Shoulder pain is a common type of musculoskeletal discomfort occurring as the result of numerous causes, including injury and repetitive use. In fact, approximately half of Americans will experience some type of shoulder pain during their lives, which may cause increasing discomfort with time. It is important to seek treatment for shoulder pain as soon as possible to avoid long-term complications. Some of the symptoms to look out for include:
- Limited motion range
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Bruising near the joint
- Pain that occurs while resting
- Shoulder pain that persists chronically beyond a few days
Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Chiropractic is an excellent treatment modality for shoulder pain, as it seeks to treat the source of pain rather than just the symptoms. At our office, we investigate the cause of our patients’ discomfort and develop a customized plan for isolating injuries, minimizing symptoms, facilitating healing and maintaining long-term musculoskeletal wellness. Sometimes pain is referred from injuries in areas of the body located near the shoulder, such as the back or neck. In other patients, shoulder pain is the direct result of a shoulder injury, such as a tear to the rotator cuff, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, or a dislocation.
We treat people who have developed shoulder pain from all types of causes, including accidents at work, athletic injuries, car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents. We use a combination of several therapeutic treatments, such as stretches, exercises, physical adjustments, physiotherapy, hot-and-cold therapy, and a variety of other techniques to resolve our patients’ pain.
If you are experiencing sudden or ongoing shoulder pain, we may be able to help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain is right for you.
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