The shoulder is a complex region of the body made up of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles that connect the arm to the torso. The shoulder has two joints that work together to allow arm movement. Due to the region’s complexity, there are all sorts of things that can go wrong in this area.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the United States. Many people feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to move, bend, or lift.
Shoulder pain and injuries are often associated with lack of thoracic spine (middle segment of the back) mobility. Working backwards, the shoulder attaches to the shoulder blade, which attaches to the rib cage, which sits on the mid back. Dr. John will check all those structures.