Tag: shoulder pain

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common?

Neck and shoulder pain that is worsening for no particular reason; what did these two women have in common? This is a story of two patients who developed chronic neck and shoulder pain, but had no idea why their problems worsened after having conventional treatments.  One said her problem worsened after a massage.  The other had a number of treatments that should have worked but didn’t resolve her problem.  What did they have in common other than neck pain? Patient #1 Her description; My neck has been painful on and off for the past few years.  My regular doctor was Read More »

Shoulder pain when weight training: how to avoid injury while improving your body strength, courtesy of Men’s health

Shoulder pain when weight training: how to avoid injury while improving your body strength, courtesy of Men’s health Weight training is a popular sport, and with it comes shoulder pain.  Is it the repetition, or the form or a combination of both that makes our shoulders ache? One can argue that form plays a large role in whether you develop pain in the shoulder while lifting heavier weights.  On the other hand, without a properly functioning core, good symmetry in the legs and hips and good strength in the intrinsic muscles in the feet and calves, upper back and shoulder Read More »

Shoulder impingement surgery is a popular procedure that doesn’t work according to a new study. 3 things you can do now to get relief without surgery.

Shoulder impingement surgery is a popular procedure that doesn’t work says a new study.  3 things you can do now to get relief without surgery. Shoulder impingement surgery is a popular procedure that has been done for years.  According to a trial of more than 300 patients, published in The Lancet that the procedure is not effective at relieving shoulder pain. In the U.K., 21,000 of these procedures are done yearly as reported by The Telegraph News in the U.K. The sub acromial decompression procedure was thought to relieve the pressure and rubbing on the supraspinatus tendon that may be Read More »

A new review of drug free approaches to shoulder treatment leaves out an important reason for shoulder pain.

A new review of drug free approaches to shoulder treatment leaves out an important reason for shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor, affecting your daily activities and even your sleep. There are numerous approaches to treating the shoulder, as evaluated in a recent systematic review (1) of non drug and non surgical treatment of shoulder conditions.   The current evidence is not showing that most of these approaches, whether they be shoulder exercise protocols, chiropractic manipulation, or  other methods are work consistently or convincingly enough. Of the 69 studies, most providers showed minor to moderate Read More »