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Shoulder Problems? See a Chiropractor in Manhattan, KS

Chiropractors treat far more than the spine. In fact, many people visit for the treatment of shoulder injuries. These injuries are common due to the amount of use the shoulder gets and the complexity of the joint and its associated muscles. In many cases, chiropractic care greatly reduces symptoms of pain and stiffness in the area after an injury.

Man with shoulder pain needs chiropractic care in Manhattan, KS.

How a Chiropractor in Manhattan, KS Solves Shoulder Problems

Since everything in the body is connected to something else, a chiropractor will examine and treat the entire section of the body instead of just the painful part. The shoulder will be examined first, and x-rays and other diagnostic imagery will be taken to find out if there are any defects in the joint itself. Treatment, however, starts with the spine. The spine is the foundation of the body's systems since all of the body's nerves travel through it. By assuring good transmission of nerve signals, the chiropractor removes some confounding variables from the equation.

Next, the chiropractor will move on to examining the entire arm for damage. The joints will be of particular interest. This allows for the treatment of any aggravating factors that may be causing the shoulder's position to change in unhealthy ways. Such changes can be the results of attempts, usually unconscious, to compensate for arm injuries. If this is found to be the case with your shoulder pain, the problem part will be treated as well.

Finally, the shoulder itself is addressed. If it is out of its proper position, it is first treated with chiropractic adjustment. This adjustment is applied to the shoulder itself rather than the spine. Then, exercises and other practices are prescribed. You may also be given instructions for treating the initial pain of your injury, such as to apply heat or cold to the shoulder. Other non-invasive treatments, like ultrasound or cold laser therapy, may be prescribed as well.

If your injury is the result of poor posture or working habits, you'll be given instructions on how to do things in ways that are easier on your body and your shoulder in particular. This will both speed healing and help to prevent further damage.

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If your shoulder hurts, make an appointment with us here at Nichols Chiropractic in Manhattan, KS today. Students and military personnel get a special discount, so if you're either one of these, be sure to let us know.

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  • "Without the headaches and back aches dragging me down, I've been able to get more accomplished and to feel better at the end of the day than I have in literally years. That is miracle number three. I have found a precious jewel in Nichols Chiropractic. I tell all my friends about them, and I intend to be a loyal patient for a very long time. I thank the Lord for sending me in this direction."
    T.S Manhattan, KS
  • "I went through three months of adjustments and traction that began in January of 2006. I am now pain free 95% of the time, and have Chiropractic treatments nearly once a month to ensure I stay that way. My admiration, gratitude and thankfulness to Dr. Nichols and his staff will be never ending."
    G.W Manhattan, KS
  • "I experienced a 95% improvement in my low back pain after the first adjustment. I would recommend Nichols Chiropractic to anyone looking for low back pain relief."
    M.O. Manhattan- Manhattan, KS

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