Our Stone Mountain Chiropractor Can Treat Your Shoulder Pain
Stoneview Injury and Wellness Clinic provides effective, comprehensive treatments for shoulder pain that can help restore a full range of comfortable motion without the use of potentially addictive drugs. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, our chiropractor in Stone Mountain, Dr. Charles Wilkerson, and his team are ready to help you attain non-evasive, natural relief.
Anatomy of the Shoulders
The shoulders are complex parts of the human body that help us accomplish many of our daily tasks by providing a full range of motion. Your shoulders frequently undergo stress throughout your normal everyday activities, which can lead to stiffness and injuries. The shoulder consists of a ball and socket joint that is made from the following bones:
- The humerus (upper arm bone)
- The clavicle (collarbone)
- The scapula (shoulder blade)
Muscles, tendons, and ligaments hold these pieces together.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
Major shoulder pain categories include:
- Tendon inflammation or tears
Activities, such as being on the computer for long periods of time, carrying handled briefcases, or even sleeping in the wrong position at night can contribute to shoulder pain. Other causes of shoulder pain can include, but are not limited to:
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Sprains and strains
- Shoulder Bursae
- Injured Rotator Cuff
Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Dr. Wilkerson begins treatment with a thorough examination of the entire musculo-skeletal system, specifically focusing on the shoulder area so that he can understand the connections between the pain and the rest of the body. This examination also includes the spine, elbows, wrists, and hands so he can gain a clearer picture of how it all works together. He then determines whether the problem is muscular, a bone spur, arthritis or another possible diagnosis.
Next, the doctor creates a treatment plan that includes adjusting the spine to make sure that the nerves that go to the shoulder are functioning properly, while also assuring the various joints that go to the shoulder function as they should. The treatment plan may also include a variety of modalities, which might include things such as heat or ice and strengthening exercises. Dr. Wilkerson also gives patients careful home instructions, such as correct sleeping positions and computer ergonomics tips.
Contact our Stone Mountain Chiropractor, Dr. Wilkerson
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, or are interested in learning more about the benefits of chiropractic treatments, please call Stoneview Injury and Wellness Clinic. Call our Stone Mountain chiropractor at (404) 299-9066 to schedule an appointment. One of our helpful associates will be happy to assist you.