Shoulder Pain Treatment From Our Kennesaw Chiropractor
At Discover Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Kennesaw, our chiropractors can treat the cause of your shoulder pain. We will evaluate your symptoms, gather information about your medical history, inquire about any physical activities you recently engaged in and assess range of motion perimeters. X-rays may also be necessary to improve diagnostic results and contribute to development of a personalized treatment plan.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
If you have shoulder pain and are seeking treatment, the pain may be caused by one of the following:
Although arthritis is primarily seen in people over 50, athletes and heavy exercisers can suffer post-traumatic arthritis when shoulders sustaining past injuries fail to heal properly. If you are diagnosed with shoulder arthritis, your chiropractor in Kennesaw will use chiropractic techniques that include manipulation and adjustment, therapeutic massage and rehabilitation exercises to reduce arthritic inflammation and pain.
Vertebral subluxation or misalignment can compress and irritate spinal nerves extending into the body from the spine. If one or more of your vertebrae is pushed out of its normal position, pain usually develops as nerves are pinched, damaged and irritated. If nerves providing sensation in your shoulders are compressed, you may feel shooting pains and experience muscle stiffness in the shoulders.
Bursitis is an inflammatory condition affecting shoulder bursa (fluid-filled sacs meant to streamline movement within shoulder joints) and tendons. Symptoms of shoulder bursitis include pain when raising your arms above your head, localized pain accompanied by tenderness and swelling and reduced range of motion. Chiropractic treatment for shoulder bursitis can help eliminate inflammation of bursa sacs and restore normal shoulder movement.
Rotator Cuff Injury
Rotator cuff muscles are meant to protect and stabilize your shoulder joints. When you strain or injure your rotator cuff muscles, you may feel acute pain in your upper arm and shoulder and intensifying pain as you raise your arms above your shoulders. Delaying chiropractic treatment for a rotator cuff injury may result in worsening stiffness, pain and debilitating weakness in affected shoulders.
Contact Our Kennesaw Chiropractor Today!
Our Kennesaw chiropractors employ manipulation and adjustment techniques, massage and special exercises to eliminate shoulder pain, improve circulation to inflamed shoulder joints and restore connective tissue elasticity without medications or surgery. Call Discover Chiropractic and Rehabilitation today to schedule an appointment for a shoulder evaluation at (770) 423-9010.