Kinetic Chain Care of Shoulder and Hip Pain Keeps it From Progressing

Chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC

At the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, you can expect to receive treatment that helps the body function at its best. That’s in part due to Dr. Oskardmay’s emphasis on attending to the chain of events that happens following injury or illness to one area, impacting other body regions if left untreated. This so-called kinetic chain sequence occurs when a body part such as the shoulder is hip suffers an injury and connected body regions start hurting, such as the neck and hand or back and foot. We’ve all experienced this situation, and we may refer to it as compensation or `favoring` an area. Connected areas deserve equal treatment, however, to heal fully, and pain pills and bed rest may not solve the problem. At Acupratic Natural Healing Center, we recognize the connectedness of kinetic chain parts and take steps to influence healing in these areas.

For instance, hip pain frequently relates to the thigh, knee, and foot trouble. One reason for this is the shared nerve root distribution from the lower lumbar spine to each of these areas. When one area suffers, it sends wrong messages back to the lower lumbar spine, causing that region to disperse altered output to the rest of the lower extremity. Also, hip muscle disease can cause muscles elsewhere to misfire or even suffer inhibition in which they do not work as well. The result of hip pain can be problems such as plantar fasciitis in the feet or patellar tracking problems in the knee. Lateral thigh trigger points and muscle tightness is not uncommon. Additionally, back pain can result from hip trouble, and vice versa due to connected muscle nerve innervation. Chiropractic and acupuncture address these problems very well when there is trouble anywhere along the kinetic chain.

Another commonly witnessed set of factors is shoulder pain that ends up affecting the arm to hand or neck regions. The shoulder derives nerve input from the lower cervical spine and, when deranged, sends altered nerve messages back to this region. The hands, elbows, and arms receive nerve input from the same neck area and suffer from the modified information. Likewise, the shoulder muscles may ache inhibition and jot function as well upon injury of any type, causing imbalance regions downstream in the upper extremity. Trigger points between the shoulder blades, neck pain, even carpal tunnel syndrome, and elbow tenosynovitis are not uncommon following shoulder pain complaints. Dr. Oskardmay understands these connected regions and provides treatment to all connected areas, as needed.

At Acupractic, Dr. Oskardmay will examine and treat active chain regions to help heal the whole body and keep small problems from developing into more significant issues. Using treatments such as chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities, acupuncture to involved meridians or trigger points, and massage, she will help get to the source of pain and keep it from progressing. Contact us today to speak with an experienced Chiropractor Chapel Hill, NC residents recommend.

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800 Eastowne Drive #103 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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