Nov 1, 2022
Posture Test for Shoulder Pain Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain in Jacksonville, FL
Hey guys, Dr. Jon here from Beyond Bones, I want to give you a quick little test that you can do to determine whether or not your shoulder pain may be coming from something that is not necessarily in the shoulder, it may be a global posture problem.
I’m going to show you a quick test that you can do, you can you can do it yourself, or you can have a friend help you. But all you really need is a wall. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to come up to a wall like this, and just we want to put your heels up against the wall, we want to back up to where we feel our whole body is on the wall. And we’re just going to sit here and get into a normal posture. And what we want to feel the ideal situation would be is that we feel our heels on the wall, we feel our glutes on the wall, we feel our shoulders equally touching the back of the wall and the back of our head. And so we’re sitting here and we feel all of these points of contact against the wall that would indicate that we have a pretty good posture. However, if we don’t, maybe one shoulder is off the wall, we feel one shoulder more than the other or both shoulders are off, we don’t feel our head touching the wall. This is an indication that there is a global postural problem that could be creating shoulder weaknesses or vulnerabilities in the shoulder joints that can eventually lead to pain. So this is one of the tests actually that we do to measure progress when we get people adjusted.
Posture is a very easy thing that we can do and we can watch it change as the spine starts to become healthier, stronger, and more stable.