Three Chiropractic Shoulder Pain Adjustments | Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain in Stuart, FL
Hello, I’m Dr. Bill Wiedner from Harbour Medical Center. Today, I want to share three common shoulder adjustments that can provide relief for specific conditions, always after a thorough assessment to ensure accuracy and safety.
Anterior Slide Adjustment for Impingement Syndrome
Impingement syndrome often causes discomfort in the front of the shoulder. To address this, we focus on realigning the ball and socket. With the patient’s arm rotated and the scapula braced, a gentle maneuver is performed to bring the shoulder down, slightly back, and up. This adjustment aims to restore comfort and range of motion by addressing the misalignment in the ball and socket.
Acromioclavicular Adjustment for AC Joint Issues
The AC joint, connecting the clavicle and scapula, can be a source of shoulder pain. Lying on the back, the patient’s arm is brought back, and a precise thrust at the AC joint with light traction helps realign the joint comfortably. This adjustment supports the restoration of natural range of motion and comfort in the AC joint.
Sternoclavicular Adjustment for Chest Discomfort
For discomfort near the sternum and clavicle connection, known as the sternoclavicular joint, a specific contact is made, and a gentle adjustment is applied. This addresses compression in the joint, providing instant relief and removing pressure. It’s crucial to rule out other causes of chest pain before considering this adjustment.
Remember, these adjustments are performed following a thorough diagnosis to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. If you’re experiencing shoulder issues, consult with us to determine the most suitable course of action for your recovery. Thank you for joining us on the path to pain-free shoulders.