Shoulder Pain

Find relief for your Shoulder Pain with your Portage Family Chiropractic

Dr. Dan Dewar your Portage Family Chiropractic has been helping people get relief from shoulder pain for years. If you or anyone you know is suffering from Shoulder pain call Dr. Dewar at 219-763-6233 and find out how to eliminate shoulder pain naturally.

Do you or someone you know suffer from shoulder pain? Many people turn to pain-relievers. Problem solved, or is it? Is shoulder pain caused by being born with not enough medicine in the body? Of course not! Medicine may temporarily cover the problem, but it does not fix the cause. Without fixing the cause, the pain almost always returns. Since shoulder pain can make daily chores so straining, people often overdo it with pain medication: dangerous because pain medicine can be highly addictive.

So, what is shoulder pain? It’s a symptom: the body’s way of alerting us that something is wrong. Shoulder pain originally begins with stress, stay tuned to find out what kinds. Stress, regardless of type, causes vertebral subluxations. Subluxations keep the spine locked in the wrong position while preventing the nervous system from working properly; symptoms like shoulder pain can result. Removing subluxations can relieve pain, without the use of drugs.

Subluxation? What’s that? A subluxation is a condition in which a spinal segment is out of alignment with the adjacent segment. Nerves, which branch off of the spinal cord, no longer properly work. Shoulder pain may occur with a subluxation in the lower cervical (neck) or upper thoracic (mid back) vertebrae. Nerves to the shoulder muscles become impinged, and shoulder pain can result.

Cool fact! Nerves that travel down the arm first pass through the armpit and are known as the Brachial Plexus, before dividing into individual nerves.

What types of stress lead to to the kinds of subluxations that likely cause shoulder pain? Let’s have a Jeopardy quiz! For the gals, continually carrying this on the same side constantly throws the spine out of alignment. Clue: It holds lipstick. What is a purse. The shoulder on which it’s carried will become higher; the opposite one will raise. Be sure to alternate shoulders, and keep the contents of your purse light.

Holding a phone like this forces you to bend your head to the side. It can cause shoulder pain indeed. Clue: It causes cervical subluxation, as well as a squished ear. What is between the ear and the shoulder. The pressure placed upon the cervical spine in turn applies pressure to the brain stem, a serious health situation. Use a headset or Bluetooth instead.

What about ergonomics? Poor ergonomics can lead to hyper-reactive muscle fibers. The fibers contract, blood flow is restricted, and pain results. How you sit effects your shoulders. Position your chair at a height such that the knees are slightly lower than the hip joints. Make sure your feet are flat on the floor, not tucked under the chair. Relax your shoulders, neck, and back muscles. Taking a stretch break every 30 minutes helps prevent and relieve discomfort. It also increases spinal flexibility, improves circulation, improves spinal curvature, and improves body awareness.

Shoulder pain can also occur from repetitive motions, or hold the body in one position for long periods. Keeping elbows bent while sleeping for example. Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition of stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It is caused by direct injury, or by spinal subluxation. Obesity is a significant contributor to should pain. Carrying extra weight causes one to hunch the body and round the shoulders. Shoulder fatigue and strain can result.

There … These are only a few types of stress that can subluxate the spine, causing shoulder tightness and pain. Removing subluxation can relieve pain and strain, without the use of drugs. Do you have a friend or loved one who suffers from shoulder pain? Ask your chiropractor for a copy of shoulder information to pass along, so that your loved one can finally find relief and live the life they’ve always imagined. You can help change someone’s life. What could feel better than that?

Sorry, there’s no magic bullet. You got to eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story. Morgan Spurlock.

Find out how Dr. Dewar, your Portage Family Chiropractic can help you get rid of your shoulder pain problems. Call 219-763-6233 today and put a stop to your shoulder pain naturally!