Many things can result in shoulder pain. Your shoulder has a lot of moving parts and all of them can wear out or get injured. In Greenwich, CT, you can turn to Dr. Carin Piacente of Spine, Body, and Soul Health and Wellness to diagnose and treat your shoulder issues with holistic treatments.
Spinal adjustment and Graston technique
The Graston technique is a form of soft tissue manipulation that is instrument assisted. It is used along with chiropractic adjustment, which is applied to the vertebrae in the spine. The spinal adjustment can be hands on, or it can be with an activator. Often, back pain involves both the bones and the soft tissue. The Graston technique helps to keep scar tissue from forming and helps to release the knots and tension that have formed in the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique can be used on muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. It increases blood flow to the afflicted area and reduces the formation of scar tissue. It helps get you back to a pain-free life quicker by getting your body to heal itself. When you are injured, adhesions form and these restrict your movement and impede flexibility. By breaking these up, you can get back to moving normally much quicker and easier.
Massage therapy works hand in hand with chiropractic care and, together, both of them are more effective. Massage can be very helpful in treating sports injuries with deep tissue or Swedish massage. It helps with the back pain that often accompanies pregnancy and helps expectant mothers to relax. Hot stone massage feels amazing and any other therapy that is used by your chiropractor will help to relieve the problem, such as shoulder pain, because a relaxed body is more receptive to manipulation.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique that uses thin needles inserted in the skin to help energy flow freely through your body. It is targeted at places on the body that affect the area where your problem is located. Acupuncture can help with pain as well as stress and anxiety.
Corrective exercises are targeted to specific areas where you may be having pain, mobility, and flexibility issues. It allows you to continue your healing when you are home between visits.
Contact Dr. Piacente of Spine, Body, and Soul Health and Wellness in Greenwich, CT when you need relief from your shoulder pain. Call our office at 203-941-0577 for an appointment or use the form on our website.