“It Feels Like It’s Ripping Apart”
Shoulder Pain is common.
This is mainly due to the nature of the shoulder joint itself. It has the most range of motion in the body.
Think of all of the ways your shoulder can move.
Whether you’re reaching across the table for something or scratching the itch on your back, your shoulders allow for so much movement.
Many suffer from shoulder pain due to the large amount of motion.
A research article noted that between 16% and 26% have reported experiencing shoulder pain. It is also the 3rd most common muskuloskeletal reason for going to the doctor.
We’ve found that there are 3 major reasons for shoulder conditions:
Rotator Cuff injuries
The shoulder blade has a number of muscles that attach to it. These are called the rotator cuff muscles.
They extend from the scapula around to the arm. These muscles become stressed due to rolled in shoulders and tight chest muscles. Because of this, the muscles are primed for injury.
Rotator cuff tears can be commonly seen in repetitive activities. Reaching forward or pulling motions can become extremely uncomfortable.
The ligaments or bursa within the shoulder can become impinged. This can lead to irritation and inflammation. Once this occurs, pain may be experienced.
This type of injury can be seen with over head repetitive activities.
In addition, things like reaching back or overhead can become painful. Scratching your back or tucking in a shirt can be extremely uncomfortable.
There are many factors in regards to shoulder blade stability.
Due to the nature of our habits, we tend to have dysfunctions. Our chest muscles become tight, and our upper traps become tense.
Unfortunately, other muscles around the scapula can become weak. This can lead to improper shoulder mechanics. In addition, winging of the scapula can often be seen.
Due to the improper firing of the muscles, the instability can lead to a number of shoulder injuries.
Chiropractic Can Help
Structural and neurologically based chiropractic care focuses on improving the function of the body.
Targeting areas of the spine that have a direct impact on the shoulder can be effective. This can be found in areas such as the base of the neck or upper back.
There are times when addressing the shoulder joint can help. However, having proper spinal and nerve function is crucial for overall improvement.
Chronic pain can be difficult. Chiropractic care can help you begin the journey to health and recovery.
To see how Intero Chiropractic can help you, schedule your appointment today!