Shoulder pain is one of the more common reasons patients come to Muscle and Joint Chiropractic. We have excellent results using Integrative Diagnosis™ with MAR™ and IAR™ and ART® to treat the soft tissue surrounding the shoulder, but understanding how the shoulder works is crucial to preventing you from having to visit the Chiropractor’s office. The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint is designed for movement. This becomes obvious when you look at the structure of the joint. The amount of support from the bone is minimal. If you think of a softball sitting on top of a golf tee, then you can imagine how much bony support (the area that the golf tee is in contact with the softball) that the shoulder receives.
Since the support doesn’t come from the bone, the soft tissue surrounding the shoulder plays a huge role. The group of muscles that cross the shoulder (rotator cuff muscles) contract to stabilize the shoulder. Read more