If you are dealing with shoulder pain, one of the first things on your mind will be whether you should seek treatment and, if so, who you should turn to for treatment. In some cases, you may find that going to a chiropractic office is your best bet, as a chiropractor can determine what is causing your shoulder pain and how to resolve it holistically.
It doesn’t hurt to inform yourself of some common causes of shoulder pain before you meet with a chiropractor, not to diagnose it yourself, but just to have a better understanding. When you have an idea of what has led to your shoulder pain, you’ll be better equipped to address it and make corrections in your life, where you can, to prevent it. Here are four causes of shoulder paint to be aware of:
- Pinched Nerve- A pinched nerve occurs when bone, swollen tissue, or some other material puts pressure on a nerve coming from the neck. It may cause pain, numbness, and discomfort in the shoulder.
- Frozen Shoulder- A sign of frozen shoulder is pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. A person may develop frozen shoulder after having to keep it still for a long period of time, such as while a broken arm is in a cast. A chiropractor may be able to help with frozen shoulder by increasing the range of motion.
- Overuse or Repetitive Use- Overusing your shoulder tendons, perhaps during exercise or physical labor, puts stress on the tissue, leading to inflammation and shoulder pain.
- Bone Spurs- Bone spurs refer to the pieces of bone that rub against the rotator cuff and prevent the shoulder from moving properly. Chiropractic adjustments can decrease this pressure, providing relief and restoration of your flexibility.