Waterloo Chiropractic & Myotherapy Approach To Shoulder Pain

Most people suffering from shoulder pain describe a tightness or dull ache on the top of the shoulder(s), particularity after a long day at the computer, during times of stress or first thing in the morning. This type of pain may be accompanied with a headache that runs up to the base of the skull or as pressure/tight band across the forehead, this pain is usually from the muscles that support the head, neck and shoulders, as well as tension in the arms and back in general.When the pain becomes acute, it can be quite severe with a sharp or stabbing pain and inability to move the neck & shoulder.

Shoulder pain¬†may be felt deep inside the joint itself, as a pulling in the front of the shoulder or more around the back, it may have a catching sensation as you move the shoulder joint. People often describe it hurts when they lay on that side, or find getting dressed quite difficult, the shoulder may also make a ‘cracking/popping’ sound when moving it. This problem is usually a result of the shoulder joint¬†and the muscles that support the shoulder becoming imbalance & generally weak altering its normal range of motion and putting pressure on the structures within the joint, such as the rotatory cuff tendons, bursae, ligaments etc…