Our Watertown Chiropractor Answers Your Questions About Shoulder Pain
Some patients come to our Watertown chiropractor from Wellness Chiropractic Center complaining of back or neck pain, but then are surprised to learn that we can help their shoulder problem, too. Pain and dysfunction in this area of the body are actually so common that we get questions about it regularly. Here are the answers to those frequently asked questions about shoulder pain.
Common Questions About Shoulder Pain
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain is often due to osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, impingement syndrome (compression and inflammation of muscles and tendons as they pass into the shoulder), bursitis, tendonitis, labral tears, and dislocation.
Shoulder pain can also be caused by an issue elsewhere in the body that refers pain to the shoulder, like whiplash or nerve impingement in the cervical spine.
What Are the Risk Factors for Shoulder Pain?
You may be more at risk for shoulder pain if you have poor posture, perform a lot of repetitive movement (especially overhead), or if you experience trauma.
What Signs and Symptoms Occur with Shoulder Pain?
People with shoulder pain often complain of other issues like:
- Popping or clicking
- Pain that occurs when certain movements or positions are performed
- Weak grip
- Numbness and tingling in the arms and hands
- Neck pain and stiffness
What Can a Chiropractor Do for Shoulder Pain?
Our Watertown chiropractor offers several services for shoulder pain. Spinal adjustments promote natural pain relief by stimulating the nervous system. Since they help restore optimal spinal alignment, adjustments may also improve the way the shoulder girdle rests and moves on the spine.
Spinal decompression can alleviate pinched nerves and discs that may have caused pain to the shoulder. Corrective exercises are customized to improve shoulder strength, mobility, and stability. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling can help by promoting tissue healing, reducing inflammation, and improving posture.
Is Shoulder Pain Disrupting Work, School, or Sport?
Shoulder pain doesn't always go away on its own, or it can come back unless the underlying causes are properly addressed. If you or a loved one has shoulder pain, contact the Wellness Chiropractic Center in Watertown, WI, today at 920-262-0200 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Brad Wehking.