Shoulder pain is certainly a very common problem. Sometimes it’s just a mild annoyance but for some, it can be completely disabling. The potential causes of shoulder pain are numerous – arthritis, rotator cuff, labrum, biceps tendon, or just regular old muscle tension.
For some, shoulder pain improves rapidly with chiropractic, massage, or physical therapy. But what if it doesn’t? What then? Is surgery your only option? Shoulder surgeries are not always successful.
If a shoulder problem is not healing as it should with PT, massage, or chiropractic, it may be due to something else. The shoulder problem may be a downstream effect, a compensation for another problem.
If this is the case, we must look deeper. We must examine the vital structures in and around the shoulder – the arteries and nerves that run from the neck down the arm. If these vital tissues are tight and not gliding like they should, the shoulder joint will have to compensate for that.
Using gentle but extremely precise manual therapy, these deeper problems can be addressed and in many cases, long-standing chronic shoulder pain can be resolved.