One of the questions we most commonly get asked is, “Can chiropractic treatment fix my neck or shoulder pain?” The answer is that if you’re someone who is suffering from neck and shoulder pain, you’re likely to be a perfect candidate for the benefits of chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic treatment is a type of allied health treatment and physical therapy that prevents, diagnoses, manages, and treats musculoskeletal disorders. Although a lot of people associate chiropractic treatment with the back, it can also have lots of benefits for pain in the neck and shoulders, as well as other neck and shoulder conditions.
There are many different causes for neck pain and shoulder pain. These include:
- Poor posture (e.g. hunching over a computer screen)
- Overexertion and overuse
- Previous injury (e.g. sporting injuries)
- Trauma (e.g. car accident)
- Musculoskeletal abnormalities
- Strains and sprains
A lot of the time, your chiropractor will be able to determine the cause of your neck and shoulder pain. Sometimes, they may recommend further imaging and tests to help establish this. Once the cause has been established, your chiropractor will be able to recommend a treatment plan for you moving forward, which will most likely include chiropractic adjustments.
All chiropractic treatment consists of a series of chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments involve the manipulation of different joints in the body. If you are seeking chiropractic care for neck and shoulder pain, your chiropractor will usually focus on adjustments of the neck. They will also apply soft tissue therapy techniques to the shoulders and arms as necessary.
Usually, your chiropractor will use their hands to apply pressure to the joints until optimal alignment is achieved. Sometimes, they may use other mechanical instruments to assist with this.
Once a chiropractor has diagnosed and treated your neck and shoulder pain, you can expect to experience:
- Pain relief
- Improved quality of life
- Increased mobility
- A better range of motion of the neck and shoulder joint
- Improved flexibility
- Better posture
- A reduced risk of future injury
- A better sense of overall health
If you’re thinking about seeing a chiropractor for shoulder or neck pain, we’d love to be of service to you. At Chiro & Integrative Therapies, we are experienced in delivering gentle and safe chiropractic treatment for all, including patients with neck and shoulder pain.
Give us a call today on (07) 5607 0161 to find out more about how chiropractic treatment can help you to live a more fulfilling, pain-free life.