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Shoulder Pain FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Shoulder Pain Answered by our Birmingham Chiropractor

Man with shoulder pain in Birmingham

The aches and pains in your shoulder may be caused by more than your weekend sports play or the uncomfortable way you slept. Shoulder pain has many causes and our chiropractors evaluate your symptoms, lifestyle and health risks to determine the source of your shoulder pain. Then, we put together a chiropractic care plan to bring lasting shoulder pain relief and prevent your shoulder from causing discomfort in the future. When you are searching for shoulder pain relief, we understand you have questions regarding the reasons for pain, shoulder pain treatment, and shoulder pain prevention. Our chiropractor in Birmingham wants to answers these questions and more.

What are the Common Causes of Shoulder Pain?

Some causes of shoulder pain include overuse injuries that affect the muscles and connective tissues. These include:

  • Bursitis - In which the fluid-filled sac of the shoulder that provides a cushioning. The bursae become inflamed with excessive use and this may cause pain in the shoulder. 
  • Tendinitis - In which the tendons of the shoulder joint are inflamed from overuse or repetitive motions. 

Other shoulder pain is the result of an injury or accident and may include:

  • Shoulder impingement or frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Instability of the joint in which it moves out of place
  • Tendon Tears
  • Arthritis

What Can I do to Prevent Shoulder Pain?

Our chiropractors speak with you about lifestyle changes to reduce and prevent shoulder pain. These may include an adjustment in your activities to decrease the stress on the shoulder joint. You may also require a change in work patterns if your career is adding to your pain. We show you safer ways to lift, sleep and sit to support a healthier shoulder position and decrease pain.

How Can Visiting a Chiropractor Help Relieve Pain?

Chiropractic care for shoulder pain includes gentle adjustments to position the shoulder joint in a way that will not aggravate the connecting tissues. These adjustments also allow for greater joint stability and muscular support. Our team may also show you exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder for additional support. Flexibility exercises improve your shoulder range of motion and also decrease pain. We may use massage therapy or sound waves to break up muscle tension and reduce pain.

When Should I Visit a Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain?

Our chiropractor in Birmingham wants to see you as soon as possible if you are experiencing shoulder pain. If your pain is constant or intermittent, our chiropractors provide effective solutions for shoulder pain relief. Plus, we show you ways to avoid pain in the future. Start healing today by calling us at (248) 645-6070.