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Posted on 10-30-2016

It is commonly known that chiropractic care can help people with back pain. But is chiropractic care for rotator cuff issues possible? These kinds of injuries can happen at any time. They can happen without them being sports related. They can happen at any age. The good news is that they are treatable.

The rotator cuff muscle group attaches the arm to the shoulder. These muscles both move the arm and stabilize the shoulder joint at the same time. When there is an injury, common symptoms are the inability to lift the arm, the inability to put on a shirt or coat, or pain when lying down at night. There can also be pain from the shoulder extending towards the extremity of the arm, the elbow or hand.

One of the reasons for rotator cuff injuries is that the muscles that extend off of the arm towards the shoulder turn into tendons at the place of attachment. If one gets injured, because of the interconnection of the whole muscle group, injury and irritation can spread from one muscle to the other.

A chiropractor can work with four different types of treatments to improve rotator cuff movement and comfort.

  1. soft tissue release
  2. mid back treatments
  3. neck treatments
  4. shoulder mobilization

Once the shoulder has improved, the chiropractor can prescribe exercises for the shoulder to keep it functioning. With proper chiropractic care, it can be possible to avoid painkillers and surgery. If you are struggling with rotator cuff issues, contact us. We can help you get to the cause of your problem, so you don't have to live with pain.

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