Do you suffer from: Pain when you move your shoulder? Trouble doing range of motion tasks? An aching in the shoulder joint? Difficulty in carrying objects? Pain when you sleep on your side?
Your shoulder joint is used in a number of different activities and should be highly mobile. That’s why if you have shoulder pain, it can severely impact much of what you do each day.
The shoulder joint includes ligaments, bones, muscles, tendons, and nerves, which can all be affected by injury.
Why do you have shoulder pain?
Often, shoulder pain is not a problem in the actual shoulder. It is usually caused by a postural problem or a problem with the whole body. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing shoulder pain, and our chiropractors can examine you thoroughly to determine the issue.
Usually, unless you have suffered from a physical injury or there is an underlying pathological problem, we find that shoulder pain is typically caused by imbalances in the posture or structure. Poor posture is the most common indicator of structural imbalances.
If your posture is slouched forward, that can cause pressure on your shoulder joint issue and increase the risk of pain and injury. If your shoulders are stuck in a forward position for extended periods of time, this creates rounded shoulders and puts your shoulders at more risk for injury. The strain that places on your shoulder joint can delay healing and exacerbate existing injuries.
Consider this example:
Try to put yourself in a proper, upright posture and raise your arms and extend them out to the side. From there, raise them above your head. Then, roll your shoulders forward and extend your posture forward and try doing the same motion with your arms. You will see that it is much more difficult to raise your shoulders in a smooth motion when you are in that forward posture.
What may be causing poor posture and shoulder pain:
- sitting or driving for too long
- poor back support
- a very soft mattress
- incorrect pillow height
- repetitive strain injury
- sporting injury or other trauma
What We Do
We start by looking for imbalances in the underlying structure that may lead to shoulder pain. This allows us to relieve pain and help give the shoulder back its normal range of motion.
To make this change happen, we use an advanced bio structural correction method. Through this method, we are working to improve your posture and fix structural imbalances in your body. With better posture, your body will feel better and move better.
Correcting posture over a period of time is called stabilisation.
When your posture is correct, your muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and bones experience less pressure. This can decrease pain and give you greater shoulder mobility. It allows the body to repair itself faster.