Each year, Americans make 7.5 million visits to the doctor because of shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is third in line, with neck and back pain before it shoulder to visit chiropractors like Dr. David Perna.
There are lots of causes of shoulder pain, but there is an even simpler answer to this question: anatomy. There are three joints that make up your shoulder: the scapulothoracic joint, the glenohumeral joint, and the acromioclavicular joint. They all work together to complete daily tasks like reaching and grabbing for things. The structure of the shoulder favors mobility over stability, which means it is more subject to injury. How can we prevent shoulder injuries?
You should first of all think before you do something. Do not over lift to get something in an awkward position, just ask for help. Always use proper form and stay conditioned. Having a strong core can equally help to prevent shoulder problems.
Some shoulder problems that Dr. David Perna sees often include but are not limited to are inflammation (bursitis and tendinitis), instability (“sloppy” joints), arthritis (bone/cartilage injury/wear), fracture, and nerve injuries. Injuries can occur from having an accident or doing something to tear a muscle, or they can be chronic from wear and tear and can happen over a long amount of time.
Dr David Perna wants to tell you that shoulder pain could possibly be the “final result” of dysfunction throughout the body (like how a knee problem can put added stress on the hip). So while getting your shoulder examined by Dr. David Perna, he will also examine and identify problems in your whole body that may likely play a part your shoulder: (forward head carriage, poor core, leg length, etc). Some vitamins and supplements may be needed to treat your pain along with other treatments.
If you have shoulder pain, do not hesitate in getting it checked out. The longer it’s left, the trickier it gets to treat. Like most things, early intervention is always the best solution so you can get back to living life properly.
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