Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity that there are only two of them!
Since the nerves that supply the shoulder and arm originate from the neck and upper spine, conditions such as Vertebral Dysfunction can commonly contribute to pain in the shoulder.
Our practitioners may be able to assist with a variety of shoulder conditions.
In order to determine the cause of your pain, we will conduct a full physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination of the shoulder, cervical and thoracic spine. You may be asked to perform shoulder range of motion and muscle strength tests. Where the pain is felt, both at rest and during movement of the shoulder, provides important clues as to the cause of the shoulder pain. It may also be recommended to undergo specialized diagnostic tests such as XRay, Ultrasound and/or MRI scans.
Treatment of Shoulder Pain
Regardless of the cause, treatment of the shoulder area requires an experienced practitioner who can test the movements and structures of the shoulder and come to an accurate diagnosis of the problem. The initial objective of all shoulder injuries is to relieve pain and inflammation.
If you suffer from shoulder pain give us a call Platinum Chiropractic Centre (07) 49722786 Gladstone.