Approximately seven and a half million people throughout the United States visit a Chiropractor to treat some form of shoulder pain each year. This is due to the complexity of your shoulder joints, as they are the most flexible, intricate, and mobile joint in your body.
Because of their flexibility, you are able to almost effortlessly perform various activities and movements that help carry you throughout your personal and professional life. Conversely, your shoulder joints are also extremely fragile and the same reasons why they are able to move so fluidly are also why they are susceptible to pain and injuries.
If you injure your shoulder in an accident or suffer from chronic pain, contact our Conyers Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation.
Both of your shoulders are made of three unique bones, which are the:
They also contain connecting ligaments and approximately twenty autonomous muscles. The Glenohumeral Joint is known as your main shoulder joint and is connected by your Rotator Cuff, which consists of other ligaments and groups of muscles. Most new patients who seek treatment for shoulder pain do so because of problems with their Rotator Cuffs, which can be caused by trauma, imbalances in your muscles, or from the friction of the tissue surrounding your shoulder joint.
If you are heavily involved with some type of sport or exercise routine that requires repetitive use of your shoulders, such as tennis or golf, overuse can cause your muscles to become overly strained or even torn. However, if you are also the type to find yourself slouching throughout your day, perhaps because of your occupation, you are also at risk for developing imbalances in your shoulder muscles, which can lead to dysfunction in your joints.
Your Conyers Chiropractor will need to correct the imbalance of muscle tissue with either soft tissue or electrotherapy modalities in order to properly restore mobility to the shoulder joints and adjust any misalignments that are connected to your spine. Most of our Chiropractors will also recommend some unique form of rehabilitative exercises that will help support the recovery process.
Our staff of professional, fully-accredited Chiropractors makes scheduling an appointment easy with 24/7 access and same-day appointments. If you are suffering from hip pain or a particular condition, leaving it untreated will cause your pain to continue and might lead to long-term conditions. Talk to one of our licensed Chiropractors by calling (404) 602-0386 today.