Shoulder pain can be incredibly debilitating, making even the simplest tasks difficult to perform. However, chiropractic care offers a drug-free alternative for treating shoulder pain. Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate shoulder pain by improving the mobility of the shoulder joint and reducing inflammation.
During chiropractic treatment, we will examine your shoulder and develop a personalised treatment plan based on your specific needs. This may involve a series of adjustments, exercises, and stretches designed to improve strength and flexibility in the shoulder, thus reducing pain and restoring function. In addition to providing immediate relief, chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain can offer long-term benefits, as it addresses the root cause of the issue rather than just temporarily masking the symptoms. So, if you’re suffering from shoulder pain, considering chiropractic care may provide the relief you’ve been seeking.
Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of factors, but some of the most common causes include frozen shoulder, tendonitis, shoulder instability, and sprains/strains. Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, occurs when the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful, making it difficult to move. Tendonitis, on the other hand, refers to inflammation or irritation of the tendons around the shoulder joint, often resulting from overuse or repetitive motions. Shoulder instability can occur when the ligaments and tendons that support the shoulder are stretched or torn, leading to frequent dislocations or subluxations. Lastly, sprains and strains can occur in the shoulder when the ligaments or muscles are stretched or torn due to an injury or excessive force. Regardless of the specific cause, shoulder pain may be felt in various areas, such as the shoulder blade, upper arm, or even down to the clavicle. The pain may manifest as a dull ache or intensify when attempting to raise the arms. In some cases, the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that cushions the shoulder joint, may also become inflamed, contributing to the overall pain.
As chiropractors, we use our hands or small instruments to apply controlled, sudden force to a specific joint in the spine or other parts of the body. This treatment called an adjustment or manipulation, aims to improve joint mobility and restore proper function. We can also employ different therapies such as massage, stretching, and exercises to complement the adjustments. Through our comprehensive approach, we work to address the root cause of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms, aiming to improve overall health and well-being.