Your shoulder joint is the most complicated joint in the body, and the one with the widest range of motion. Dr. Brenda Kingen of Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center in Brentwood, MO provides chiropractic treatments to help people with shoulder injuries avoid having to resort to medication or surgery. A chiropractor looks for the root cause of the pain and doesn't just treat the symptoms.
Chiropractic adjustments can help with shoulder pain if the shoulder joint is out of alignment. Instrument adjustment is gentle and can help everything to function more efficiently on your shoulder. Having a spinal adjustment may also help if there is nerve impingement that is relaying pain to the shoulder.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that has been shown to be very effective in treating pain all over the body. Pain is the result of disruptions in the energy flow in the body called chi, and by placing thin needles in designated spots, pain can be treated. For those who prefer no needles, lasers, magnets, and electric pulses can produce the same results.
Massage therapy works well in coordination with other chiropractic treatments. It can be a deep tissue massage to help the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. They may be tense and stiff and the massage helps with relaxation. When the soft tissues relax, they are more receptive to other treatments. Myofascial release and trigger point therapy are also parts of massage and can help with deep-seated knots.
Laser therapy uses light to help with pain relief. When the light energy passes through the skin and into the tissues, it causes a reduction in inflammation. The cells are stimulated to release more energy, accelerating natural healing.
Electric muscle stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation is used to help tense, tight, spasming muscles to relax. It causes light contractions to the muscles which will tire the muscles out and let them relax, which can ease the pain.
Therapeutic exercises are specialized to your particular pain and injury. They involve stretching and resistance training. These exercises can help with mobility and flexibility as well as with pain relief. They help to continue your healing when you are at home between chiropractic visits.
Ultrasound therapy uses specific wavelengths of sound to vibrate and heat the soft tissue deep below the skin. It reduces swelling and pain and promotes quicker healing through improved circulation.
Contact Dr. Kingen of Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center in Brentwood, MO and we also serve Webster Groves, Clayton, and Richmond Heights, MO when you need help with your shoulder pain. We can be reached for an appointment at (314) 646-0013 or you can contact us via our website.