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Should You See A Chiropractor For Shoulder Pain?

Can A Chiropractor Help With Neck And Shoulder Pain?


In our Los Gatos chiropractic clinic, shoulder pain is a common problem encountered by our chiropractors, and can represent a very challenging area for both patient, and therapist. 

 

And while people have many questions, “Can a chiropractor help a pinched nerve in my shoulder?” or “Can a chiropractor help with shoulder pain?”, being the most common ones, when it comes to healing the body, the answer is never simple.

 

The complexity of this pathology comes from the fact that pain in the shoulders can be caused by a number of different conditions. Sometimes it’s the irritation of the nerves in the lower or upper back and neck. Other times it might be an inflammation of tendons, joints, ligaments or muscles. Although shoulder problems are usually caused by repetitive use, accidents or blunt force trauma on the rotator cuff, they can also radiate from other structures, such as the neck, diaphragm, or the heart.

 

Before letting the patient know if chiropractic care can help with shoulder pain, your chiropractor needs to properly assess the cause of pain, and look for any 'red flags' signalling the need for deeper investigation. Except for a manual inspection of the shoulder, chiropractors will often use an X-ray or MRI, the complexity of the diagnostic process usually depending on the nature of the injury.

 

Getting to the root of the issue is important because to be effective and not worsen the injury, the treatment of shoulder conditions must be directed at the specific cause of pain.


What Will Your Chiropractor Do For Minimizing Shoulder Pain?

 

Shoulder problems can be very painful, causing high levels of inflammation, and most of the time, also impairing the range of motion and flexibility. 

 

Only after getting a clear understanding of what causes shoulder pain, the chiropractor will be able to recommend a targeted treatment for you, which can often minimize discomfort sometimes after just one session. 

 

For those wondering how a chiropractor can help with shoulder pain, the way chiropractic adjustments work is by alleviating tension in the muscles, which in turn provides relief to trapped nerves. And although chiropractic is usually efficient enough to lead to a desired health outcome by itself, it can also be used in conjunction with other natural techniques like massage, acupuncture or ultrasound. These treatments can offer extra relief for those experiencing extreme back pain caused by the swelling in the muscles and joints around the shoulder.

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Should I See a Doctor Or Chiropractor For Shoulder Pain?

 

Shoulder pain can sometimes go away on its own, but it may also last up to 12 or 18 months. When seeking the help of modern medicine, the best treatment for shoulder pain is still unclear, unless the pain is due to a bone fracture or other specific injury that requires surgical therapy. While medication like Panadol and Ibuprofen are common treatments for pain relief, when the cause is not addressed, the symptoms usually return.


But you don’t necessarily need to undergo a painful and invasive surgery, or take lots of medications when you have shoulder pain. As reported by many studies, chiropractic has been found to alleviate shoulder symptoms for most people, offering a complete recovery from pain and stiffness. 

 

Advanced Chiropractic is the leading chiropractic practice in Los Gatos, California, offering advanced chiropractic services for all specific needs.

 

So if you are experiencing any kind of discomfort or chronic condition why don’t you call us today and make an appointment? You’ll find out how our chiropractors can help you find the right approach for shoulder pain, but you’ll also discover which are the best solutions for a healthy and balanced life.

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