Shoulder Pain Diagnosis and Treatment at Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Our Kennesaw Chiropractor
At Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, our team provides comprehensive diagnostic tools and advanced treatment options for a wide range of conditions including shoulder pain. With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Craig Gruber and Dr. Angelo Ferrari are available to help you find a holistic, noninvasive way to stop shoulder pain from limiting your quality of life. Visit your Kennesaw chiropractor for an appointment to discuss your unique needs.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain can occur for a number of reasons including overuse, injury, or disease. It should never be ignored. It can be acute, meaning it comes on quickly and may be intense, or chronic, developing over time. Below are some of the causes of shoulder pain:
This common condition occurs when inflammation occurs in the small, fluid-filled sacs within the shoulder joint called the bursae. These sacs are critical to the movement of the shoulder, providing a cushion to reduce friction. Inflammation can lead to painful movement.
In this injury, the upper portion of the arm bone comes out of the socket it should sit in. Because of the mobility of this joint, this is not uncommon.
Sometimes called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder typically develops over time as the joint becomes stiff. It generally worsens over time before resolving.
Sprains and Strains
Sprains occur when the ligaments are stretched or torn while a strain occurs when the muscle or tendon is stretched or torn. Both often involve some type of physical injury to the area.
Other types of causes include torn cartilage, tendon rupture, tendonitis, arthritis, separated shoulder, rotator cuff injury, and impingement.
How Can Your Chiropractor Help with Shoulder Pain?
When you come in to see your chiropractor, we will work with you to determine the underlying cause and then provide a treatment plan designed to minimize your pain and improve your mobility. This may include:
- Chiropractic Care - Adjustments to the alignment of the shoulder can reduce the pain by taking pressure off the nerve roots there. It can also help with reducing inflammation.
- Exercise Guidance - In some situations, the goal is to strengthen the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in this area to reduce pain. We'll provide you with specific exercise to do to accomplish this goal.
- Nutritional Support - It is always very important to ensure your body receives the nutrition it needs to heal and overcome injury or disease. We'll guide you through that process.
We also offer lifestyle advice, rehabilitation, and massage therapy as options that may help reduce your shoulder pain. With a customized care plan, you can depend on our chiropractor to help you resolve your shoulder pain.
Visit Our Chiropractic Office in Kennesaw for a Consultation
Schedule a consultation for shoulder pain with one of our chiropractors. Our Kennesaw chiropractic office is available to patients suffering from a wide range of pain. Call Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for an appointment at 770-423-9010.