Have you ever been assessed and treated for shoulder pain by a chiropractor, but failed to see results? Not only may this be your past experience, but it has been many others’ experiences as well. The shoulder is a very intricate piece of anatomy and should only be treated by a medical professional who is deemed an expert in dealing with this particular type of pain. If this sounds like you then please visit our website at www.yourartdoc.com or call us at 330-491-0381 to schedule an appointment with the best chiropractor in Ohio.

The most common mechanism of shoulder pain that we see are patients who sit for long bouts of time hunched over at work on the computer. Poor posture can lead to many injuries, but one of the most common of them is shoulder pain. You truly do not realize how difficult life can be until you can not move your shoulder girdle pain-free. Tasks as simple as brushing your teeth, grabbing something off the shelf, starting a lawnmower, or even reaching for your mouse or keyboard can be a painful experience when your shoulder is not working 100%. Even worse, you will start to develop compensation types of injuries if you do not take action against your shoulder pain. Failing to see a physician can not only make your condition worse, but it can also extend the amount of time a physician needs to have you in the office for your treatment plan. So although it can be an inconvenience to see a doctor, postponing your appointment with a doctor can ultimately be an even bigger inconvenience.

So what should one do if they are waiting to be seen by the doctor? If you’re waiting to be seen by the doctor, you should make sure that you are icing your shoulder two to three times a day for about 15-minute increments. When you are doing so, make sure that your ice is not directly on your skin so that you do not receive an ice burn. To ensure you do not receive an ice burn, place a piece of a paper towel between your skin and the ice pack. Icing your shoulder multiple times a day will reduce the amount of inflammation present in the injured area of the shoulder and by doing this you will be providing the physician with a less inflamed area when they go to treat your shoulder. Are you wondering if you will need a shoulder brace? The possibility of you needing a shoulder brace is very low. We typically only use, provide, or recommend a shoulder brace for patients post-surgery. By bracing your shoulder, you are putting it in a weakened position.

If you have found this article helpful and are interested in scheduling an appointment at McBrearty Soft Tissue & Sport Chiropractic with the best chiropractor in Ohio, please feel free to reach out to us so that way we can put you on our schedule. You will not regret choosing our office for your place of treatment. So stop waiting to address your shoulder pain, call the best chiropractor in Ohio here at McBrearty Soft Tissue & Sport Chiropractic and book an appointment with us today. Our phone number is 330-491-0381 and our website can be found at www.yourartdoc.com.