Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Shoulder Pain?
Tampa Chiropractor: Most Frequently Asked Questions Introduction The performance of many different movements and activities is the result of the complexity of the shoulder joint. Anatomically, the shoulder involves three unique bones – the scapula, the clavicle, and the humerus – many attaching ligaments, and approximately 20 different muscles. The primary articulation, the glenohumeral joint, is connected by ligaments and a group of muscles (and their tendon attachments) known as the rotator cuff. Shoulder pain and disability are generally caused by problems with the rotator cuff. As with other joints, shoulder problems can be created by trauma such as sports injuries, mechanical dysfunction due to imbalances in the muscles, or by wear and tear of the tissues encompassing the joint. Arthritic changes do happen in the shoulder joint, however not as commonly as in the weight-bearing joints of the spine, hips and knees. Anatomy Problems in the shoulder often arise in the cervical spine a