Tag: shoulder pain

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 »

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises, and some advice from Dr. C.

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises and some advice from Dr. C. There are a number of exercises someone can do to improve shoulder function and reduce pain.   Many of our patients are familiar with the maneuvers we teach to improve shoulder mobility and overall function and strength. I recently found a magazine article published in Outside Magazine that features several shoulder exercises that can improve shoulder mobility while reducing pain.   Most shoulder rehabilitation articles ignore the effect the lower body has on the shoulder works and functions.    Shoulder capsule and impingement type syndromes are the most common dysfunctions Read More »

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 »