Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Blade Pain
Shoulder blade pain can leave you struggling to comfortably sit at a desk, drive a car, or even pick up your child. Unfortunately, research suggests that shoulder pain may be chronic and frequently recur – if it isn’t treated.
The good news is that solutions are available. A chiropractor can alleviate discomfort and prevent a recurrence. Find out how below.
Chiropractic Solutions for Shoulder Blade Pain
The shoulder blade, called the scapula, is attached to the spine by various muscles. Two of these – the levator scapula and the rhomboid – are often responsible for shoulder pain. The levator scapula allows you to reach your arms over your head while the rhomboid lets you retract them.
These two muscles connect to a nerve, the dorsal scapular. When the muscles are constricted, they put pressure on the dorsal scapular nerve. This results in a pinched nerve, one of the most common reasons for shoulder pain.
Possible chiropractic solutions include:
Vertebral misalignment strains muscles in the back. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine, encouraging the realignment of vertebrae and alleviating muscle tension. This may be complemented by ultrasound treatments and icing to reduce inflammation.
Fascia tissues connect the body’s musculoskeletal structures. Stressed or damaged fasciae put pressure on the muscles, constricting them. Myofascial-release therapy combines gentle pressure and stretches to release fasciae tension and uncramping muscles.
Studies show that people working in jobs requiring repetitive movements of the arms, like construction workers or hairdressers, are more susceptible to shoulder pain. In this case, corrective exercises will counter the negative effects of recurring motion. Additionally, small lifestyle changes, like adjusting your seat while driving, may help.
A chiropractic care professional will determine which of these techniques best suits your unique needs.
See a Santa Clara Chiropractor About Your Shoulder Blade
For lasting relief from shoulder blade pain in Santa Clara, CA, turn to Chiropractic USA. Dr. Fataneh Hooshdaran, D.C. has been practicing for over 15 years, providing patients with compassionate, skilled care. She will create a treatment plan tailored to your profile, providing fast relief.
Don’t let shoulder blade pain dominate your life. Schedule an appointment online or call our office today at (408) 244-7677.