By Compton Chiropractic Care
Shoulder pain affected 14 million people in 2003, and that number has increased as the population has aged. Today estimates suggest that shoulder pain affects 49% percent of the population in America over the age of 60. A large majority of those affected will seek a surgical procedure at some point to alleviate the pain. Unfortunately painful and expensive surgery is not always successful in resolving shoulder symptoms. In some cases, surgery can cause more harm than good due to nosocomial infections (infection caused by hospital stay). The goal in treating all patients is to use the least invasive treatment methods first. For years this has meant many sessions of physical therapy but recently an increasing number of patients are discovering for themselves that DC’s (Doctors of Chiropractic) can successfully treat many causes of shoulder pain. Currently there is an increasing trend for patients with joint pain to see a Chiropractor prior to surgery. Research shows these patients report better results that last longer than with medication and therapy alone.
The adult shoulder joint is an interesting joint from a physiological and anatomical perspective. Shoulder joints aka glenoid-humeral joints are a ball and socket connection much like your hip joint. Unlike a hip joint however, the shoulder is composed of an oversized ball on the humerus and an undersized socket made by the scapula and clavicle. Due to the size difference the ball does not lock into the socket. Rather is held in place by many muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuff. These muscles and tendons cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade, keeping your arm bone centered in the shoulder. The human shoulder joint by its very nature is an unstable joint leading to over a dozen common injuries.
On a daily basis Chiropractors and medical doctors work together to achieve overall health for their mutual patients. Currently, DC’s are known as musculoskeletal specialists in the medical field and work with every joint in the body not just the spine. Chiropractic is now a popular alternative to painful expensive surgical procedures and pain pills. Chiropractic has become so extremely popular that millions of patients seek care on a daily basis. DC’s, like surgeons, treat the cause of pain rather than giving medication or injections which have become common short term fixes. They will however work with your primary physician should medication be indicated during the course of care.
What’s the Difference Between
Chiropractic and Therapy
DC’s are physicians and receive more education than therapists. These days the line between the two professions is becoming blurred as therapists begin to use care protocols that Chiropractors have used for decades. Therapists are usually involved in treatment of shoulder pain however there is a key component to treatment that they cannot deliver. Manipulation of the glenoid-humeral and scapula-thoracic joints is paramount in many shoulder injuries. Only a trained Doctor of Chiropractic is capable of delivering a manipulation with attention to depth, speed and force. Additionally, patients do not need to be referred to a DC as they do a therapist. This drastically simplifies the scheduling and insurance process for the patients.
What makes Compton Chiropractic different?
The Doctors at Compton Chiropractic are graduates from Palmer College of Chiropractic and have been serving The Villages since 2006. The Doctors are integrated with several local primary care physicians, urgent cares, neurologists, pain management physicians, and orthopedic surgeons. This level of integration means that the patient benefits faster and more effectively. The physicians at Compton Chiropractic treat patients as an extension of their own family. Every patient gets a detailed initial evaluation including a complete history, orthopedic and neurological testing. With a proper diagnosis, our patients will receive a proper treatment plan. With a proper treatment plan, patient’s pain is decreased in shorter periods of time.
COMPTON CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Providing Quality Chiropractic Care to patients in and around The Villages, Florida.
. Treat patients as individuals and perform a thorough exam
. Deliver an accurate diagnosis
. Treat patients with the highly reliable and world-known Palmer “hands on” Technique
. No long-term treatment plans or large out-of-pocket expenses
. Provide patients with non-surgical alternatives to pain
Our Facility Offers
. Medicare accreditation for DME bracing
. State-of-the-art treatment tables
. On-site digital x-ray
. Physical Rehab suite with cold laser technology
. Use of blood and urine testing to evaluate for food allergies and heavy metal toxicity
. Clinical Nutrition
. Quality care without the wait
. Medicare . Blue Cross Blue Shield . Cigna, Aetna
. Humana . United Health Care plans . Personal Injury
Doctor Compton’s office is located in The Palm Ridge Plaza off CR 466 and they accept all major insurances. Office hours are M-F from 9am to 5 pm and Saturdays 9-2.
Compton Chiropractic added on another physician, Dr. Daniel Taylor to their practice. With three physicians on staff, Compton Chiropractic can now more effectively serve it’s increasing patient base.
Feel free to set up a free consultation to meet with one our doctors in order to determine what treatment plan may be right for you!
Compton Chiropractic is also proud to announce that it’s Office is and has been Medicare accredited by The Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) to dispense braces for the spine and extremities. Only a small percentage of Offices in the country hold this unique accreditation. So stop suffering and contemplating and call us today to schedule a visit. (352) 391-9467.
Compton Chiropractic Care
By Compton Chiropractic Care