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Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Avoid Shoulder Surgery?

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Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Avoid Shoulder Surgery?

Shoulder pain is surprisingly ordinary, with a lifetime prevalence of as much as 67%. That means that throughout a lifetime, roughly two-thirds of men and women will suffer from sore, aching shoulders, often accompanied by stiffness or a reduced range of motion.

While surgery treats some shoulder pain, most people would prefer an alternative treatment that doesn’t come with the risks (and costs) of surgery or its prolonged recovery time. The good news is that chiropractic treatment can help relieve shoulder pain and restore joint function, meaning many people can avoid surgery.

At Kerinver Chiropractic, Josue Maysonet, DC, offers shoulder pain treatment using various techniques promoting natural healing responses. In this post, learn why shoulder pain happens and how chiropractic treatment can help relieve your symptoms without surgical intervention.

Basic shoulder anatomy

Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint composed of the rounded head or the upper arm bone (humerus) and the hollowed-out cuplike socket in the scapula (shoulder bone). A third bone called the clavicle (your collarbone) also forms part of the shoulder anatomy.

A series of tendons, ligaments, and muscles hold the joint together, including the rotator cuff,

a group of muscles and tendons that support shoulder movement and joint stability. The complex anatomy of the shoulder makes it the most mobile joint in your body. It also means there are lots of ways for shoulder pain to occur.

Common causes of shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can have lots of causes, including traumatic, degenerative conditions, or overuse and strain injuries. Some of the most common types of shoulder pain are caused by:

  • Muscle strain
  • Arthritis
  • Overhead activities
  • Fractures or dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bone spurs
  • Frozen shoulder (chronic inflammation and stiffness)

Some types of shoulder pain, like muscle strains, can be treated with a period of rest, along with over-the-counter medicines and the application of ice and heat. Other shoulder problems are more serious and require a more proactive or aggressive approach.

Chiropractic treatment for nagging shoulder pain

Some shoulder injuries require surgery — specifically injuries like shoulder fractures and dislocations. But there are other injuries where chiropractic treatment can help you restore pain-free shoulder function without surgical intervention.

Dr. Maysonet’s experience in chiropractic treatments specifically addresses shoulder pain and joint injuries. Many types of shoulder pain are associated with inflammation, irritation, and nerve compression. In these cases, chiropractic adjustment can be very beneficial in relieving pain and restoring mobility.

Other types of shoulder pain respond to massage and deep-tissue techniques focused on improving circulation and reducing inflammation. We customize your treatment plan to your shoulder injury, activity level, and other factors to help you heal quickly.

As with any joint or soft-tissue injury, shoulder problems respond best to early treatment. Dr. Maysonet promotes natural healing to help mend damaged tissues and improve shoulder movement so you can feel better without surgery.

Relief for your shoulder pain and stiffness

Don’t let shoulder pain keep you from enjoying your favorite activities. To learn how chiropractic treatment can help resolve your shoulder problems without surgery, request an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Kerinver Chiropractic in Kissimmee and Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida, today.