Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain at 360 Degree Chiropractic
A healthy shoulder has a wide and versatile range of motion. However, the shoulder is easily susceptible to being injured. Shoulder pain can make even the simplest tasks impossible to perform. Fortunately, our team at 360 Degree Chiropractic in Crestwood can treat pain and other symptoms associated with shoulder injuries. Our chiropractor will work to provide the care you need for natural relief from your pain or discomfort and prevent it from reoccurring.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
There are several causes of shoulder pain. Some of the most common types we see at our clinic include:
- Torn cartilage
- Bone spurs
- Torn rotator cuff
- Frozen shoulder
- Dislocated shoulder
How Is Shoulder Pain Diagnosed?
Because there are so many causes of shoulder pain, your doctor will need to perform tests to determine what is causing your pain. There are a few ways that your doctor can pinpoint the cause of your pain.
- Physical exam: Your doctor will perform a physical exam to check for tenderness and swelling. They will also assess your range of motion and check your joint stability.
- X-ray: Your doctor will order an x-ray to determine if you have a fracture.
- MRI: An MRI will give your doctor a clear picture of your soft tissue to determine if this is the source of your pain.
How Is Shoulder Pain Treated?
The treatment for your pain will depend on the type of injury you have. During your first consultation, our doctor will assess your medical history and current health. We will also examine your shoulder’s range of motion and pain threshold. Imaging tests like x-rays or MRI scans may be required for a thorough diagnosis. From there, we will create a treatment plan that combines various non-invasive techniques that are right for you.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
In most cases, chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate tension and promote blood flow to the injured shoulder. These hands-on adjustments can also correct misaligned shoulder joints. A misalignment of the shoulder joint will cause pain and inflammation in the shoulder. In some cases, shoulder pain can be corrected by correcting poor posture. For example, sitting for long periods of time and years of poor posture will weaken the muscles in the back and shoulder. Chiropractic care can work to correct these problems.
Contact Us for Shoulder Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Crestwood, KY
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, schedule an appointment at 360 Degree Chiropractic. Our family chiropractor is dedicated to providing our patients the care they need to live healthy and pain-free lives. To schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how we can help treat your shoulder pain, contact us today.