If you suffer from shoulder pain, you may be all too familiar with the limitations it can place on your life. Everyday activities that once seemed simple – reaching for a cup on a high shelf, or combing your hair – can become difficult and even impossible. The good news is that there is hope for relief, and chiropractic care may be able to help.
Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN) is a condition that affects the nerves in the thoracic region of the spine. This can lead to nerve impingement and resultant pain in the shoulders and arms. Chiropractic treatment may be able to provide relief by improving nerve function and restoring the range of motion to the affected area.
If you are suffering from shoulder pain, please call our office today to schedule an appointment. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will give you the best chance at achieving relief and regaining your quality of life.
What is Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN)?
Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN) is caused by nerve damage in the shoulder, leading to pain and possibly reducing a patient’s range of motion and functionality. As a Chiropractor, I specialize in treating long thoracic neuropathy with non-surgical, non-invasive methods. My treatments focus on realigning the shoulder joint which can result in symptom relief allowing my patients to live life to the fullest again. Chiropractic techniques enable patients to recover quickly by targeting underlying musculoskeletal concerns that contribute to long thoracic neuropathy, aiding shoulder movement and reducing debilitating shoulder pain. If you have shoulder pain stemming from Long Thoracic Neuropathy then Chiropractic care may be your answer for relief.
How does LTN cause shoulder pain?
Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN) is a condition that can often cause pain and discomfort in the shoulder. It usually develops over time as a result of repetitive use of the upper arm, combined with occasional stretching of the same nerve. Chiropractors are knowledgeable and experienced health professionals when it comes to treating LTN-related shoulder pain. Chiropractic treatments are non-surgical, non-invasive and perform targeted adjustments to gently re-align the spine and neck to reduce stress on the shoulders, which in turn can reduce the pain associated with LTN. Chiropractic treatments also focus on educating their patients regarding posture correction and preventive measures for protecting their neck and shoulder muscles from further injury due to LTN. With proper care through chiropractic treatments, LTN does not have to keep you from enjoying your daily activities with no pain or discomfort.
Chiropractic treatments for LTN and shoulder pain
Chiropractic treatments offer non-surgical and non-invasive solutions for shoulder pain caused by Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN). Chiropractors are experts in manual manipulation techniques, which have proven effective in addressing shoulder pain. Chiropractors may use traction, joint mobilization, and massage therapy to help increase mobility and reduce the effects of shoulder pain without medications or invasive treatments. These techniques can be performed safely with minimal side effects. Chiropractors also address additional factors that may contribute to shoulder pain, such as posture correction and exercise prescription. With the help of a chiropractor, you can receive effective treatments to address the underlying cause of your shoulder pain today!
Why chiropractic care is effective for treating LTN and shoulder pain
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that effectively reduces the discomfort associated with Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN) and shoulder pain. Chiropractors are highly trained in assessing biomechanical problems of the spine and its related structures, as well as identifying areas where tension may be causing pain. Chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate the tension, which may lead to reduced symptoms associated with LTN. Chiropractic has also been seen to improve circulation, tendon relaxation, nerve stimulation and joint motion — all important aspects when treating LTN and relieving shoulder pain. Ultimately, chiropractic care offers an effective and alternative solution for those suffering from this condition without relying on drugs or surgery.
Tips for preventing LTN and shoulder pain
Chiropractic treatment is a great non-surgical and non-invasive way to help prevent Long Thoracic Neuropathy (LTN) and shoulder pain. Chiropractors are experts in the body’s musculoskeletal system and can provide treatments that specifically target your needs and concerns. Chiropractic adjustments focus on directly targeting muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues, which can be especially effective for people with LTN or shoulder pain. Regular chiropractic maintenance treatments can also help strengthen both the neck and back muscles as well as proper postural alignment of the shoulders. The use of massage, stretching exercises, posture correction techniques, joint mobilization, heat therapy, ultrasound and cold laser therapy has been found to be beneficial in reducing inflammation in the neck which may lead to better nerve function. Most importantly it is vital to engage in physical activities that are low impact, good for shoulder range of motion, and promote stability and posture awareness such as swimming or walking. Chiropractors understand how important self-care and prevention are when it comes to LTN or shoulder pain; they can provide education with an individualized plan so you can enjoy life without pain or discomfort.
Long Thoracic Neuropathy is a common condition that often goes undiagnosed because the symptoms mimic other conditions. When left untreated, LTN can cause severe and chronic shoulder pain. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for LTN and shoulder pain, without the use of medication or surgery. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact your local chiropractor for an evaluation.