Shoulder Pain Treatment London
The shoulder and upper back work together and if one part is not moving properly it can affect the other.
Many problems that occur in the upper back can refer pain to the shoulder, arm and hand. Shoulder problems can improve when the ribs and the mid and upper back are loosened and posture is improved.
Chiropractic care, together with tailored exercises, can help ease the pain and speed recovery.
Shoulder and upper limb pain are common in the working population. The rotator cuff is one of the structures most affected by shoulder problems and a frequent reason for consultations in chiropractic. Find out how chiropractor can help you if you suffer from shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain: an anatomical problem
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body, which makes it vulnerable to injury. It moves along several axes of motion, including flexion, extension, rotation, adduction and abduction, which notably reaches 180 degrees of amplitude. From an anatomical point of view, the articular complex of the shoulder is formed by the humerus, the clavicle, the scapula (scapula) and to a lesser extent by the sternum and the rib cage. These bones together form the joints that allow the shoulder to move according to the activity of the muscles.
The main muscle group in the shoulder is called the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is made up of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor muscles. Some experts also refer to the biceps brachii as part of the rotator cuff.
These muscles mainly attach to the scapula and unite to form a single tendon inserting on the head of the humerus (major and minor tubercle).
You guessed it, the rotator cuff is mainly responsible for internal/external rotation movements, contributes to abduction movements while ensuring the stability of the joint complex of the shoulder.
Symptoms of shoulder pain?
People will most often mention pain on the outside of the shoulder that may radiate up the arm, but never beyond the elbow. If symptoms are felt even in the hand, a muscular problem (trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle) or a problem of cervical origin is suspected. The pain will be mainly present during movements of the shoulder, in particular at more than 45 degrees of abduction and during movements above the head. If pain is present at rest or when lying on the side of the shoulder
painful, bursitis may also be suspected. Finally, if the pain is very intense for more than a month and present day and night, additional investigations are necessary in order to eliminate more serious pathologies.
The causes of a shoulder pain?
Repetitive movements at work, bad postures and sports that recruit the upper limbs are the main causes of problems affecting shoulder pain. An accurate diagnosis from the chiropractor may highlight the cause of the injury. Thus, by a complete examination of your shoulder and adjacent joints, the cause of the problem can be identified.
In general, rotator cuff injuries are related to the following:
Rotator cuff tendon degeneration (age 40+).
Glenohumeral instability (20 years and under)
Acromioclavicular osteoarthritis (60 years and over).
Partial tear of the cuff (50 years and over).
Chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain
Chiropractic treatment will primarily aim to correct the predisposing causes of the injury. Thus, the chiropractor will help you identify posture problems and/or problematic movements associated with your work or sport.
In general, learning to work and force keeping the elbows and arms as close to the body as possible will help the healing of the injured shoulder.
Chiropractic techniques are very effective in treating shoulder muscle problems.
Chiropractic adjustments combined with exercises are the treatment of choice to correct poor posture and loss of flexibility and mobility of the spine related to shoulder injuries.
Suffering with pain in your arms?
nc Health is a chiropractic and rehabilitation centre that provides our clients with professional services. We believe that no one should be hindered by pain, whether it is headaches, back pain, or repetitive strain injury. When they want an opinion from highly qualified and experienced chiropractor London and its surroundings residents should visit us.
One of the most common pains our team come across is repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI generally occurs due to a body part being overused; the repeated motions can cause damage to any soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons or nerves. The tears in the tissue struggle to heal due to consistent use, therefore the injury and pain becomes worse over time.
Sometimes RSI resolves itself with rest and stretching, but other times it is found to require professional treatment. What’s crucial to recovery is to restore proper posture and alignment, as movement with misaligned joints can prevent recovery, resulting in further damage.
Chiropractic can improve RSI by making gentle adjustments and manual joint mobilisation in order to restore the correct alignment of the wrist, hands, arms, upper back and neck. What’s also used in treatment is deep myofasical release, used to facilitate healing in the tissue fibres. Similar to massage combined with stretching, this can be very effective. In the more focused part of treatments electric stimulation and ultrasound may be used to reduce swelling and muscle spasm.
The duration of treatment for RSI can vary. It is based on many factors such as how long the patient has suffered the pain or restricted movement. Therefore, if the RSI symptoms persist and are not resolved on their own, formal sessions may be necessary.
Inc Health can provide you with the necessary treatment for various RSI injuries. We will evaluate you and decide what the best course of action is for you, offering advice and support the whole time.
Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain, Ida Norgaard
Ida Nørgaard is a chiropractor for shoulder pain who has over 30 years of experience treating a huge range of people in pain.
She looks at each patient as an individual, providing a framework for self-help with home-based exercises that can fit into your daily routine. She also imparts her vast experience and knowledge working as a chiropractic teacher and examiner, as well as organising and presenting courses for other professionals as well as doing workshops on sciatica and prevention to private and public companies.
Ida continually upgrades her own education in this worldwide and ever-expanding field of chiropractic and rehabilitation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does chiropractic treat?
The field of action of chiropractic is extensive, it treats all neuros-musculos-skeletal pathologies.
It therefore takes care of vertebral pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), upper limb and lower limb pain, but also certain headaches, jaw pain and certain types of tinnitus, whatever your age. .
Is chiropractic legal in UK?
The Chiropractors Act provides statutory regulation for the profession and protects its title ‘chiropractor’. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) is responsible to enforce these laws, so it’s illegal without being registered with them.
What happens during a consultation ?
It takes place in three stages:
-Anamnesis / questions: Your chiropractor takes note of your pain / symptoms, your personal and family medical history, which allows him an initial analysis of your pain.
-The clinical / postural examination: It will identify the cause of your pain (orthopedic, neurological and vascular tests if necessary).
-Treatment: Your chiropractor will perform treatments to treat the origin of your pain. Exercises, as well as postural and dietary advice can also be offered to you.
Several consultations may be necessary in order to treat your pathology and obtain lasting results. The treatment plan will be communicated to you during the consultation according to your symptoms.
How many consultations are needed?
The number of consultations will depend mainly on your pathology / pain, its seniority, your age and your ability to recover. The number and frequency will be proposed to you from the first session.
How much does chiropractor cost UK?
Most patients who have chiropractic treatment pay for it privately. It usually costs around £80 to £100 per session. You do not need to see a GP before making an appointment, but it’s best to speak to them for advice first.
Can chiropractor fix sciatica?
Some people with sciatica seek treatment outside traditional medical care. Chiropractic care is a popular natural treatment for sciatica. It can relieve pain without medication and is generally considered a safe treatment option.
How long does it take for a chiropractor to fix sciatica?
The goal of most chiropractors is to relieve pain as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you have sciatica-like symptoms, your chiropractor will probably only need four visits before they’re able to remove all traces of the problem!
Is chiropractic suitable for my child or during my pregnancy?
For kids :
Treatment techniques are suitable for children. They will be different depending on their age, height and weight. I don’t use manipulations until I’m 11.
For pregnant women:
Chiropractic is recommended for pregnant women. It helps relieve pregnancy-related pain, as well as relaxes the muscles of the pelvis. This allows your baby to have more room in your belly and therefore to develop and position themselves better.
I use a chiropractic table that adapts to your body and gentle techniques to relieve your pain or muscle tension. During the consultation I will show you exercises to do alone or in pairs to relax your back.
The frequency of consultations varies according to your needs.
For a so-called “normal” pregnancy without pain, it is recommended to consult once per trimester.
In the case of pain, the frequency of consultations will be explained to you during your first session.
It is advisable to consult once a month for an ideal follow-up.
Do I need to see my doctor for chiropractic care?
No. Chiropractic is a so-called first-line profession, so you do not have to consult your doctor to consult in chiropractic. However, it is advisable to speak to your general practitioner and to keep a regular follow-up.
How do chiropractors know where to adjust?
We use our hands to carefully examine the patient’s response and range of motion, as well gait. This allows us a better understanding on where we need work with their body in order get them feeling better again
How much does a chiropractor cost in London?
The cost of chiropractic treatment in London can vary anywhere from £80 to £250 per session.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about chiropractic treatment and what it entails. The cost varies depending on the individual doctor, but you should make sure they also have years’ experience as well!
Do chiropractors hurt?
The process of receiving an adjustment is painless because it doesn’t involve any intense feelings or physical discomfort. You may experience pops and cracks, but these will not last long enough for you to feel anything else than mild soreness following your visit with us!
Is a chiropractor worth it?
Chiropractic care has been shown to be an excellent side effect in many cases. The improvement of quality-of life is really a stand out factor, and it can make for happier days than surgery or other expensive medical treatments might not provide you with; however there are drawbacks as well such as higher costs associated with visiting your chiropractor regularly.