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Shoulder Pain

woman with shoulder painShoulder pain is a common condition caused by various factors, including injuries, poor posture, arthritis, and more. Fortunately, chiropractic care may help address shoulder discomfort in many cases.

What Are the Main Causes?

One of the main causes of shoulder pain is injury. This can occur due to accidents or other types of trauma to the area, such as falls or contact sports injuries. Injuries like these can lead to strained muscles in the shoulders and neck area, which can become inflamed and painful over time.

Another common cause of shoulder pain is bad posture. Sitting at a desk all day with your shoulders rounded forward can lead to tension and inflammation in the muscles around your upper back and shoulders. Additionally, if you have a pre-existing medical condition like arthritis or osteoporosis, poor posture can worsen these symptoms.

Our Natural Approach

Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to successfully address shoulder discomfort and other associated musculoskeletal issues. By using manual manipulation techniques and other techniques, such as massage therapy and stretching, a chiropractor can alleviate tension in your muscles and relieve inflammation that is causing your pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there specific exercises that can help alleviate shoulder pain?

The answer to this question depends largely on what is causing your discomfort. For example, if you are experiencing bursitis, yoga may help improve your range of motion and reduce inflammation. However, if you have a rotator cuff tear, you will likely need physical therapy to improve your strength and flexibility. As always, it is best to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.

How long will shoulder pain last?

The duration of your shoulder pain depends on the underlying cause. For example, tendonitis typically lasts several weeks, while arthritis may be a lifelong condition. However, with proper care, we may be able to help improve symptoms and prevent further damage.

What are some ways I can prevent discomfort?

Aim to sit, stand, and walk without slouching. When lifting objects over your head, be sure you don’t carry too much weight on your shoulders. When sleeping, avoid stacking pillows, which can create shoulder or neck pain.

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