Maintaining Function in the Shoulder, the Body’s Most Mobile Joint
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body
A joint that is utilized so often is a joint that is prime for wear and tear. At the point where it attaches the arm to the upper body, there is a complex network of nerves, tendons and tissues which all have the potential to suffer injury and cause pain. The rotator cuff is a collection of tendons (tissues that attach muscle to bone) and ligaments that support the arm at the shoulder joint. This rotator cuff is furthe reinforced by cartilage and ligaments that give your shoulder strength and support proper range of motion. Understanding the anatomy of this epicenter of movement helps us understand why many normal actions become fraught with pain and weakness when the shoulder starts acting up. So how can chiropractic help?
Chiropractic for shoulder dysfunction
Shoulder pain is primarily avoided with exercise that focuses on strengthening the specific rotator muscles. But if strength in the shoulder is compromised, this region becomes vulnerable to injury from even the most basic of daily motions. At Holmes Chiropractic, we perform an examination of the shoulder to determine if the joint is out of alignment. A misaligned shoulder joint causes imbalance in the fragile system of various tissues; they then pull on the shoulder joint in ways that cause dysfunction and pain. Our treatment seeks to use manual adjustments to restore proper alignment and joint function. We also determine whether there is systemic misalignment contributing to your pain, as can be found in the vertebrae of the neck and upper back.
Chiropractic improves shoulder performance
As with everything we do at Holmes Chiropractic, our goal is to use natural modalities to help you feel and function better. The shoulder is an area that has been proven to benefit from chiropractic treatment. If you are interested in using chiropractic to improve shoulder function and mitigate pain, give our office in Houston a call ot schedule an appointment today.