The Five Components of Shoulder Pain
Unfortunately, not many physicians have studied these components and as a result only partially treat their patients’ actual problems, leading to partial results and too often failed cases.
Knowing what these components are has been the key to my success in handling chronic and difficult cases that were not responding to other traditional treatment protocols.
Whether it was patients flying in from 96 countries to date or any one of the 5,215+ of the best athletes from around the worlds in just about every sport that consulted with our office.
The Five Components:
Here are the five components that MUST be assessed for; in every exam and at each visit patients are cared for in order to achieve the best and most predictable results.
- Kinesiopathology: abnormal or aberrant position and motion of a joint structure reducing and limiting range of motion of the joints of the spine or extremities.
- Myopathology: when a joint isn’t free to move, the muscles attached to and crossing that joint will often act as a protective barrier, contracting and going into spasm in order to protect that joint structure to reduce further damage. (so forcing the muscles through stretching, Yoga, Pilates or working out will often cause greater injury which you may not feel because endorphins are also released decreasing pain. This causes more wear and tear, greater injury and damage. This puzzles many sufferers that have been told to stretch or work out.)
- Neuropathology: this third component is a result of abnormal position of the joint causing muscle spasm further causing the joint to have less motion and reducing the space to the structure that nerves travel through – causing pressure to those nerves reducing their function and firing off pain signals.
- Histopathology: this is also called inflammation or swelling and a result of the damage created by three components above. When your body senses an injury or pressure the first thing that it begins to do is to rush mote blood and fluids to the injured are a creating local swelling or edema.
Most of the time the immediate reaction is to try to reduce this protective mechanism because it looks puffy and fat. Yet it is the way body responds to begin the healing process and interfering with that process slows down and lengthens the process of healing.
- Pathophysiology: this is the beginning of the ongoing degenerative changes or arthritis in the joints whether in your spine, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, dingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet or toes. It demonstrates long standing injuries or damage over time from wear and tear of the involved joint or extremity.