City of Big Shoulders

In the past two weeks there has been a lot of people suffering from shoulder pain in Chicago. The reason I know is because, as a chiropractor, there has been a huge influx of patients with shoulder pain coming into my office. Let’s discuss this further.

Shoulder Anatomy

There is a lot going on in the shoulder. Most people think of the shoulder as being this ball and socket joint. That is really only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to shoulders. For the shoulder to be healthy their are many aspects that need to be evaluated. The AC joint, the SC joint, the clavicle, the scapula, the ribs and how they connect to the middle back, the lower neck, and of course the soft tissue structures like the rotator cuff and bicep tendon.

Shoulder Anatomy
Shoulder Anatomy

Cause of Shoulder Pain

The cause of your shoulder pain can be coming from any of these structures or tissues. Like any injury in the body, it is important to have all of the structures evaluated to determine where the injury lies. With many shoulder injuries it is important to not chase the pain. What that means is, where you feel the pain is not necessarily where the injury is coming from. It is oftentimes the result of improper biomechanics or posture patterns coming from somewhere else in the body. Here at Bourdage Chiropractic, yes we want you to feel better, but our true purpose is to discover why you are having the pain and get to the root cause of it…so not only do you feel better, but we also create a long-term correction to the issue so it does not return!

If you are having shoulder pain in Chicago, give us a call and let’s get you back to your life… pain free!



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