Shoulder Pain Chiropractor in Buckingham

At Aceso Family Chiropractic in Buckingham we provide specialist treatment to those with shoulder pain. Whether you are beginning to suffer pain in your shoulder and you want to nip it in the bud or you have been a long time sufferer, we may be able to help. So, if you’re in the Buckingham area, get in touch.

Types of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body and it has a number of muscles that control it, known as the rotator cuff. Some muscles that influence shoulder function extend down as far as the to the lower back and up into the neck. Many shoulder conditions occur because of a gradual overload on the shoulder, because of a malfunction of other areas. In these cases, the chiropractor often finds problems in the neck and upper back and it is important that these areas are also treated to allow the shoulder to heal properly.

Shoulder pain is often also associated with restricted movement. This can be: difficulty putting a coat on, struggling to wash your hair in the shower and/or struggling to fastening a bra.

A frozen shoulder is often diagnosed in many cases and this refers to when the shoulder joint capsule becomes inflamed causing the shoulder joint to ‘stick’. Sometime this can result from an injury or just spontaneously occur on it’s own. The good thing is there is an extremely risk of suffering a frozen shoulder twice in the same shoulder.

Another common diagnosis is tendonitis of the rotator cuff muscles also known as an impingement syndrome. The treatment for both conditions mentioned is very similar in the early stages.

Treating Shoulder Pain

As chiropractic specialists in Buckingham, we are used to treating shoulder pain. There are a lot of different techniques that can be used and we work hard to find the route of the problem, reduce the pain and find a long term solution. Sometimes this may require a referral to a different specialist which we always endeavour to arrange. Alongside chiropractic care there are also some techniques that can be done at home, such as:

  • Keep the shoulder moving as much as possible.
  • Avoid moving the shoulder in the direction of the pain.
  • Use ice packs frequently to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Pull the shoulder blades back and down to help create space at the front of the shoulder joint.

Though these will not fix the problem, they will help to combat the pain and prevent further problems whilst you are undergoing treatment with a chiropractor. To find out more about shoulder pain, contact Aceso Family Chiropractic in Buckingham.