Your shoulder joints are among the largest and most intricate joints in your body. Shoulder pain is common, and is one of many joint health conditions that Troy McMurtray, DC, of Aurora Integrative Health of Jupiter in Jupiter, Florida, can treat. Through skilled chiropractic care, Dr. Troy can help you regain normal shoulder function and relieve pain. Don’t live with daily shoulder pain when there are safe and effective treatments available. Call or use the online scheduling tool to book your one-on-one consultation today.
Your shoulder contains multiple large and small bones connected by a network of ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Nerves and blood vessels also run throughout the joint, and tough, rubbery tissue called cartilage acts to cushion and protect the joint.
Shoulders perform numerous tasks each day and are subject to injury and inflammation. If you notice any of the following, seek treatment right away:
If rest and over-the-counter pain medications don’t yield improvement after a couple of days, schedule an appointment with Dr. Troy to find answers.
Once Dr. Troy examines your shoulder and gathers any necessary imaging, he can create your customized treatment plan. That process may involve spinal manipulation or mobilization to reduce the spinal-cord pressure that can cause shoulder pain.
You might also benefit from soft tissue manipulation including therapeutic massage. Adjustments to your shoulder joint can also be helpful. Because the shoulder is such a large joint, Dr. Troy may use a drop table, speeder board, or specialized treatment tools to perform adjustments.
Very often your neck and upper back will also need adjustment to relieve shoulder pain.
Dr. Troy works with you to identify areas of your lifestyle where improvements can be made to enhance your joint health. You can take steps to improve your posture while sitting or standing, and alter your work environment to place less strain on your shoulders.
Strength training is also a great way to prevent shoulder pain. Improving the strength and flexibility of the muscles supporting your shoulder joint can help protect against strain and joint damage.
Dr. Troy views his role as your partner in a lifelong journey toward optimal health and wellness. That’s why lifestyle modifications are such an important part of pain treatment. The best way to relieve pain is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. To learn more, schedule an appointment today, online or by phone.