Patients who are dealing with shoulder pain can find relief with a visit to the chiropractor. Dr. Colby Giles at Luxxey Chiropractic in Tempe, Arizona, offers treatment for shoulder pain using chiropractic adjustment, extremity adjusting, and lifestyle modification. Whether a patient is dealing with an overuse injury, work injury, sports injury, or shoulder pain due to arthritis, his treatment modalities can help.
What causes shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain is caused by a number of conditions, including:
With each of these conditions, chiropractic care at Luxxey Chiropractic can offer some relief.
What is tendonitis?
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, the cord connecting muscle to bone, in the shoulder. This typically develops with overuse.
What is bursitis?
Bursitis occurs when the bursa, the fluid filled sacs around a joint, become inflamed and swollen. This can cause the joint to stiffen and lose mobility.
How can chiropractic care help with shoulder pain?
While some causes of shoulder pain, like rotator cuff injuries, require medical attention, many patients receive significant relief with chiropractic care. Dr. Giles will thoroughly examine the patient’s spine and shoulder to find the root cause of the pain, then recommend a treatment routine that can help. Because he offers extremity adjustment in addition to spinal adjustment, he can often realign the shoulder joint and restore comfort and mobility to patients. He’ll also work with patients to achieve lifestyle modification that will help limit future injuries.
When should a patient seek chiropractic care for shoulder pain?
Any shoulder pain lasting more than a few days needs to be addressed. The sooner a patient visits Luxxey Chiropractic for evaluation and adjustment, the less risk of serious complication or chronic problems a patient will have. Dr. Giles will evaluate and adjust the injured shoulder to restore movement and reduce pain and inflammation.
What can a patient do at home to help with shoulder pain?
When the shoulder hurts, many patients find themselves tempted to stop using the affected joint to reduce their pain, but this is a mistake. Immobilizing the shoulder, except in cases of actual tears to the muscles or ligaments, increases the risk of developing a frozen shoulder. Patients need to keep moving, and Dr. Giles can help. Patients can also take measures to reduce inflammation by using stretching exercises that help correct muscular imbalance and placing ice on the affected shoulder. Heat shouldn’t be used, as it can increase inflammation.