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How Chiropractors Can Help with AC Joint Sprains

chiropractic treatment for ac joint sprain

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is the junction where the clavicle (collarbone) meets the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade). The main function of this joint is to allow a wide range of motion in the shoulder. However, this also makes the AC joint susceptible to injury. One of the most common injuries to this joint is an AC joint sprain.

An AC joint sprain occurs when the ligaments that stabilize the joint are stretched or torn. This can happen due to a fall on an outstretched arm or direct trauma to the top of the shoulder. Symptoms of an AC joint sprain include pain and tenderness at the site of injury, swelling, and bruising. A sprain is graded on a scale from 1 to 3, with grade 3 being a complete tear of the ligament.

Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for AC joint sprains. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing. These may include ice/heat therapy, electrical stimulation, massage, and ultrasound. They will also provide exercises and stretches to help rehabilitate the shoulder and prevent further injury. If you think you may have an AC joint sprain, contact your local chiropractor for an evaluation.

AC Joint Sprains are a common injury, especially among athletes. If you think you may have suffered an AC Joint Sprain, contact your local chiropractor for an evaluation. Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for AC Joint Sprains, reducing pain and inflammation while promoting healing.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or one of the other Waterloo chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

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Tyler Baron

Tyler Baron

Dr. Tyler Baron is a Chiropractic Doctor at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Baron takes a functional approach to care, utilizing his background in kinesiology, and advanced knowledge of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA). He has also received certifications in advanced manual techniques including Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and Active Release Therapy (ART).