Don’t Be Limited By Your Shoulder Pain
Don’t Be Limited By Your Shoulder Pain
Overview

Shoulder pain is one of the common symptoms that chiropractors treat. As you age, you are more likely to experience shoulder pain from a variety of common conditions. Pain can come on gradually or abruptly, ranging from mild to excruciating.

Shoulder pain is often due to an irritation of the tendons, muscles, ligaments or nerves in the area. It can be an inflamed bursa capsule called bursitis. It can be sprained or strained triceps muscles (upper arm) or subscapularis muscles (underneath the shoulder blade).

Overview

Shoulder pain is one of the common symptoms that chiropractors treat. As you age, you are more likely to experience shoulder pain from a variety of common conditions. Pain can come on gradually or abruptly, ranging from mild to excruciating.

Shoulder pain is often due to an irritation of the tendons, muscles, ligaments or nerves in the area. It can be an inflamed bursa capsule called bursitis. It can be sprained or strained triceps muscles (upper arm) or subscapularis muscles (underneath the shoulder blade).

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by various conditions. Injury to the rotator cuff is the most common cause and it is commonly seen in athletes (gymnasts, football players), who tend to put increased stress on the joint. Activities that involve repetitive shoulder movements can also cause injury. People who work in environments that require repetitive motion or strenuous upper body work are also at risk.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by various conditions. Injury to the rotator cuff is the most common cause and it is commonly seen in athletes (gymnasts, football players), who tend to put increased stress on the joint. Activities that involve repetitive shoulder movements can also cause injury. People who work in environments that require repetitive motion or strenuous upper body work are also at risk.

Common Shoulder Problems

Bursitis: Inflammation and swelling between the top of the arm bone and the tip of the shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder: Upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket.

Fracture: Broken bones of the shoulder commonly occur after a fall in elderly patients or an injury in younger patients.

Frozen shoulder: Severe stiffness and an inability to move one’s shoulder the way they normally would.

Tendonitis: Inflammation of your rotator cuff or biceps tendon.

Osteoarthritis: Wear and tear, infection, or inflammation of the lining of the joint related to sports or work injuries.

Common Shoulder Problems

Bursitis: Inflammation and swelling between the top of the arm bone and the tip of the shoulder.

Dislocated shoulder: Upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket.

Fracture: Broken bones of the shoulder commonly occur after a fall in elderly patients or an injury in younger patients.

Frozen shoulder: Severe stiffness and an inability to move one’s shoulder the way they normally would.

Tendonitis: Inflammation of your rotator cuff or biceps tendon.

Osteoarthritis: Wear and tear, infection, or inflammation of the lining of the joint related to sports or work injuries.

Differences Between Shoulder Pain and Neck Pain

You may have a rotator cuff injury or shoulder problem if you experience pain that:

  • Develops in the shoulder itself or on the outside of your upper arm
  • Is dulling and aching
  • Occurs when you reach overhead or behind your back
  • Radiates into the upper arm but not past the elbow
  • Persists at night
  • Improves when you rest your arm

You may have cervical neck pain problem if you experience pain that:

  • Radiates to your shoulder blade or close to or on the side of your neck
  • Electric-like, stabbing, burning or tingling
  • Radiates down past your elbow or even into your hand
  • Persists at rest
  • Radiates down your arm when you extend or twist your neck
  • Is relieved when you support your neck

Differences Between Shoulder Pain and Neck Pain

You may have a rotator cuff injury or shoulder problem if you experience pain that:

  • Develops in the shoulder itself or on the outside of your upper arm
  • Is dulling and aching
  • Occurs when you reach overhead or behind your back
  • Radiates into the upper arm but not past the elbow
  • Persists at night
  • Improves when you rest your arm

You may have cervical neck pain problem if you experience pain that:

  • Radiates to your shoulder blade or close to or on the side of your neck
  • Electric-like, stabbing, burning or tingling
  • Radiates down past your elbow or even into your hand
  • Persists at rest
  • Radiates down your arm when you extend or twist your neck
  • Is relieved when you support your neck

Treatment

Regular Chiropractic Treatment

Our trained chiropractors will apply force to adjust misalignments in your spine to help relieve, reverse and resolve symptoms you are experiencing, ultimately helping you to resume your daily activities.

Decompression Therapy
Nonsurgical procedure intended to relieve pressure in the targeted segment of the spine by gently stretching it to create a negative pressure in it. This stretch will allow herniated/bulging discs to retract and promote blood flow back to the discs to improve recovery. Decompression Therapy has been known to be effective for conditions such as slipped discs, sciatica, disc degeneration and nerve compression.

Treatment

Regular Chiropractic Treatment

Our trained chiropractors will apply force to adjust misalignments in your spine to help relieve, reverse and resolve symptoms you are experiencing, ultimately helping you to resume your daily activities.

Decompression Therapy
Nonsurgical procedure intended to relieve pressure in the targeted segment of the spine by gently stretching it to create a negative pressure in it. This stretch will allow herniated/bulging discs to retract and promote blood flow back to the discs to improve recovery. Decompression Therapy has been known to be effective for conditions such as slipped discs, sciatica, disc degeneration and nerve compression.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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• Shoulder pain that persists for more than a few days
• Inability to carry objects or use the arm
• Shoulder pain that happens at night or while you rest
• Swelling or bruising around the joint or arm
• Recurring shoulder pain even if it usually goes away on its own
Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalign-ments in the spine and other joints in the body to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. Doctors assess and correct misalignment or vertebral subluxation in the spine. This is done without the use of drugs or surgery. Correcting the subluxation results in better range of motion, flexibility, posture, and pain relief, to name a few benefits.

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