When the body is correctly aligned, the shoulders are the same height, and face forward. Uneven shoulders are when one shoulder begins to raise higher than the other. It usually starts with a slight difference but can turn into a more severe imbalance causing discomfort, tightness, and pain in the neck, shoulders, hips, and back. Chiropractic treatment can bring the body back into balance and alignment through various techniques and therapy modalities.
Several factors can lead to uneven shoulders. Misalignments can be caused by:
For example, if the ankle or hip gets injured, it can cause an individual to bring their body out of alignment to adjust to how they position themselves and move. Other common causes include:
Uneven shoulders can result in discomfort, tightness, and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
A chiropractic massage and functional medicine team will bring the shoulders back into normal alignment.
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Foroozan Mahmoodi et al. The effect of corrective exercises on the pain and degree of uneven shoulder deformity rsr.basu.ac.ir/article_625_en.html
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Mitchell, Caroline, et al. “Shoulder pain: diagnosis and management in primary care.” BMJ (Clinical research ed.) vol. 331,7525 (2005): 1124-8. doi:10.1136/bmj.331.7525.1124
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