Shoulder pain can be an awful thing to endure. At Love Chiropractic Center, we may have the antidote for getting rid of that pain. By that, we mean drug-free solutions that work to provide lasting relief and restore shoulder functionality. Our chiropractor serving Concord and Harrisburg, NC, is here to help get your shoulder “back in business” by personalizing a chiropractic care plan that matches your needs.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with three main bones: the humerus which fits into the shoulder socket, scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collarbone). The rotator cuff (muscles and tendons) and ligaments hold the joint together while allowing range of motion.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
When you have shoulder pain preventing you from performing even simple tasks like combing your hair, you can't help but wonder what's the reason. Perhaps you fell, suffered an injury playing sports, lifted a heavy object overhead, or overused your shoulder. Otherwise, it can be an underlying condition triggering the pain. Common shoulder injuries and conditions include:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder osteoarthritis
- Shoulder tendinitis or bursitis (inflammation of the bursae)
- Dislocated, broken, or separated shoulder
- Injured collarbone or shoulder blade
- Radiating pain from a neck injury or pinched nerve in the neck
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Problems
Your symptoms will depend on the underlying cause. The pain may range from mild and intermittent to persistent and excruciating. You may also experience:
- Shoulder deformity or instability
- Swelling or tenderness
- Pain that radiates to the neck, arm, or hand
- Trouble lifting your arm or bearing weight
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness resulting from a pinched nerve
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain in Concord or Harrisburg, North Carolina
Our chiropractor delivers chiropractic care and sports injury treatment to reduce pain and restore range of motion. Your individualized treatment will depend on the results of a detailed evaluation of your symptoms and medical history. We may perform shoulder adjustments to realign a dislocated shoulder and manipulate the soft tissue to reduce pain and inflammation. Spinal adjustments may be recommended to correct misalignment or relieve a pinched nerve in the neck. Other pain relief or rehabilitative therapies include acupuncture and corrective exercises. Since we focus on treating the "whole person," we usually provide advice on proper posture and nutrition to help prevent recurring injury or pain.
Contact Our Chiropractor for Shoulder Treatment
Getting safe chiropractic care in Concord or Harrisburg, NC is as simple as contacting Love Chiropractic Center. Our friendly staff will be happy to schedule your consultation. Call us today at 704-784-1711.