Do You Have Shoulder Pain?

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is very common and affects almost 50% of the population at some point in life. Shoulder pain is common because the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. In the shoulder, there are four tendons that connect the upper arm bone to the shoulder allowing for a wide range of motion. There are many different causes leading to shoulder pain. These include issues such as bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, a rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability, shoulder dislocation, and shoulder separation.

There are a number of symptoms which may appear that are a sure sign that chiropractic care should be sought. If you are unable to carry items or use the arm, experience pain that occurs at night or while resting, notice swelling or bruising around the joint of the arm, show any signs of infection such as fever or warmth, or have any other unusual symptoms, you can be sure that treatment is needed. Like other issues with the body, symptoms can be more serious than they seem so it is important to seek treatment right away. Waiting for the injury to resolve itself on its own can cause permanent or chronic results. And, the sooner treatment begins; the sooner recovery can be started. More importantly, it is then the sooner your pain can be relieved and your quality of life can be restored.

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What does shoulder pain treatment involve?

Because of the multitude of problems that may be causing your pain, it is important to contact Woodlands Chiropractic to schedule a consultation. The expert staff will ask questions and discuss your overall health and activity to help narrow down the possible causes. This may include discussion about your diet and exercise. After discussing your symptoms and previous medical history, your chiropractor will examine your shoulder and arm to determine the likely culprit and will recommend and provide a customized treatment plan designed to resolve your unique issue.

Typically, a chiropractic adjustment can help to relieve pressure on the joint and relieve the pain. Hot or cold packs, massage, traction, or strengthening and stretching exercises may also be recommended. Often, it is important to also make sure you are resting your shoulder from activity and ensuring that you are getting a proper amount of sleep. In severe cases, anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injections, and even surgery may be suggested.

How can Woodlands Chiropractic help with your shoulder pain?

Woodlands Chiropractic believes that regular chiropractic care can help to prevent and reduce shoulder pain by allowing your body to work together as it should. A professional wellness center such as Woodlands is uniquely skilled to resolve shoulder pain issues and provide you with the knowledge, treatment, and education needed. We are passionate about improving our patient's quality of lives through good health. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, you can rest assured that Woodlands Chiropractic can help.

Woodlands Chiropractic is a comprehensive health care clinic. Our experience and knowledge coupled with our caring approach results in a superb experience with exceptional results. Contact us at: 320-240-0300 to schedule a consultation with us, or send us a message via our online form. Don't let shoulder pain affect your quality of life, contact Woodlands Chiropractic today!