to help your shoulder in the long term.
Chiropractors are trained in medical diagnosis and one of the priorities in the examination is to rule out more serious medical conditions before any treatment can begin.
Dr. James Lee of Austin Chiropractic has many years of experience working with injured athletes shoulders and spine. At first Dr. Lee examines their overall health and its relationship to the spine. Secondly Dr. Lee adjusts the bones in the neck that encase the nerves for the shoulder in order to locate the source of the shoulder problem. Roughly 75% of shoulder injuries are related to neck injuries. It is always a good idea to visit a chiropractor prior to any surgery in hopes to avoid surgery.