The very flexible shoulder allows a wide range of motion making it susceptible to injury and pain. The pain may go away on its own but, in some cases, can persist and become chronic or debilitating. Our chiropractors at Willow Bend Chiropractic in Plano, TX, specializes in non-invasive shoulder pain treatment. The goal is to combine chiropractic adjustments and healing therapies to eliminate the pain and restore full range of motion.
The Shoulder Joint
This ball-and-socket joint connects to the collarbone, upper arm bone, and the shoulder blades, which are all held together by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The rotator cuff keeps the shoulder stable yet, allows you to flex, extend, and rotate the arm to perform various tasks.
Shoulder Pain Causes
Pain is often related to repetitive use that tears, strains, or sprains the connective tissue. It can also develop due to a fall, car accident, weightlifting, athletic activities such as contact sports, or inflammation. We can treat patients whose pain is linked to these conditions:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Muscle tension or stiffness
- Dislocated or fractured shoulder
- Pain radiating from the neck or back
Symptoms may vary depending on the root cause of the pain. Patients usually complain of a sudden sharp or dull pain that comes on gradually and gets worse with time or intensifies when moving the shoulder. Other common symptoms are:
- Swelling or tenderness
- Trouble lifting the arm
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle stiffness or weakness
- Difficulty carrying weighty objects
Shoulder Pain Treatment by Our Chiropractors in Plano
Prior to deciding on an ideal course of treatment for you, our chiropractic physicians will do a comprehensive evaluation and run diagnostic tests to pinpoint the root cause of the pain. To promote overall wellness, your chiropractic care plan may include these treatment modalities along with nutritional counseling. We aim to provide long-term relief while rehabilitating the shoulder to avoid re-injury and invasive shoulder surgery.
Chiropractic Adjustments: Manual shoulder adjustments are done by applying gentle pressure to manipulate joints, bones, and tissue back to their natural position. This technique may provide significant pain relief immediately.
Spinal Adjustment: Adjusting the spine corrects misalignment and takes pressure off the intervertebral discs, nerve, or soft tissue causing pain to spread to the shoulder.
Rehabilitative Therapies: Holistic healing of the shoulder often requires special exercises, stretches, and massage therapies to relax, repair, and strengthen the connective tissue, reduce inflammation, and improve flexibility.
Receive Natural Pain Treatment from Our Licensed Chiropractors
Willow Bend Chiropractic offers a drug-free approach that eliminates pain and prevents it from coming back. You'll be able to do routine tasks and return to athletic activities without the pain. Call our Plano, TX, office at (972) 608-4411 to book a consultation.