• 11 MAR 15
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    Is shoulder pain affecting your life?

    If the answer to that question is ‘yes’, then you are in good company indeed. Pain originating in the shoulder, or referred from the upper back and neck, felt in the shoulder, is one of the most common problems treated by chiropractors these days.

    This is generally down to our lifestyle, and especially with the common use of mobile phones for gaming etc, which cause us to spend a lot of our time during the day looking down, hunched over our precious gadget!

    Of course, it’s not all about mobile phones and gaming, as shoulder pain can be caused by many other factors, even poor posture, or sleeping in an odd position. If you work at a computer for extensive lengths of time, then the way you are sitting at your desk could have a lot to do with it, and you might not even realise you’re doing it. Overuse, causing tendonitis, general lifestyle factors, sudden injury, and ongoing medical problems, such as arthritis, all have a part to play in causing shoulder pain, amongst many other individual reasons.

     How can chiropractic help?

    Shoulder pain is a niggly kind of pain, an irritating, almost tooth-ache kind of feeling, which is felt on movement and sometimes on rest. Before any treatment is carried out, a chiropractor will go forward with a full assessment of the spine, shoulder, and all the way down the arm to the hands, in order to find out exactly what is causing the problem. It’s no good throwing treatment at a problem when you don’t have a proper diagnosis as to what the real issue is. You wouldn’t treat acute appendicitis with painkillers, and shoulder pain equally should be assessed and treated accordingly, just like any other medical problem.

    Once happy that chiropractic is the way to go, the treatment can begin, and this will take the form of gentle manual manipulation to the spinal area, helping to check that nerves running along the spine to the area causing the pain are free and not trapped. Muscles, tendons, joints and nerves are freed up during this treatment, and when used in conjunction with ongoing exercises to be done by yourself, as well as other lifestyle modifications, such as proper posture etc, the pain can be managed effectively, and the problem will hopefully disappear.

    Basically, chiropractic helps stop a shoulder pain problem from turning into something you have to live with long-term.

    How can I get help?

    If you are suffering from a niggly shoulder pain which has lasted a more than a few days, and/or it is causing you limited motion, problems with movement, swelling or raised temperature in the area, then all the practice now on 03 9095 7990 to arrange an appointment and discuss your circumstances and possible treatment options.

    Chiropractic has helped thousands of people manage their pain issues, and with an individual-focused, holistic approach to pain management, identifying the issue and treating accordingly, chiropractic could be the option you’ve been looking for.

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