The shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body, and given the number of everyday activities it's involved in—from brushing your hair to reaching up into the cupboard—it's easy to see why shoulder pain is something you'd want to get to the bottom of right away. Shoulder pain can be due to osteoarthritis, muscle tears, tendonitis, and several other causes. The many possibilities are owed to the anatomy involved in allowing your shoulder to do what it does.
SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF SHOULDER PAIN:
- Rotator Cuff tendonitis, bursitis or tear
- Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Bicep Tendonitis
- Bicep Tendon Rupture
- SLAP Tears
- Shoulder Osteoarthritis
- AC Arthritis
- AC Arthritis
- Shoulder Dislocation
Chiropractic treatment focuses on utilizing spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), or more commonly known as the chiropractic adjustment, to reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. Our doctors may also utilize physical therapy, therapeutic modalities, taping and strapping, nutrition, joint supports, exercises and home therapy regimens to quicken recovery. Treatment is safe, non-invasive, and a non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by shoulder pain.
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the highly trained doctors at Chiropractic Orthopedic Associates will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your low back pain with other healthcare professionals. We work with a network of healthcare providers that specialize in pain management, orthopedics, neurology, internal medicine, physiatry, neurosurgery and more.