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Impingement Syndrome

Impingement syndrome (shoulder) is usually seen as a rubbing of the supraspinatus, which is one of 4 rotator cuff muscles, against the acromion. Symptoms of impingement syndrome can be pain that is in the front or side of the shoulder, it can be constant or varying throughout the day, and you may have shoulder weakness. Typically the pain is with the movement of the shoulder either overhead or backward. The cause of shoulder impingement is usually a repetitive overuse injury, where the supraspinatus and acromion constantly rub against each other causing inflammation.

How KCR can help!

At Kalamazoo Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, you will be taken through a thorough medical history and full body assessment to make sure you receive a proper diagnosis. In most cases, treatment will begin on your first visit once we decide that conservative care (i.e. without the use of surgery, drugs, or injections) is right for you.

A majority of muscle, joint, and nerve pain can be resolved quickly -within days to weeks- with a proper movement assessment and treatment strategy. If your pain changes while moving, this is typically a sign that movement can help resolve your current problems.

Dr. Kopp uses a combination of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie Method) and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) to assess and treat both the shoulder impingement syndrome and the function of the shoulder, ribcage, and neck to improve your quality of life.

Once we have found a movement or movements that decrease your symptoms and improve how your body is functioning, you are on the way to living life the way you want! If your condition is something we are unable to treat in the office, Dr. Kopp will know within the first few visits. He will then recommend the correct medical provider that can find a solution for you.

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