Shoulder Pain Treatment at Green Apple Wellness Center
It's so easy to take many routine physical motions for granted, including the countless activities that call for two working shoulders. When one or both of your shoulders develop a painful problem, you may find your quality of life severely diminished. Fortunately, there is shoulder pain relief available without the need for invasive surgery, thanks to the conservative treatment techniques offered here at Green Apple Wellness Center in Park City, UT.
Why Shoulder Pain Occurs
The shoulder isn't just a complex joint. In addition to the ball-and-socket glenohumeral joint, your shoulder also has an acromioclavicular joint that permits upward arm motion. The shoulder moves thanks to a collection of muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuff, aided by anti-friction structures called bursae. When any of these features suffers damage or inflammation, you experience shoulder pain.
Some of the more obvious causes of shoulder pain include sprained ligaments, torn muscles or tendons, and dislocation of the shoulder due to a violent impact injury. However, you can also experience chronic shoulder pain due to degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. Repetitive motion in your work or favorite sport can create chronic inflammation, especially if the joint components are even slightly out of alignment. Another painful problem, frozen shoulder, sometimes occurs after a shoulder has been immobilized for a long period.
Activator Technique, Massage Therapy, and Other Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Chiropractic adjustments using the Activator technique can bring shoulder joint components back into the desired alignment. The Activator technique employs a spring-loaded instrument for gentler, more accurate adjustments than manual chiropractic care can provide. If soft tissue inflammation or injury plays a major role in your shoulder pain, our chiropractor may also prescribe a course of massage therapy and/or physical therapy.
Your holistic healing or pain management plan may include state-of-the-art technologies as well as traditional modalities. For instance, we may recommend cold laser therapy for shoulder pain. This painless technique directs laser light through your skin to ailing or injured tissues in the shoulder joint, accelerating the healing process while also easing pain.
Ask Our Park City Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain Relief
You don't have to go through life suffering from shoulder pain or limited shoulder mobility. Our Park City chiropractor wants to serve as your source for shoulder pain relief. Call (435) 513-0983 today!