Do you realize how much you use your shoulders on a daily basis? Most of us do not until they are not working properly or start to cause us pain. Shoulder pain is a horrible thing to deal with. Most commonly, shoulder pain is caused by overuse or doing activities you are not used to, although there can be many other causes of it.
Will your shoulder pain cause you to visit your medical doctor? What will he/she do for the pain? Generally speaking, you will be sent home with an over-the-counter or prescription pain reliever, or they may give you anti-inflammatory medication. Many times the pills do help with the pain, but they do not address the root cause.
Sometimes posture and poor body mechanics due to misalignments in the spine can be at the root cause of shoulder pain. An injury or even an accident can cause the position of the head to be changed slightly, and this causes the shoulders to tilt. When you look in the mirror, do you notice that one should is higher than the other? This is an imbalance in your posture and can lead to straining or overusing the shoulders.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Seeking help from an upper cervical chiropractor is a great way to fix the underlying cause of your shoulder problems. They will look for what is causing your shoulder dysfunction by examining postural imbalances. Numbness, tingling, and arm or shoulder pain can be caused by spinal misalignments that irritate nerves.
An upper cervical chiropractor, like Dr. Dennis Young of Anchorage, Alaska, can correct these misalignments without popping, twisting, or stressing the spine in any way. Unlike general chiropractic care, a gentle touch is used, leading to maximum healing to your joints.
Many individuals have instantly felt better after going to an upper cervical chiropractor. These specialists also have an extended knowledge of exercises that you can do to help strengthen the muscles and support the alignment.
We need our shoulders to function properly, and they sure let us know when they need our attention. Don’t ignore the pain signals from your body. Injuries rarely happen when we want them to, but they must be cared for. Seeing the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms will prevent further issues later on. Make an appointment with Dr. Young and begin your healing as soon as possible.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They 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, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.