Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Chiropractor Huntsville AL

We don’t usually realize just how much we use our shoulders every day, but once we get a shoulder injury or begin feeling pain from overuse, it’s impossible not to notice it. Shoulder-related pain and injuries can make it difficult to exercise or do things you can usually do.

Fortunately, chiropractors can help you manage your condition and can also help to prevent them in the first place. Read on below to find out how a chiropractor for shoulder pain can help.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Most of the time, shoulder pain may be related to an injury, where the cause can come from many things. 

Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain are the following:

  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Bursitis
  • Neck and upper back tightness
  • Automobile accidents
  • Athletic injuries
  • Abnormal patterns of movement
  • Working at a desk for long periods of time
  • Overuse

While a few of these could indicate localized swelling within the shoulder joint, a lot of these conditions point to the spine as the source of the pain. This is because the nerves that control the shoulder start from the spine. If any of the vertebrae supporting the upper back or neck are injured or compressed, the nerves that lead to our shoulders will become irritated and painful.

Even a small misalignment in the spine could interrupt the communication between the nerves of the shoulder, where it can have a domino effect. As a result, what appears to be shoulder pain is pain originating from the spinal column. Contact Functional Chiropractic for a professional evaluation.

Treatment from a Shoulder Pain Chiropractor

Shoulder pain can affect anyone and is one of the most common areas of pain. However, it is important to treat it in the early stages to ensure that it will heal as soon as possible. Here are a few of the tactics our doctors at Functional Chiropractic may use to treat your shoulder pain.

  • Heat therapy
  • Compression
  • Cold compress
  • Shoulder exercises and stretches
  • Spinal alignment adjustments

The best way to determine what solution is needed is to find out the source of the pain. At Functional Chiropractic, we will start with an evaluation to determine the cause and select the most appropriate solution.

Here, we use information taken from your medical history, along with advanced imaging techniques. Once we can determine the correct cause of the pain, we will use our diagnosis to develop a personalized solution plan to help ensure a speedy recovery.

We will then provide a gentle and non-invasive alternative to both surgeries and medications to provide effective results quickly. Our staff at Functional Chiropractic are trained to treat problems in the spine to end shoulder pain. To find out where your pain is coming from, our chiropractic solutions start with a comprehensive evaluation process.