Some of the most common types of shoulder pain include:
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Bursae
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Strains & Sprains
Frozen shoulder especially is a painful condition that can be debilitating and disabling to many patients. Ordinary activities like putting on a shirt or even brushing your hair can be an ordeal. Without proper treatment and intervention, frozen shoulder pain can persist for years. The majority of frozen shoulder cases, as well as shoulder pain in general, are related to an irritation of the nerves in the upper back (thoracic spine) and/or lower neck. When shoulder pain originates in the back and spinal area, chiropractic care can be highly effective for shoulder pain relief.
No matter what your specific shoulder issue, your chiropractor will begin with a targeted diagnosis and determination of where the source of the irritation begins. Shoulder pain is usually due to an irritation of the nerves, tendons, muscles, ligaments or capsule area. In some cases, the problem is located on the cervical spine or near the acromioclavicular joint. These areas will all be carefully examined to ensure an accurate diagnosis. The triceps muscle located in the upper arm may also be involved, as well as the subscapularis muscle underneath the shoulder blade. Once a diagnosis of the precise physical cause is made, treatment for shoulder pain can begin. While relief will begin after the first adjustment, a series of chiropractic adjustments may be required to help your shoulder pain issue to resolve completely.
If you are having issues with shoulder pain, contact us today. We can assist you with a range of shoulder pain treatment types depending upon your specific condition.