Suffering From Shoulder Pain in Chicago IL?

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Do you have shoulder pain in Chicago IL? The shoulder complex is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result, is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions. The causes of shoulder pain are endless, but some of the most common reasons for pain in the shoulder include, neck and upper back problems, arthritis in the shoulder complex, abnormal motor patterns causing aberrant motion, participation in athletic events, and automobile accidents. Our Chicago IL chiropractic clinic can help.

Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain or abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, any injury to the area should be taken seriously and treated appropriately. Even the most minor injuries should be treated early to help prevent it from worsening.

Some symptoms of a shoulder injury or condition are more pronounced than others. Therefore, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully. Symptoms indicating the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex include; shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week, shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently, a difficulty raising your arm above your head, trouble or pain when carrying objects, pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening, any obvious signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling, or an unusual snapping or clicking sensation in the joint during movement.

As is true with most conditions, the most effective treatment is dependent on the exact cause of the problem. Therefore, obtaining an accurate diagnosis is a crucial step in the evaluation process. Elite Total Rehab is fully equipped and trained in the various techniques for diagnosing the cause of shoulder pain. Our Chicago IL chiropractors will utilize the clinical information provided from your history, advanced imaging techniques, and orthopedic procedures to determine the exact cause of your shoulder pain. The correct diagnosis will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Shoulder Pain in Chicago IL

The most appropriate treatment for your shoulder pain is often dependent on its cause. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be effective for most shoulder conditions. Our chiropractors at Elite Total Rehab will begin with an evaluation of the spine, concentrating on the neck region. The neck and upper back are the areas where all of the muscles and structures that control the shoulder joint originate. If the communication between the nerves and the structures that they control is interfered with due to spinal misalignments, a cascade of problems can begin. In addition to the structures these nerves control, research has shown that many cases of shoulder pain are actually due to referred pain from the neck region.

If the shoulder pain persists following the correction of spinal misalignments, our doctors at Elite Total Rehab are trained and have the experience necessary to provide adjustments to the shoulder complex. Additional manual and passive therapies are often utilized at our office in conjunction with chiropractic care to help ensure a fast recovery.

Rotator Cuff Syndrome/Tendonitis

No other joint is as complex or multi-functional as the shoulder joint, which is probably why it is open to so many injuries. Whether you are an avid tennis player, or an average Joe with a killer curve ball, when the shoulder or rotator cuff muscles are weak you open yourself to injuries that can have a long impact on your quality of life.

The rotator cuff muscles are comprised of a group of muscles that makes up the Glenohumeral joint and helps keep the head of the humerus (top of your arm) in the glenoid fossa of the scapula (the shoulder blade). The rotator cuff muscles consist of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The health of these muscles is imperative in a normal functioning shoulder. Once these muscles have been compromised by a fall, an awkward lifting motion, or repetitive motion-especially done overhead, symptoms can range from localized pain, pain with limited motion, clicking in the joint, and even joint instability (the feeling of the joint being lose).

Evaluation and a review of the problem by a trained clinician will allow the patient to know where the pain and symptoms are coming from. Diagnostic testing such as x-ray and MRI may be considered to better evaluate the problem. Non-operative treatment has been proven to help this condition when modifications of the patient are addressed. The key to resolving this condition is rest when the area is inflamed or in its acute stage, pain and swelling control, and therapeutic exercises to target and strength the key muscles that are affected. Pain in the shoulder may also be the product of bursitis, a condition in which the bursa (a fluid-filled sac present to help lubricate the joint) is inflamed causing pain.

In any event, whether the pain is originating from the spine or is actually caused by damage to the shoulder joint, chiropractic care can provide a non-invasive and effective treatment option for the condition. Contact Elite Total Rehab in Chicago IL today to see if you can benefit from chiropractic care.

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Elite Total Rehab

7008 W. Higgins Ave
Chicago, IL 60656

(773) 763-2387