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Frequently Asked Questions About Shoulder Pain at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

A painful, stiff shoulder can cause all kinds of problems in your life, from lost sleep and constant stress to the inability to drive, work or play sports. It can also prompt a lot of questions about how you get relief. Here are the answers to some frequently asked shoulder pain questions here at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake VA.

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Why Does Shoulder Pain Occur?

There are many potential shoulder pain causes. Generally, however, shoulder pain generally occurs either due to an acute injury or to longstanding issues that have led to chronic inflammation or joint deterioration.

How Do Acute Injuries Cause Shoulder Pain?

A sharp blow to the shoulder from an auto, sports, or workplace accident can dislocate the head of the arm bone or humerus, right out of its socket. Acute hyper extension of the shoulder may tear the rotator cuff (the muscles and tendons that allow the shoulder to move).

What Are Some Common Chronic Causes of Shoulder Pain?

Chronic shoulder pain may be caused by the gradual development of soft tissue damage, which leads to inflammatory strain issues such as bursitis, strained or pinched tendons, and muscle strain. Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joint may occur due to years of overuse or simply as a byproduct of aging.

How Do Repetitive Motions Lead to Shoulder Pain?

Constant repetitive shoulder motions can contribute to the development of chronic strain disorders and/or arthritis. workers or athletes who must repeat the same actions under non-ergonomic conditions often experience this problem.

What Is Adhesive Capsulitis?

Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a stiffness in the shoulder tissues that develop after a long period of non-use. t sometimes occurs in people who must have an arm immobilized.

How Do Spinal Problems Refer Pain to the Shoulder?

Pinched cervical nerve roots can often send pain signals out to nerves that pass through the shoulder. This can create pain in the shoulder.

What Can Your Chiropractor Do for My Condition?

Our chiropractor can determine what kind of damage or strain your shoulder may have received and then devise an all-natural healing or pain management plan. Chiropractic adjustments can improve shoulder joint function or relieve pinched cervical nerve tissue. Massage therapy can ease pain and inflammation for faster healing of soft tissues in the shoulder.

Call Our Chesapeake Chiropractor for Answers

Shoulder pain can throw challenges in your way, but you can get the answers to those problems here at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. Call our Chesapeake chiropractor today at 757.547.4325 to schedule an appointment so we can start providing the relief you seek!

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  • "I love coming here! They offer great chiropractics and massage therapy. I always leave feeling better. Dr.Santer and the team are always so welcoming and make me feel like we have been friends for years. You truly feel they care about you. It is easy to set up and appointment and they are very understanding when something comes up. I like the office and staff so much and think they do such an amazing job! I tell all my friends and family about it. Thank you everyone for all you do!!!"
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  • ""I first came to Atlantic Chiropractic 5 years ago with a pinched nerve in my neck. I was in so much pain, I could not even move my head. Dr. Eric diagnosed the problem almost immediately and confirmed it with the EMG. He set up a treatment plan and told me I probably would not feel significant relief for a good two weeks. I appreciated his thoroughness, expertise, and honesty. As it turned out, I was actually pain free in one week! I always refer my friends to Dr. Eric/Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for the most trusted effective chiropractic care.""
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