The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result, it is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions. Pain and stiffness in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. 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 and pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening.
Fortunately, Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective for most shoulder conditions. The Doctor will begin with an evaluation of the spine, concentrating on the neck and upper back region. These regions are the areas that 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.
Additional therapies like ultrasound, exercise or electrical muscle stimulation are often utilized at our office in conjunction with Chiropractic care to help ensure a fast recovery. Whether the pain is originating from the spine or is actually caused by damage to the shoulder joint or muscles we will find and diagnose the problem. Chiropractic care is usually the best option for pain relief and effective treatment. Schedule your appointment and treatment today with our Dunmore or Dickson City team!.