Tag: shoulder pain

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done?

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done? The patient told me that their first episode began three years ago and didn’t resolve after months of physical therapy and doing exercises at home.   Two months ago he experienced the same symptoms in his left shoulder which did not improve much after therapy directed toward his neck and shoulder. He said his friend recommended him to our office because we evaluated people holistically.  Holistic simply means we are thorough and we evaluate the whole person, not just the symptomatic part. It doesn’t mean we stack rocks, Read More »

Why do your shoulders ache while running and what you can do about it.

Why do your shoulders ache while running and what you can do about it? One of the most common complaints from runners is that their shoulders are tight or ache during and after their runs. They also feel it in their necks as well. We are bombarded with messages about which shoes to wear, what you should do with your training, or what is wrong with your stride. Many of these one size fits all ideas may be addressing symptoms rather than the problems that make us feel that way. Everyone adapts to their body style, their running style, their Read More »

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now.

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now. Years ago, when I was in Anatomy lab, we would cut through the fascia to get the muscles, nerves, and organs.  The fascia was seen as the junk that was covering organs and tissues. It was thought to serve little purpose but to get in the way of our dissections. We now know that the myofascia not only is responsible for movement patterns of muscles and functions as an exoskeleton, but it also contains its own vascular and Read More »

The best treatment for lower back pain is movement according to Popular Science Magazine

The best treatment for lower back pain is movement according to Popular Science Magazine Chiropractors have received high ratings for their methods of treatment for back pain from Consumer Reports to Bottom Line Personal, the chiropractic approach has the best reputation for the treatment of lower back pain. A couple of years back the Annals of Internal Medicine reported on the latest research in what worked for lower back pain.  They were specific in telling people to try numerous methods that included Thai Chi, Exercise, manipulation, Massage, and a number of other methods.   What they suggested people try last was Read More »

The true cause of most shoulder pain and how to best resolve the problem; a video from Dr. C

The true cause of most shoulder pain and how to best resolve the problem; a video from Dr. C If you experience shoulder pain that does not go away, there are numerous treatment options, but few resolve the problem. Your choices can include going for therapy to the shoulder, having it evaluated and possibly injected by an orthopedic, or seeing your primary physician.    Another choice being made more frequently is to visit a chiropractor first. Chiropractors are primary care providers for the musculoskeletal system.   As Dr. C explains, rather than just looking at the shoulder, they look at you Read More »