Does your shoulder hurt when you move it? Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of injuries, from sprains and strains to frozen shoulder. Thankfully, our chiropractor can help you with Santa Clara shoulder pain relief.
Common Symptoms And Causes Of Shoulder Pain
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, you may be wondering what caused it, and if you have an injury. The shoulder is comprised of three bones, including your upper arm bone, collar bone, and shoulder blade, which make up the ball and socket of the joint. The joint also contains cartilage to cushion the bones as well as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. An injury in any part of the shoulder can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty moving the shoulder.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can be caused by many different types of acute and chronic injuries, including:
- A repetitive motion injury
- Frozen shoulder
- Inflamed bursa sacs
- Overuse of the shoulder
- Pinched nerves
- Shoulder dislocation
- Torn or damaged cartilage
Symptoms of a Shoulder Injury
Common symptoms of a shoulder injury include:
- Difficulty moving the arm or shoulder
- Loss of range of motion
- Pain in the shoulder
- Pain in the upper back along the shoulder blade
- Weakness in the affected arm
Shoulder Pain Treatment with Our Santa Clara Chiropractor
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, our Santa Clara chiropractor can diagnose the common cause and recommend a treatment program to help heal your injury and provide you with natural pain relief. It all starts with an initial consultation and examination. During your exam, our shoulder pain doctor may ask you a few questions, including if you have pain in one or both shoulders when your pain first started and if anything you do makes the pain better or worse. We may also take digital x-rays of your shoulder to get a clearer picture of the injury and its severity.
Once we have a diagnosis, our chiropractor will explain the findings and recommend an individualized treatment program that helps to provide you with Santa Clara shoulder pain relief, heal your injury and help you prevent future shoulder injuries.
Manual Chiropractic Adjustments
Your shoulder pain treatment may start with manual chiropractic adjustments, like the Gonstead technique, which utilizes a chiropractic table to aide in the performing of the manual adjustment. These types of adjustments help ensure your shoulder is properly aligned in the socket while maximizing the range of motion of the joint. It also helps lower inflammation while increasing blood flow to the injured area. After your adjustment, you may notice immediate shoulder pain relief, but it usually takes several adjustments over the course of a few weeks before long-lasting pain relief is realized.
In some instances, we may recommend KST chiropractic. This is a more detailed approach to chiropractic adjustments. It is designed to correct misalignments and imbalances throughout the body. Once the imbalances are diagnosed, an instrument adjustment is performed in order to correct the issue. An instrument adjustment is performed using a small hand-held device that delivers a pulsing force to the misaligned joint and can be useful if some or all of your shoulder pain is the result of radiating pain from your neck or upper back.
Benefits Of Using Chiropractic Care For Treating Shoulder Pain
If you’re looking for a shoulder pain treatment that is non-invasive and completely natural, chiropractic care may be right for you. This is because it does not involve invasive injections or surgery, and our chiropractor doesn’t advocate for the use of powerful prescription pain medications that may result in dependency. Instead, all treatments are designed to work with your body’s natural ability to heal itself. There are also no major side-effects associated with chiropractic care, and it does not interfere with any treatments or medications that you may be currently be receiving from your primary care physician.
Why Hoewisch Chiropractic is the Best Shoulder Pain Doctor
Our chiropractor, Dr. David Hoewisch, has been practicing since 1984. We are proud to be a cash practice, which means you do not need insurance to visit us for your shoulder pain. We also offer several different types of chiropractic adjustments to help heal your injuries and improve your overall health and wellness.