Shoulder injuries are a common source of concern for chiropractic patients. These people will describe difficulty with reaching overhead or behind their back, or an inability to move their shoulder beyond a certain range due to pain or the shoulder feeling “stuck”.
The shoulder is a very complex region of the body comprised of many muscles, nerves, and joints. Shoulder pain may be due to problems with any of these structures, or it can be referred pain from the neck.
Shoulder problems and injuries commonly stem from poor posture, and thus treatment will often focus on correcting posture and biomechanical imbalances as well as decreasing pain and inflammation. This way, not only is the pain improved, but the chances of recurrence are greatly lowered.