Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common condition that can easily cause loss of mobility or trouble performing daily functions. Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake can provide that effective pain relief you're looking for without the use of habit-forming drugs. Our chiropractor provides natural chiropractic adjustment techniques and therapies that work together to relieve pain, heal and strengthen the body, and prevent new injuries. 

Shoulder pain is a common condition that can easily cause loss of mobility or trouble performing daily functions.

The Shoulder Joint 

Pain affecting the shoulder can be debilitating since it may involve the shoulder joint. This is a ball and socket joint supported by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It allows a wide range of motions including the ability to extend, retract, or rotate the arm. 

Common Shoulder Pain Causes

Acute or chronic injuries, overuse stress, or health conditions are linked to pain in the shoulder. Damage to the rotator cuff that provides shoulder motion and stability is a leading cause of pain. Other causes include:

    • Arthritis
    • Muscle stiffness
    • Bursitis (inflammation)
    • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
    • Rotator cuff tears (tendon tears)
    • Shoulder dislocation or fracture 
    • Rotator cuff tendonitis (impingement)
    • Referred pain from the neck, back, or internal organs

Typical Shoulder Pain Symptoms

The pain could be acute or chronic, dull or sharp, and range in severity from mild to severe. It could occur off and on or can be persistent. Common pain symptoms are:

    • Inability to raise the arm
    • Unable to throw or carry objects 
    • Numbness or tingling
    • Muscle stiffness or weakness
    • Bruising or swelling around the joint
    • Signs of infection, for example, fever

Shoulder Pain Treatment by Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake 

Depending on the diagnosis, your drug-free pain management plan may include joint manipulation, spinal adjustment, massage therapy, and strengthening exercises.

Joint Manipulation: In the case of a dislocation, the shoulder joints, bones, and connective tissue will be gently manipulated back into alignment. This should immediately relieve most of your pain and joint stiffness and improve range of motion. 

Spinal Adjustment: If the pain stems from a problem with the spine such as herniated or bulging discs or irritate nerves, realigning the spine can eliminate the pain radiating to the shoulder.

Rehabilitative Treatments: Massage therapy helps to loosen muscles, tendons, and ligaments, alleviate the pain, reduce inflammation, and speed up the healing process. A series of stretch exercise sessions can be done at our clinic and at home to repair, rebuild, and strengthen the injured soft tissue.

Combining these chiropractic treatments optimizes pain relief, improves nervous system functions, and reduces the risk of shoulder surgery. 

Call Your Local Chiropractor in Chesapeake to Book a Consultation 

You should get chiropractic care right away at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation before the injury and pain become worse or affect your neck, back, arms, or wrists. Call our Chesapeake office at (757) 547-4325 to book an appointment today.


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