At Salinas Chiropractic in Rochelle, IL our team of wellness professionals specialize in chiropractic care for family wellness. Most people are aware that a chiropractor specializes in treatment for back and neck pain. A chiropractor isn’t just a back and neck doctor, though. Chiropractors apply treatment for pain associated with musculoskeletal injuries, including joint pain.
Types of Joint Pain
Neck Joint – The flexibility and mobility of the neck and head are enabled by the atlantoaxial joint in the neck. If the vertebrae in the upper spine become dislocated or misaligned you can suffer from severe neck pain.
Back and Neck – The back is a complicated structure composed of three basic sections: the lower back, upper back, and the neck. Facet joints are found along the back of your spine and connect the spinal vertebrae. If you’re experiencing pain after twisting or bending, you’re likely suffering a middle back facet joint injury.
Pain in the facet joints can also be the result of a traumatic injury or from gradual deterioration of the joint. Difficulty turning your head from due to a sharp pain in your neck could be the result of a cervical facet joint injury. If you’re having difficulty sitting, standing, or straightening your back, you may have a lumbar facet joint injury.
Knee – Knee joint pain can be the result of the sudden impact of sports or an auto accident or the result of gradual wear. Chiropractic care can reduce swelling and inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joint.
Shoulder – The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. There are two main joints near the shoulder bones – the acromioclavicular and the glenohumeral. The acromioclavicular joint is between the clavicle and scapula. The glenohumeral joint is at the outer edge of the scapula and is near the humerus. Because of the great range of motion of the shoulder joint, it’s easily susceptible to injury. As soft tissue around the shoulder degenerates over time, you’re likely to experience shoulder pains in your later years.
Chiropractic Treatment for Joint Pain
If you’re experiencing joint pain you should seek treatment right away, especially if the pain is acute. Our chiropractor will evaluate your injury using x-rays, ultrasounds, and tactile examination. Our chiropractor uses manual manipulation to alleviate your pain. Chiropractic care is an attractive option for treating joint pain because it is natural and non-invasive. Rather than masking the pain caused by joint and tissue damage, chiropractic care promotes the healing of injured areas.
Joint Pain Treatment in Rochelle, IL
At Salinas Chiropractic, our chiropractor has years of experience treating the joint pain of patients in Rochelle, IL, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how we treat joint pain, or to schedule an appointment, call us at 815-562-6661. You may also request an appointment online.