Arlington Heights Chiropractor Provides Effective Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Dr. Ryan Hamm, a chiropractor in Arlington Heights, uses some of the most advanced treatment methods to help people relieve shoulder pain.
Many people with a shoulder problem do not know what is causing it, why they have it, or what is the best way to fix it. Arlington Heights chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Hamm, takes a unique and different approach to helping people resolve shoulder pain issues.
Why Are Shoulders So Prone To Developing Pain?
The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body. It is a “ball and socket” joint that must stay in proper alignment during every arm movement we make. Proper alignment is precisely controlled and coordinated by over a dozen muscles in the shoulder. Just one injury to the shoulder, spine or other part of the body can throw off the coordination of these muscles when we lift our arm. Some muscles contract too soon, others contract too late. Some muscles become tight, while other muscles become weak. This problem will cause the shoulder joint to not stay in proper alignment every time the arm is lifted. This can cause shoulder tension (tight muscles), shoulder impingement (pinching of the rotator cuff muscle), or wear and tear of the rotator cuff.
Image demonstrating a shoulder staying in proper alignment (centrated joint) when the arm is lifted overhead
Image demonstrating a shoulder NOT staying in proper alignment (decentrated joint) when the arm is lifted overhead
What Are The Predisposing Causes of Shoulder Pain?
Many cases of shoulder pain gradually develop without a direct injury. These shoulder problems are commonly due to one or more of the following:
- Poor posture/spinal alignment
- Lack of creating and maintaining intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) before and during every movement of the arm and shoulder.
- Loss of the fundamental movements we acquired when we went through the developmental “milestones.”
- Scapular Instability
Over time, any combination of these 4 predisposing “weaknesses” will often lead to shoulder pain, shoulder impingement, a rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendinitis (inflamed tendon), or rotator cuff tendinosis (degenerated tendon).
Video demonstrating scapular instability
This is a test we do on everyone with shoulder and rotator cuff problems
Arlington Heights Chiropractor Treats The Predisposing Causes of Shoulder Pain
Arlington Heights chiropractor, Dr. Ryan Hamm, takes a unique and different approach to treating shoulder pain, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendinitis, and rotator cuff tendinosis. He assesses posture, intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) regulation, scapular stability, and the foundational movements of the shoulder to determine the exact dysfunction that needs to be addressed. Treatment consists of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) techniques and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) to correct the underlying dysfunction so the shoulder can heal itself naturally.
Every day, we help many people with shoulder problems in Arlington Heights. If you live in the Arlington Heights area and suffer from shoulder pain, contact Dr. Ryan Hamm to see if he can help.
Dr. Ryan Hamm is a chiropractor in Arlington Heights that has helped many people in the Arlington Heights area resolve shoulder pain. If you or someone you know is suffering from shoulder pain or a rotator cuff tear problem, contact him to see if chiropractic treatment can help.