Shoulder problems can greatly impact the quality of life. They can result in the inability to participate in your favorite sports as well as missed days at work. Everyday activities can become uncomfortable and painful. Fortunately, chiropractic care from our West Omaha chiropractor at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture can help. Chiropractic care offers pain relief as well as faster healing times. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about shoulder injuries and pain.
The most common causes of shoulder pain are injuries that include sprains, strains, shoulder dislocation, shoulder bursa inflammation, frozen shoulder, tendinitis and rotator cuff injury.
The glenohumeral joint in the shoulder is like a ball and socket, allowing for a wide range of motion and movement. However, it is very unstable, as it is a rather shallow socket. The three main bones in the shoulder include the glenohumeral joint, scapula and acromioclavicular joint. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments support the interrelated parts while facilitating movement. Strain and overuse of these parts gradually cause the joint to loosen and be more prone to injury.
To prevent a shoulder injury, avoid activities that include repetitive shoulder motions and overuse of the joint. If you perform these activities, take frequent breaks and use proper form. Don’t carry excessively heavy or unbalanced loads. Use good ergonomics and proper posture when standing, sitting and walking.
Yes. Since the cause of shoulder pain is often related to misalignment within shoulder components, our West Omaha chiropractor at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture focuses on restoring proper functioning through realignment. This, in turn, helps to relieve shoulder pain. When shoulder component imbalances are corrected with chiropractic interventions, more rapid healing can occur.
Our West Omaha chiropractor at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture is dedicated to assisting patients in living a healthy lifestyle that is free of aches and pains. West Omaha chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Kevin Kosak uses safe, gentle chiropractic techniques as well as electrical, needle-free acupuncture to bring fast, long-lasting results. Call Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture today at 402-964-0300 to set up an appointment.