If you suffer from shoulder tightness or muscle strain chances are it may be related to the neck and mid back. You can find shoulder-pain relief through chiropractic and massage therapy. Spinal and shoulder joint manipulation as well as soft-tissue manipulation improves range of motion, reduces pain and improves function in people with shoulder pain.
Chiropractic spinal and shoulder adjustments can improve posture by helping to balance muscle tone and reduce pain patterns. By increasing neck and shoulder range of motion, there a significant decrease in re-injury. With more chronic types of shoulder pain or more severe cases we often employ various techniques of massage therapy and even acupuncture to assist with prompt relief.
Shoulder pain is often accompanied by pain radiating into the arm and sometimes the hand. This pain is noticed mostly at rest and can cause sleeplessness. There are too many causes to mention for this type of pain. We often find that work habits and even exercise habits to be the high on the list of causes. One thing is for sure that the longer the patient waits for treatment the longer it takes to eliminate the pain. As with all injuries and pain syndromes early intervention can save lots of time in the long run.
Joint stiffness represents changes in a joint that occur secondary to trauma (both new and old) and degenerative effects from the age of a joint. For many people “stiffness in the joints” is a very common occurrence as the body ages. Although some say this does not necessarily have to happen, you would have to be a highly trained athlete on the best anti-aging supplements to support that.
Joint stiffness is a natural occurrence with joint wear and tear. Arthritis however can advance joint stiffness and rheumatoid arthritis causes stiffness and degeneration at warp speed. Chiropractic care, joint manipulation or any form of movement of a joint helps to decrease the speed at which a joint degenerates.