Shoulder Pain Chiropractic Wellness Treatments

Shoulder pain can be a very uncomfortable and even debilitating condition that affects up to 70% of adults at some point during their life. This issue may seem minor, but the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, and any issues within can cause a wide range of mobility issues. Finding comprehensive treatment for shoulder pain can be challenging but at our Palm Beach chiropractic and wellness center, we can help treat your shoulder pain and bring you the relief you’ve been seeking.

Shoulder Pain

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain in Palm Beach County

While shoulder pain can be caused by injuries such as sporting accidents or car wrecks, the most common causes are disease, minor injury, and age-related tissue degeneration. Shoulder pain often results from inflammation or tears within the muscles, tendons, cartilage, or ligaments that make up the shoulder joint. Some of the most common ways that this can occur is through:

    • Tendonitis (tendon inflammation caused by overexertion)
    • Bursitis (damage to the bursae that helps the shoulder move)
    • Shoulder Impingement (friction between the rotator cuff and acromion bone)
    • Torn Rotator Cuff
    • Brachial Plexus Injury (nerve damage in the neck)
    • Bone Spurs
    • Pinched Nerve (usually in the neck or back)
    • Osteo- or Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sporting or Work-related Accidents

The issues that cause shoulder pain may seem minor, but shoulder pain itself can be very disruptive. The shoulder joint is one of the most-used in the entire body, so shoulder pain can reduce mobility and self-sufficiency a great deal. Additionally, failure to seek treatment for these problems can not only prolong the pain but, depending on the issue, may even cause them to worsen over time.

If left untreated, many of these issues can worsen and result in greater shoulder disability or even immobility. In particular, shoulder impingement can worsen with time, leading to more pain and less mobility. Additionally, a torn rotator cuff, tendonitis, and bursitis can worsen without treatment and gradually reduce the shoulder’s range of motion and increase pain. Pinched nerves often require treatment for relief, and arthritis also requires consistent care and treatment if someone hopes to find relief.

Diagnosing Shoulder Pain

The first step toward getting relief from shoulder pain is to obtain an accurate diagnosis of the cause. At our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center, our professionals can provide a quick and comprehensive diagnosis so that someone can begin treatment as soon as possible. Depending on the cause of shoulder pain, certain therapies may be more effective than others.

We provide a wide range of therapeutic solutions to shoulder pain. While chiropractic care is our main focus, we proved several extremely effective supplemental therapies as well. In cases of tendon, ligament, or nerve-induced shoulder pain, we may recommend laser therapy as a supplement to chiropractic care. In cases of shoulder pain originating from muscular issues, we may recommend massage and physical therapy. The more ways we can provide care and treatment, the faster our clients can find relief, and this also allows for a more complete recovery.

While some shoulder pain may heal on its own, there may be certain signs that this is not the case. Someone should be very vigilant to look out for certain indicators that shoulder pain may be worsening, as some issues can escalate without proper treatment. Some indicators that shoulder pain may be worsening can include:

    • Visible Swelling or Redness of the Shoulder
    • Reduced Mobility
    • Shoulder Pain That Persists Longer Than 3 Weeks
    • Shoulder Pain Spreading Down The Arm
    • Weakness
    • If The Pain Worsens With Activity

These are just a few of the warning signs of worsening shoulder issues and potential complications down the road. If shoulder pain is an issue and is preventing full range of motion, is interfering with daily tasks, or is interfering with restful sleep then it is time to come see our professional experts at our Palm Beach wellness center and break free from shoulder pain once and for all.

Questions Your Palm Beach County Chiropractor May Ask

Shoulder pain can arise from many different causes, but with a few particular questions, our shoulder pain specialists can narrow down the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner. Many medical practices will immediately opt for expensive and time-consuming X-rays, MRI, or CT scans and while these are appropriate at times, they can prolong the discomfort. Some of the questions that our chiropractors may ask to determine the cause of shoulder pain may include:

    • In which position do you frequently sleep?
    • Have you had any weakness in the affected shoulder or arm recently?
    • Does the pain radiate from the shoulder, or is it fairly localized?
    • How is your mobility with the painful shoulder?
    • Does the pain increase with prolonged activity, or remain constant?

These fairly simple questions can lead our trained professionals toward the cause and, subsequently, the most effective treatment options. The sooner treatment can begin, the sooner relief can be found so we like to get started as soon as possible. If shoulder pain is an issue, come visit our Palm Beach chiropractor and wellness center, and return to a full and pain-free life.