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Shoulder Pain

· Dr. Smith takes a dynamic approach to treating Shoulder Pain .  Whether yourfor his Albuquerque & Santa Fe clients. Shoulder Pain can be due to a rotator cuff injury, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, or pain radiating from the neck.  Dr. Smith will craft a custom plan to address your needs.

Shoulder Pain Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

~Havelock Ellis


Shoulder Pain | Albuquerque

In general, the greater mobility that a structure has the less stable it will be.  This is especially true of the shoulder.  It moves in wide sweeping arcs, often only limited by the body itself.  Both excessive and limited mobility are often associated with shoulder pain.

The only joint connecting the shoulder to the rest of the skeleton is the small sternoclavicular joint at the top of the sternum.  Otherwise, the shoulder hangs from the body supported by muscular and ligamentous attachments.  Because of that, many of the painful conditions that affect the shoulder are muscular or ligamentous in origin.

Shoulder Pain | Santa Fe

There are many pain sensitive structures in the shoulder.  We begin every shoulder treatment with a targeted orthopedic exam to assess exactly what the problem is.  Based on these findings, we incorporate chiropractic adjustments, sports massage, functional exercises, stretching, estim/ultrasound, and kinesiotaping to address the aggravated structures.  

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain | Santa Fe

Shoulder pain is often related to poor work and lifting posture.