Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders. At Capitol Health & Injury Center in Saint Paul, MN, our chiropractor provides natural treatments for shoulder pain and other conditions. Our goal is to help you return to a healthy, pain-free life.
What Is Shoulder Pain?
Your shoulder has a wide range of motion, making it the most mobile joint in the body. Since a shoulder is comprised of bones, tendons, muscles, and joints, if any of these parts malfunction, you are likely to experience shoulder pain and discomfort.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder injuries may occur due to direct trauma or indirect trauma. Direct trauma includes fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, contusions, lacerations, burns, and more. Indirect trauma occurs when there is no direct contact between an object and the body. This type of injury usually happens when the person has been involved in accidents like car crashes, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slips while carrying heavy objects.
Sometimes, shoulder pain occurs due to clinical conditions. Some causes include:
- Frozen shoulder
- Heart attack
These conditions may cause shoulder pain to develop slowly over time. Determining the cause of your pain is vital in providing the proper treatment.
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
Pain is the most common symptom of shoulder pain. However, sometimes you may have difficulty lifting objects that you used to lift with ease. Other times, shoulder pain may radiate to the arms and fingers. Here are additional symptoms of shoulder pain:
- Occasional pain in the neck or back area
- Pain when sleeping on the back
- Limited range of motion
- Inability to play sports
Shoulder Pain Treatment
When you visit our chiropractic clinic, it all starts with a consultation. Our chiropractor will look at your medical history and ask questions about your symptoms. We will also conduct an in-depth physical exam of your shoulder to determine the exact cause. Our chiropractor can detect any underlying conditions that may be causing shoulder pain.
After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will develop a customized treatment plan for you. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments. Realigning the spine and body will alleviate any unnecessary pressure on the shoulder. Our chiropractor also provides corrective exercises. Stretching and strengthening exercises will improve your range of motion, speed up your recovery, and reduce your chances of recurring pain. We will use a combination of methods best suited for your condition.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Saint Paul, MN for Shoulder Pain Treatment
If you are suffering from shoulder pain, we can help. At Capitol Health & Injury Center in Saint Paul, MN, our chiropractor provides personalized care to alleviate your pain and help your shoulder heal. Call us today at (651) 771-2012 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.