Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain ranks as the third most prevalent musculoskeletal issue. Shoulder pain can originate from the shoulder joint itself or from the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding it. When chronic pain or injury hinders its function, simple tasks become daunting. While medication may offer temporary relief and surgery seems daunting, non-invasive solutions like chiropractic treatment provide a viable alternative. At Weiss Chiropractic PC, we specialize in chiropractic treatments aimed at restoring shoulder function and alleviating pain. Discover how our tailored therapies can help you regain mobility and improve your quality of life without resorting to surgery.

Understanding Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder joints have some of the most comprehensive and complex ranges of motion in the body. The shoulder joints are structured as ball-and-socket joints. These ball-and-socket joints are crucial for daily movement and activities. Virtually no upper body action, and many lower body actions, can be performed without their support. This constant, yet often unnoticed, strain means that shoulder issues can significantly impact your life when something goes wrong.

At Weiss Chiropractic, we specialize in natural, conservative treatments for shoulder pain. Our chiropractor utilizes advanced diagnostic tools such as X-rays to assess conditions like osteoarthritis, joint misalignments, or acute injuries such as dislocations. Our approach focuses on gentle chiropractic adjustments to correct joint alignment and alleviate pressure on pinched nerves, promoting healing and pain relief.

Causes and Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can stem from a variety of causes, ranging from acute injuries to chronic conditions. Acute injuries such as fractures, dislocations, or sprains often result from accidents or sports activities. Chronic conditions like arthritis, tendonitis, or bursitis develop over time due to repetitive motion, aging, or underlying medical conditions. Additionally, shoulder pain can be exacerbated by poor posture, muscle imbalances, or overuse during work or recreational activities.

Symptoms of shoulder pain may include stiffness, limited range of motion, swelling, and tenderness around the joint. Pain may worsen with certain movements or activities, affecting everyday tasks such as reaching overhead or lifting objects. Below are some common causes of shoulder pain:

Overuse injuries

Shoulder pain isn't limited to sports; it can also result from work-related activities, playing musical instruments, painting, or any task that strains the shoulder excessively. These activities can lead to chronic conditions like tendonitis, muscle strain, and other inflammatory issues.

Sports injuries

High-impact sports can cause sudden, severe shoulder pain. Impact from tackles or falls may dislocate the arm bone from the shoulder socket. Athletes are also prone to tearing their rotator cuff muscles or tendons due to repetitive motions like tennis serves, golf swings, or baseball pitches. Chronic inflammation of shoulder muscles, bursae, or tendons is common among athletes as well.

Degenerative joint ailments

Degenerative conditions of the shoulder joint, such as osteoarthritis, can cause stiffness and discomfort. Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage in the joint wears down over time, leading to pain and limited mobility.

Auto accident injuries

Auto accidents can result in acute shoulder injuries. Impact within the vehicle can cause shoulder dislocation, while violent twisting motions during the accident can tear shoulder tissues. These injuries can be severe and require immediate medical attention.

Referred shoulder pain

Not all shoulder pain originates from shoulder problems. Sometimes, pain in the shoulder area can be ‘referred pain’ from a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine. This nerve compression can radiate pain to the nerves that pass through the shoulder, causing discomfort and limitations in movement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our personalized shoulder pain treatments at Weiss Chiropractic for lasting pain relief.

Chiropractic care can address a variety of shoulder issues including tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, and general shoulder pain due to musculoskeletal imbalances.

Yes, chiropractic adjustments are generally safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor experienced in treating shoulder conditions. Techniques are tailored to each patient’s needs and health status.

 The number of sessions varies depending on the severity and underlying cause of shoulder pain. A personalized treatment plan will be recommended after the initial evaluation.

Chiropractic sessions may involve spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, soft tissue therapy, and exercises to improve shoulder strength and mobility. The goal is to reduce pain and restore function.

Yes, our chiropractor may recommend ergonomic changes, posture corrections, specific stretches, and strengthening exercises to support shoulder health and prevent future injuries.

Achieve Optimal Health with Weiss Chiropractic PC

At Weiss Chiropractic PC, your health is our top priority. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding care and guiding you on your path to optimal well-being. Reach out to us at (308) 882-8020 today to schedule your appointment and discover firsthand the benefits of our chiropractic services.
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