Most people don’t give their shoulders much thought, that is until they begin to hurt. Shoulder pain is a very common complaint. Once they begin to give a person trouble, one realizes that he should have been taking better care of them throughout the years. The most common reason for shoulder pain has to do with overusing the shoulders or using them for abnormally.
The first step with someone experiencing shoulder pain may be to visit his medical doctor. While this is not a bad idea, it may be best to save it as a last resort. There may a better, more natural option to care for shoulder pain than treating it with prescription drugs. What is this?
Upper Cervical Chiropractors and Shoulder Pain
At Johnson Spinal Care, we try to find the root cause of a patient’s shoulder pain. This begins by examining the upper neck vertebrae. Often, we see that a misalignment of the atlas or axis bone (the top two bones of the neck) are the cause of a number of problems throughout the body, one of which is shoulder pain. This is due to the fact that the head may no longer rest properly on the body if a misalignment occurs in the neck. Therefore, the body must compensate for the tilting of the head, causing one shoulder to become higher than the other. This results in an imbalance in a person’s posture which can lead to using abnormal muscles in the shoulders. Pain is the end result.
Once we find the misalignment in a patient, we work with him to outline an adjustment plan to help get him back on track. We do not use popping twisting of the spine to correct the problem, rather we use a gentle, scientific method that helps the body to realign itself in a more natural way. After realignment, the body should have the chance to heal, and the shoulders may begin to function at their optimum once again.
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com