Shoulder pain can be caused by a wide variety of things, including a subluxation, or vertebral misalignment, or injury.
Shoulder pain can be traced to tenderness or soreness of the rotator cuff tendons. The rotator cuff is the part of the shoulder that allows you to move your arms in a circular motion. In other cases, the bursa, or fluid sack, in your upper shoulder can become inflamed after a period of heavy lifting or other kind of physical activity involving repeated raising and lowering of the arms.
Chiropractors help with shoulder pain when the lower cervical and/or upper thoracic spine is involved with faulty movement patterns of the shoulder girdle or there are nerve related symptoms. Your chiropractor will assess all components to see where the true discrepancy lies and treat accordingly.
Interested in learning more about shoulder pain treatment options from Advanced Physical Health?
Call our Columbia, MO office at (573) 446-2242 for more information.