Treating Shoulder Pain
with Chiropractic Care

Although most cases of shoulder pain have underlying medical conditions, shoulder pain can be a disabling and long-term condition for many sufferers that can cause swelling and irritation. Chiropractic care focuses on natural techniques such as hands-on manipulation and lifestyle changes to relieve you of pain in the affected areas of your body.

If you are subject to shoulder pain and want to find the best treatment to alleviate it, chiropractic care can help to relieve the pain that you are experiencing rather than simply mask it, as well as help your body to cope with the pain through natural pain management techniques.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Osteoarthritis, when the cartilage in your joints thins and causes wear, can cause shoulder pain as your joints will be unable to move as fluidly as before you had the condition. Although the joints do repair themselves, this can often have side effects such as swelling when these repairs change the shape of your joints.

Shoulder pain can also be caused by conditions such as polymyalgia rheumatica, whose symptoms are pain and stiffness in the muscles, including the shoulders. If you have this condition, pain may coincide with other symptoms similar to flu, such as a fever, and the pain will not be isolated to your shoulders. The pain can be found in other areas of your body, such as your neck and hips. You will have pain in both shoulders usually, and they may also be inflamed.

Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause pain to your shoulder joints, and you may also get stiffness and inflammation in affected areas. When you have rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system attacks healthy tissues, which can cause wear and even disintegrate your joints, leaving your shoulders in pain.





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You may also get shoulder pain if you are subject to a shoulder injury or infection, such as shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tear, or rotator cuff tendonitis. Injury or infection in the shoulder or shoulder blade will be noticeable by the red, swollen appearance of your shoulder or restricted movement. Shoulder pain may also occur if you injure the muscles around your shoulders. Inflammation may also occur in the bursae, the sacs around your joints that allow them to move freely due to their cushioning nature. Inflammation can then cause pressure on the shoulder bone.

You may get shoulder pain from poor posture, which can be due to the way that you sit, the way that you perform physical work or your workstation when you are at a computer. This can cause pain due to tension in the muscles surrounding your shoulder.

How Can a Chiropractor Help with My Shoulder Pain?

Although shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of different medical conditions and issues, a trained chiropractor can help you to cope with all of the different types of shoulder pain easily, relieving your body from pressure.

Chiropractors use hands-on chiropractic adjustment techniques such as The Crack and Drop methods to relieve the pain of your shoulder bones through a release of pressure on the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustment of the affected areas can help to do this as they release any excessive pressure on the limbs and allow them to stay pain-free. This release of pressure can also boost the body’s natural healing abilities, allowing it to restore any stiffness and inflammation to their usual flexibility and motion. It can also help to prevent conditions such as shoulder pain by keeping them supple. Rather than masking the pain that sufferers may be subject to, like medication and other treatments are wont to do, chiropractic care resolves the pain completely through reducing the body’s sensitivity to pain by decreasing the stress that the body is under.

Local Chiropractors for Shoulder Pain at SnapCrack

If you are interested in what the techniques of chiropractic care can do for you, SnapCrack Chiropractic can help to resolve any pain that you feel in your shoulders and other areas of the body. Although it cannot treat the root cause of the issue, SnapCrack can relieve the pain that you feel through expert techniques and a customized plan that is suited to your individual experience. Not only this, but our no-appointment policy means that it is simple to receive the benefits of chiropractic care when you are in pain, allowing you to get treatment for both long-term, regular, and short-term conditions.

Shoulder pain can be difficult to treat due to the wide variety of different causes and conditions. However, chiropractic care can help you to cope with your shoulder pain symptoms such as inflammation and mobile joint loss through their ability to relieve the pressure points of your body and boost the body’s natural healing processes. For both long-term and short-term conditions, this can ensure that you can have a natural recovery from shoulder pain, along with lifestyle changes.

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