CUMMING, Ga., April 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Watts Chiropractic Clinic of Cumming, GA, recently launched a campaign to raise awareness about the common connection between chronic shoulder pain and issues with the brachial plexus, which is a network of nerves that originates near the shoulder and neck. The practice's chiropractor, Dr. Forrest Watts, provides many chiropractic techniques that are useful in treating this kind of pain.
Orthospinology, in particular, is frequently used by the doctor and his team to correct spinal misalignments that commonly trigger these problems. "All too often, people walk around putting up with chronic shoulder pain and thinking that it's just a part of aging," said Dr. Watts. "That's especially true if the pain wasn't initially triggered by a car accident or other traumatic event. We encourage anyone who is suffering from chronic shoulder pain to stop by for an examination, because relief is available," he added.
Upper cervical misalignments are incredibly common, and they can trigger a variety of painful conditions. The C1-C2 vertebrae, which are located in the upper cervical spine, and C5-C6 vertebrae, which are located in middle of the neck and start the brachial plexus, are the most prone to misalignment. When misalignment occurs, weight distribution becomes uneven and support for the skull becomes off-balanced. In turn, the brachial plexus, which is made up of clusters of nerves in the cervical spine, may become pinched or subluxated. This phenomenon often refers pain to the shoulders.
"Patients are often confused when they suffer from shoulder pain for this very reason," said Dr. Watts. "When pain occurs in the shoulders, it's normal to assume that something happened to the shoulders. In reality, this type of pain is frequently caused by misalignments that affect the brachial plexus," he added. Watts Chiropractic Clinic specializes in many techniques that help to alleviate this condition, including auricular therapy, light force manual prone adjusting technique, and intersegmental traction. Perhaps the most commonly used technique is orthospinology, which tends to yield very favorable results.
Orthospinology involves carefully evaluating and examining a patient's posture through table exams, which may detect that one leg is longer than the other, for example. The upper cervical spine is also closely evaluated through X-rays to determine the precise degree of misalignment. Precise measurements are taken, and this allows the chiropractor to perform corrections with an incredible degree of precision. It also allows the doctor to use the least amount of force necessary, which makes this a very safe and effective option for anyone who is experiencing chronic shoulder pain or other issues. "We highly recommend orthospinology to those who suffer from this type of pain and encourage sufferers to schedule appointments," said the doctor.
Watts Chiropractic Clinic is located in Cumming, GA, and serves residents of Chestatee, Silver City, Buford, Dawsonville, Coal Mountain and surrounding areas. Appointments may be made by calling the practice at (770) 886-7070; more information can be found by visiting http://www.drforrestwatts.com/.
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