The shoulder’s only boney attachment to the rest of the body is at the AC joint. That is a significant consideration and makes for a lot of mobility between the scapula and the rib cage as well as the humerus and the scapula. Our functional approach takes into consideration for the shoulder to move well and be pain free a lot of other body parts have to do their job including but not limited to the cervical & thoracic spine, the hips and even the feet. We see many shoulder impingements, labral tears, rotator cuff tears, bursitis and tendonitis problems that are a direct result of muscle imbalances throughout the shoulder and trunk regions. The ActiveSpine approach to shoulder rehab will help you feel better all over, not just at the shoulder.
As a Sports Chiropractic Physician - our goal is to find out why you would need to be adjusted. Most Chiropractors look for subluxations and how the nervous system is adversely affected due to interference to the nerve affecting the system. At ActiveSpine, we figure out why the subluxation is present and attack this dysfunction vs the adjust the spine and hopefully will resolve the imbalances present that are not allowing for normal biomechanics to occur. Once that is established and addressed, at least at that point there would be a reasonable chance that an adjustment will actually hold. This is where patients fall into the trap of numerous adjustments provided by their Chiropractor per week. The proper environment is not present to provide a reasonable chance to succeed.
We regularly tell people that if you have muscular imbalances from right to left, front to back, lateral or medial, due to the muscles attachments, this will directly or indirectly affect how the joint moves. If we just adjust the joint, the muscles will typically pull the joint back out of place again by the time they reach their car in the parking lot.
We want to create an environment that if adjustment is necessary, the joint can live in a habitat that would allow it to succeed.
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