Does your neck and shoulders pain get worse every day? It can take its toll on a whole body.
Shoulder pain diagnosis. The shoulder
girdle is a structure with only one joint supported by a lot of
muscles. It is very flexible and vulnerable at the same time. If you are
a side or stomach sleeper, your body becomes stretched on one side and
compressed on the other, creating an imbalance. Hyper-tonic (tight)
muscles can limit the mobility and compress the nerve. If you spend most
of your day working at the desk or driving, typing or holding the wheel
brings your arms forward; chest muscles tighten and put a strain on
your upper back. Sitting for long hours will also tighten the muscles of
the lumbar area, changing the curvature of your spine and cause upper and lower back pain. No matter where you work, if your job is stressful, your shoulders will be tense leading to right shoulder pain or left shoulder pain. Our bodies tend to raise the shoulders involuntarily. In today's society neck and shoulders pain is a common problem. Almost every person who is seeking a massage would prefer the work to be focused on neck and shoulders.
But let me tell you a secret: massage only on the back can make your pain go away temporary. The pain will come back, possibly more severe than it was. With hyper-tonic chest muscles your back muscles become overstretched and strained. Treating muscles of the chest and neck will provide a long term relief.
Because neck and shoulders share the same muscles, you can experience difficulty turning your neck. An evaluation of your posture and a range of motion check will be performed to determine the treatment plan. After all this work is done you will feel like new again. If you want to say goodbye to aches in your shoulders, sharp pain underneath a shoulder blade or stiff neck, welcome on my table where miracles happen.