Shoulder pain is more common than most people realize and can be caused by a variety of different underlying issues. There are various natural approaches to relieving shoulder pain and the best type of treatment will depend on the specific cause. To make sure a patient receives the right care, our doctors start by taking the time to understand the issue fully.
Shoulder Pain Causes
Shoulder pain can be caused by an injury, a chronic disease, or posture. Our doctors will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine exactly what is causing the pain. This initial analysis will consider all of the following:
Our doctors will take the time to learn specifically where patients are having pain in the shoulder. By determining the location of the pain, our staff will be able to narrow down possible causes.
Acute pain during specific activities means something entirely different than constant dull pain. It’s also common for patients to feel pain more during the night. Take notice of when during the day shoulder pain is the worst, and it will help our staff diagnose the issue.
Reduced Mobility or Strength
A patient’s ability to use their shoulder is essential for day to day activities. If it is difficult to move the shoulder in certain ways, or the shoulder has reduced strength, it can limit a patient’s ability to perform even simple tasks. Take note of activities that are causing the most trouble, and it will give our staff clues about what the issue is.
Our staff is committed to naturopathic medicine, which includes physical therapy. We start with simple, low impact exercises to prevent making the injury worse. We build up over time to help patients gain strength and mobility in their shoulders the natural way. Physical therapy yields long-lasting results for patients who are committed to the process.
Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain
A chiropractor can assist a patient with their natural approach to shoulder pain relief. Adjusting the spine helps keep the body in better alignment, which improves a patient’s range of motion. When the body has better posture and works in unison, there is less burden on all joints including the shoulders.
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Shoulder pain is one of the main symptoms we treat. Because it’s one of our specialties, our staff is excellent at creating specialized treatment plans to alleviate pain and generate results that last. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and get one step closer to relief.