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Shoulder pain is a common problem. In fact, shoulder problems sent 7.5 million Americans to the doctor in 2006. Shoulder issues can be quite uncomfortable and decrease the quality of your life, preventing you from working, taking care of your family, or engaging in your favorite hobbies.
The shoulder is a complex joint, with muscles, tendons and ligaments holding the three bones of the shoulder joint in place. Tendons are tough cord-like tissues that hold muscles onto bones; they help the muscles move the shoulder. Ligaments hold the three bones of the shoulder together to provide stability to the shoulder joint.
Injury or disease that affects the soft tissues of the muscles, tendons, or ligaments of the shoulder can cause shoulder pain. The soft tissue of the shoulder tends to break down with age, and this breakdown can cause pain. Overuse of the shoulder joint can accelerate the age-related breakdown of soft tissue. Joint irritation may also cause shoulder discomfort.
While ligaments usually hold the shoulder joint securely in place, bones of the shoulder joint can shift out of alignment, causing the associated muscles, ligaments and tendons to pull differently. Misalignment, then, can lead to muscle spasms, inflammation, and pain.
Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Life Center PLC treats patients in Livonia, Westland and surrounding areas – our Livonia and Westland chiropractor treats many patients with a number of conditions causing shoulder pain. These conditions may include:
Our chiropractor in Livonia performs a variety of treatments that bring pain relief to patients suffering from shoulder pain. Treatments can include adjustments that return bones to their proper location, thereby reducing pain associated with strained soft tissue.
Treating shoulder discomfort may also include returning bones of the spine to their proper position. Many of the muscles that control the shoulder connect to the bones of the upper spine. Misaligned bones of the spine also pull on muscles and tendons to cause shoulder pain, so realignment of these bones alleviates the pain. Chiropractic care melts away muscle spasms and reduces inflammation associated with shoulder problems.
Sometimes shoulder discomfort is the result of poor posture. Allowing your shoulders to slouch forward can strain muscles, for example, as can looking down at a digital device for long periods. Our chiropractor is glad to evaluate your posture then recommend tips and exercises to help you stand straighter.
Chiropractic care is an exceptional pain management approach, as it provides safe and effective relief from pain. Best of all, chiropractic care does not require invasive surgery or risky drugs.
If shoulder pain prevents you from enjoying your life, make an appointment with our chiropractor in Livonia. Contact Arbor Crossing Chiropractic Life Center PLC is conveniently located at 37625 Ann Arbor Road, Suite 111 in Livonia, MI. Make your appointment today by calling (734) 462-2262.
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