How a Chiropractor Can Help With Rotator Cuff Injuries
By King Chiropractic
September 24, 2015
Tags: Rotator Cuff  

At King Chiropractic Institute, our skilled doctors dedicate their practice to the total well-being and function of their patients. When body systems work harmoniously, your Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac, and Gaithersburg chiropractors say a person is functioning in Rotator Cuff Injurieshomeostasis. When homeostasis is thrown off by injury, Doctors L. Neil King, Kelly C. Groves, Mark Alexander and Andrew Vaky help the patient through the rehabilitation process, relieving pain and restoring full function.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac, and Gaithersburg chiropractors often see rotator cuff injuries and nerve impingement. Partial or complete tears in the rotator cuff tendon adversely affect an individual's ability to move their shoulder and arm in a circular motion. Bringing the arm straight up or to the side is painfully difficult or even impossible. Pain and inflammation often result, as associated nerves are pinched and irritated. Some rotator cuff tears need orthopedic surgery, while others simply require expert chiropractic intervention.

How the Chiropractor Helps

The American Chiropractic Association states that rotator cuff injuries are highly individualized and take very thoughtful planning and execution of injury care and rehabilitation. Pain management is primary to the success of rehabilitation. As such, the chiropractor uses various modalities to relieve pain, eliminate weakness and restore function - things such as:

  • electro-muscular stimulation (EMS)
  • ultrasound imaging
  • heat and cold application
  • exercises to increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in the shoulder joint
  • correction of improperly balanced muscles between the chest and back

The doctor also readjusts the shoulder to restore maximum function. This care involves muscle massage and active muscle release techniques to restore normal length and size to the associated shoulder tendons and muscles. These treatments decrease scar tissue and alleviate resulting limitations to mobility and function often termed "frozen shoulder." Active and prompt treatment of rotator cuff injuries prevents degenerative conditions such as arthritis and calcium deposits in the shoulder tendons.

The beauty of chiropractic care of the shoulder is how well it works, without being invasive or incorporating a palette of prescription medications. Shoulder and spinal adjustments free patients so they can return to normal activities such as putting on their coats, playing tennis, and painting kitchen walls.

Having Shoulder Pain?

Don't wait. Contact King Chiropractic Institute at our offices in Clarksburg, Urbana, Potomac, or Gaithersburg to set up an appointment for a shoulder and spinal evaluation.

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