Dry Needling for Shoulder Impingement

Dry needling for shoulder impingement can help relieve pain and dysfunction in your shoulder. If you've been diagnosed with shoulder impingement or you've done your own research and suspect that you may have an impinged shoulder, dry needling is a great treatment. Our Cary chiropractors see cases of shoulder impingement on a daily basis and have used chiropractic for shoulder impingement to help many patients not only find relief but get back to being active in CrossFit and other sports.  Let's answer some questions like "What is shoulder impingement?", "Can dry needling help shoulder impingement?" and "Can chiropractic help shoulder impingement?"

What is Shoulder Impingement?

Most shoulder impingement is called SAIS, or subacromial impingement syndrome. When you have SAIS, soft tissue structures of the shoulder and most notably the supraspinatus tendon are suffering from a lack of space. This is important because the supraspinatus is a rotator cuff muscle of the shoulder, and partially responsible for raising your arm. With impingement syndrome,when you try to bring your arm overhead, the supraspinatus tendon is pinched underneath the acromion shelf. This leads to inflammation, further loss of space in this area, pain, trauma to the tendon, weakness, and eventually loss of function. If it's not addressed, shoulder impingement can cause permanent damage and disability that may require surgery.

Can Dry Needling Help Shoulder Impingement?

The short answer is YES! Dry needling is a great treatment for addressing shoulder impingement.  Along with the supraspinatus, other muscles of the rotator cuff, upper back, and arm become dysfunctional and painful. The joints in the upper back, neck, and shoulder also begin to lose motion. Dry needling can help shoulder impingement by reducing active trigger points that are contributing to shoulder dysfunction. Also, dry needling helps by reducing overactive muscle tone, and by relieving pain. Dr. Jason at AccessHealth Chiropractic Center in Cary is part of a small group of chiropractors who do dry needling in Cary, Apex, Raleigh and the surrounding area.

Can Chiropractic Help Shoulder Impingement?

Another YES here! Joint manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) and rehab exercises can not only help, but they are the best treatments for shoulder impingement in addition to dry needling. Our Cary chiropractors look at the cervical/thoracic junction and make sure everything is mobile and moving like it should, along with the humerus, scapula, and clavicle. Our Cary chiropractic center will also give you specific exercises and stretches to relieve shoulder impingement and keep your shoulder impingement from coming back. 

If you are looking for chiropractic care for shoulder impingement in Cary, Apex, Raleigh or the surrounding area give AccessHealth Chiropractic Center a call. Our chiropractors treat this condition using dry needling for shoulder impingement, chiropractic care for shoulder impingement, and rehab exercises for shoulder impingement on a regular basis.