The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. It is a complex combination of muscles, bones, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. A healthy shoulder moves in all ranges of motion with strength, stability, and coordination. Pain can occur during regular day activities such as: brushing your teeth, doing your hair, getting dressed, and recreational activities.
The shoulder blade (socket) and arm (ball) move together over the rib cage and spine. This synergy creates more motion in the shoulder than a fixed ball and socket (hip) could offer. Proper motion of the shoulder starts with the core: neck, thoracic spine, and ribs. The movement of the shoulder is coordinated by nerve impulses from the neck and the movement of numerous muscles: trapezius, rotator cuffs, torso muscles. Shoulder dysfunction involves stability issues from injury, while most commonly caused from repetitive motion imbalances.
Neck posture is very important for the shoulder. Forward head posture (cell phone/text neck) causes the shoulder to have imbalances, causing more wear and tear during motion, like over head motion. Improved posture is critical with wholistic long term treatment.
How we can help your shoulder:
- improve the biomechanics
- Pain relief
- Improved strength and stability
- Improved motion (overhead)
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Myofascial release
- Kinesiological taping
- Cold Laser
Dr. Dave is a chiropractor and personal trainer located in Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, California who has been helping clients achieve goals of pain relief and weight loss since 2005. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dave’s Sebastopol and Santa Rosa Chiropractic services.