Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain
Most people think of their chiropractor when they are experiencing back pain, but chiropractic care can help with many different types of pain management, including shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can be caused by many things, including tendonitis, sprains, bursitis, and rotator cuff injuries. At ChiroMed Health Spa in Palmetto, FL, we offer a wide range of therapies that can help reduce or even eliminate your shoulder pain.
Diagnosing Shoulder Pain
Before we treat your shoulder pain, we must determine the likely cause. The nerves, tendons, muscles, and bursa in the shoulders can all contribute to shoulder pain. Your chiropractor will perform an examination, which may include X-rays or other tests, to determine the best treatment for the type of shoulder pain you are experiencing. We have compiled a list of some of the more common shoulder injuries seen in our practice.
Shoulder Pain from Rotator Cuff Injuries
The shoulder is surrounded by a group of tendons and muscles that are collectively known as the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff holds the shoulder joint firmly in place. Injuries to the rotator cuff are common, especially among people who work with their arms elevated, such as painters. The repetitive movement can cause strains or tears to the rotator cuff, which results in discomfort or pain when moving the arm. Chiropractic adjustment combined with physical therapy is a typical treatment for this condition.
Shoulder Pain from Bursitis
Bursitis occurs when the bursa inside of the shoulder becomes inflamed. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction in your shoulder. When this bursa is damaged, moving your shoulder can result in pain or discomfort. Common symptoms of bursitis are a pain when pushing a door open, moving your arm in circles, or lying on your shoulder. In addition to a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor can give you exercises to do that will help your bursitis-induced shoulder pain.
Frozen shoulder is an extremely painful condition that is accompanied by stiffness in the shoulder joint. It often follows procedures that limit your range of motion. For example, following a stroke, a patient may be unable to move the arm on one side of the body. This can lead to the development of a frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is often related to irritation in the nerves of the upper back and lower neck. Chiropractic care can be extremely effective in treating this painful condition.
Your Palmetto, FL Chiropractor
If you live in the Palmetto, FL area, ChiroMed Health Spa is ready to diagnose and treat your shoulder pain, regardless of the cause. We will diagnose the problem and provide you with the right treatment to get the pain relief you deserve. Call ChiroMed Health Spa at (941) 479-4999 to set up your appointment today!