Our shoulders carry a deep burden and responsibility over the course of our lives. That’s why a shoulder problem, such as chronic shoulder pain or frozen shoulder syndrome has such a dramatic impact on our quality of life.
This amazing and complicated joint can begin to breakdown over time as injuries, overuse or age catch up to it. Unlike other joints though, keeping the shoulder moving in a smooth and pain-free way is one-part art and another part science.
Functional Neurology Exam
Many of us suffer from some form of shoulder problem, such as bursitis, tendon inflammation, bone on bone arthritic changes within the shoulder. But how often does our orthopedic or primary doctor explore the neurological connection between our brain and our shoulder dysfunctions?
A lot of the shoulder cases that we’ve successfully treated are not so much a problem within the joint itself, but a breakdown in communication between the joint and the brain.
When this communication between the brain and the joint is not being made, you actually have muscles of the shoulder that get too weak and other muscles that get too short.
The combination of those two things causes abnormal joint bio-mechanics and that makes the joint itself more susceptible to injury, and more susceptible to arthritic changes.
We start with a functional neurological exam. When you come to visit us, we dive deep into your history, your current issues and explore the problem through the lens of functional neurology.
Our exam will help us identify this brain-joint communication problem. But that’s just the starting point. Once we’ve tackled the exam, we move into the next phase of treatment, Trigenics. Trigenics is a non-surgical treatment system that we use to pre-establish the communication between the brain and the nerves itself.
Trigenics works and it works fast. We know that improvement through Trigenics will help set you on the path to pain relief. But there’s more to gaining joint mobility back.
Trigenics is a way of getting the weak muscles to get strong and getting the short muscles to get longer again. What this does is number one, reduces your pain. But it also improves your range of motion.
So when you come into the office we have a few simple movements with Trigenics that we’ll use. Within those first visits we can usually see improvement in your range of motion without having pain. This indicates that we’re on the right path. We use Trigenics to do that.
And we do this before we officially accept you as a patient. Above all else, we want to ensure that we’re able to see improvement and bring you lasting relief from . We want to know we can fix the problem at the source, not place a short-term band aid on the dysfunction.
The second thing we like to use is called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF. PEMF is like an MRI, it uses a magnetic field. With MRI, practitioners use a magnetic field to get your electrons in your cells to stand up and that allows them to capture an image of whatever’s happening inside of your body.
With PEMF, we pulse that signal so it’s going through your body at a set frequency. Doctors have discovered that by doing this, we can actually recharge the cellular batteries. When cells have more energy they heal faster.
The bottom-line is PEMF reduces your pain levels and allows the injured tissue to heal quicker even if it’s a bone-on-bone type situation.
Now, third thing we use is called the MR4 Laser. The MR4 Laser uses several different frequencies of laser within the cold spectrum. In other words, you can’t feel it. The laser stimulates the cells and wherever we shine the laser, it actually produces more energy.
When the cell has more energy it gets more blood flow. And that increased blood flow actually removes toxins, bring nutrients in, reduces inflammation, eliminates pain, and improves blood flow so the tissue can actually heal quicker.
We may use decompression therapy in your treatment as well. During decompression therapy, we’ll be looking more at the cervical spine because all of those nerves coming down on your shoulder are all going to come right here from your neck down to your shoulder itself.
And if your neck has arthritic changes that are causing the joints to smash themselves together, that’s going to put out more pressure on the nerves, again changing that bio-mechanics.
If you do everything else and you leave this particular part alone, you may not get the full result.
Ready for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Relief?
The combination of these five therapy elements are the core of our shoulder pain or frozen shoulder syndrome relief program. We customize every patient’s plan of therapy, so we may include other elements from our vast array of treatment therapies. It all depends on you, your body and your care program.
Are you ready to find some relief and begin using your shoulder again with Idaho Chiropractic Neurology?
Give our office a call at 208-523-1620 or fill out the form below, we’ll sit down together and if we don’t see improvement within the first two visits that we actually treat you, we will not accept your case, period.
We’d love to start the conversation and begin to explore the many options for restoring your motion and health. We know that shoulder pain, no matter how chronic or intense, doesn’t have to dominate your life anymore. We’ve seen the results with our patients and we know our care program works.
Please contact us and let’s see how we can help you with Frozen Shoulder Syndrome!