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Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder injuries are very common injuries that can occur for a number of reasons. Because the shoulder is a ball and socket joint and has a lot of mobility, there is a greater chance of injury. The shoulder is also connected to the bicep tendon and the rotator cuff muscles, which help people move their arms and shoulders. Without these muscles and structures of the body, the arm would constantly fall out of place. This is the basis behind a dislocated shoulder. As with most shoulder injuries, a decrease of circulation is one of the main culprits behind pain. Without circulation, the body cannot heal properly and a person is stuck feeling jolts of pain for several days or weeks. Fortunately, acupuncture aims to increase circulation in the shoulder area so that the body may be able to properly heal.

If you have a shoulder injury and are looking to find an alternative to medications or surgery, call Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago at (773) 786-9119 to schedule an appointment with one of our acupuncturists.

Acupuncture has been known to treat:

• Frozen Shoulder
• Bicep Tendonitis
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although many of these conditions can develop to be chronic injuries, the changing environment of the shoulder has a high chance of improving through the help of acupuncture. The conditions mentioned above are results of inflammation of the soft tissue in the shoulder, such as the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Acupuncture treatment aims to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow in the shoulder so that injuries like these can heal naturally over time. Acupuncture involves the insertion of several thin, pre-sterilized needles in several pressure points to stimulate the release of opiods, which are pain-killing chemicals that the body produces naturally.

Under normal circumstances, injuries to the shoulders can occur from overuse or from a built up of scar tissue. Treatment for shoulder injuries through the use of acupuncture allows for the pressure of the injury to be redistributed into the body to help relieve pain and stress of joint. Early treatment with acupuncture focuses on adjusting recruitment patterns of the shoulder muscles to improve joint mechanics. Once the condition has progressed, treatments will incorporate additional anti-inflammatory and analgesic strategies.

If you have a shoulder injury and are looking to find an alternative to medications or surgery, call Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center in Chicago at (773) 786-9119 to schedule an appointment with one of our acupuncturists.

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