Many people when they think of chiropractic, think of back and neck pain, and possibly headaches. But chiropractic is much more than that. The extremities of the body respond equally well, especially when the techniques of applied kinesiology are incorporated.
The shoulder being a highly mobile joint is often subject to injury. One of the most common problems I see is with the biceps tendon, often masquerading itself as a rotator cuff injury. Without the proper diagnosis, these patients never get better.
The biceps tendon runs up over the upper arm bone and connects to the front of the shoulder blade. Because of the angle of pull, this tendon tends to slip out of its groove causing pain in the front of the shoulder. If let go long enough the problem spreads to include other areas of the shoulder.
I myself had this problem for several years before an applied kinesiologist diagnosed the problem and corrected it.
Utilizing applied kinesiology techniques, we can quickly find where the dysfunction is and the exact direction to correct the displaced tendon. Most people will have a significant reduction in pain after this ten second process.
The second most common shoulder problem I see is a sprain of the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint). This joint is located on the upper bony part of the shoulder toward the back. If severe, this is called a separated shoulder.
This is also easily diagnosed with applied kinesiology techniques. The anterior deltoid (front part of the shoulder muscles) will spasm causing the posterior deltoid (back part of the shoulder muscle) to become weak.
Proper ligament and tendon treatments and chiropractic adjustments to the injured AC joint will usually resolve a mild sprain in just a few visits, while a moderate sprain may take up to 5 or more.
Compare this to the standard approach of injections, anti-inflammatories, stretching and strengthening exercises, and surgery usually spanning several weeks or months. While these are useful when needed, they usually don’t get to the root of the problem.
Applied kineisology and chiropractic offer the perfect complement to physical therapy and conventional medicine.
So next time you have shoulder pain, consider a chiropractor before hopping on the medical bandwagon. And if you can, try to find a chiropractor trained in applied kinesiology techniques. The problem will be resolved much quicker.