Take a moment to appreciate your shoulder joints, some of the most active in your body.
When most people say or think, “shoulder,” they are referring to the glenohumeral joint, which allows for interface between the scapula and the head of the humerus; this ball and socket joint interacts with three other joints to make up the shoulder complex. Along with these joints is an army of muscle, tissue and ligaments which add stability and strength to the shoulder. When you take a moment to think about all the motions you put your shoulders through on a daily basis it becomes clear: we use our shoulders for everything. We should therefore place store by keeping our shoulders in good health.
Because the shoulder involves so many moving parts and sensitive tissues, and because we move it so much, this joint is particularly prone to injury. Shoulder instability refers to some form of dysfunction between all the working parts of the shoulder; the clearest example of this is when the ball partially or fully separates from the socket in the joint, known as subluxation (partial) or dislocation (full). Shoulder instability is the direct cause for many symptoms involving pain and loss of motion.
Chiropractic for shoulder pain in Houston
If you have been feeling tenderness and limitations in motion in your shoulder joint, it is important to get a clear diagnosis of the cause. At our office in Houston, we begin with a thorough physical assessment and medical history to get an accurate diagnosis of your shoulder pain. We utilize chiropractic techniques such as adjustment and mobilization to maintain spinal alignment and ensure proper nerve signalling to the shoulder. We can then help to strengthen the muscles and tendons which surround the joint in order to prevent any injury from recurring. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, wait no longer to get an accurate diagnosis by calling our office in Houston today.