Tag: shoulder pain

Non pharmacological pain management such as chiropractic is better and safer, so why do insurer’s want to make it cost more?

Non pharmacological pain management such as chiropractic is better and safer, so why do insurer’s want to make it cost more? The HHS (Health and Human Services) task force found that insurers were not covering Non pharmacological pain management methods such as chiropractic or acupuncture.  These methods are often more expensive than opioids and insurers have used this as a reason behind them favoring one type of treatment against the use of medication such as opioids.   The HHS collected years of data which helped them arrive to the conclusion that insurers may have inadvertently caused the Opioid crisis with their Read More »

Shoulder bursitis; Is this really why you have shoulder pain or is it something else?

Shoulder bursitis; Is this really why you have shoulder pain or is it something else? If you have ever had shoulder pain that was not due to an injury, it can be a very frustrating experience.  Sleeping on the shoulder can be painful, as well as reaching for things in your kitchen cabinet.   Throwing a ball with your child can cause a significant amount of pain as well. Who you visit first can determine the length of the condition as well as the cost.  If you visit your primary doctor, it is likely they may diagnose you with shoulder Read More »

Shoulder and neck pain due to cycling; great advice from Cycling Weekly.

Shoulder and neck pain due to cycling; great advice from Cycling Weekly. Soon the warmer weather will be here and cyclists will be on the roads. The postures assumed by cycling can cause shoulder and neck pain.   What can you do to relieve or prevent neck and shoulder pain due to the hunched over postures required of cycling while your neck is extended to see the road? Seeing a chiropractor can be quite helpful. If your lower body is tight, you are likely to get neck and shoulder pain, and you may have no idea of the problems elsewhere Read More »

Thumb and wrist pain; Why you should see a chiropractor first.

Thumb and wrist pain; Why you should see a chiropractor first. If you have thumb and wrist pain, you may have tried wrist splints, injections or other methods to relieve the pain. Is the pain from arthritis?  Conventional wisdom suggests that is likely.  If you understand wrist, elbow and thumb pain, you may find out that the symptom is thumb and wrist pain, but the problem is actually resulting from the pelvis, and how it affects shoulder function. How can shoulder and hip problems cause your wrist and thumb to ache? The answer has to do with the fascial system, Read More »

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain.

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain. The effectiveness of chiropractic for back pain has been documented and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients also visit chiropractors for many other musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, headaches,  shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, sports injuries and even plantar fasciitis. The healthcare system has often treated many of our complaints as if they are separate and distinct conditions.  If you have a symptom,  there is a specialist for every body part or system. Unlike the medical approach that relies on primary Read More »