Shoulder Pain

Most people associate chiropractic care with back and neck conditions. But did you know that chiropractic can be an effective treatment for eliminating or reducing shoulder pain as well? Though they’re not directly connected to your spine, your shoulders share many of the same supports as your spine. This makes chiropractic a possibility when exploring should pain relief.

You’ve probably tried over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or prescription medications to resolve shoulder pain. Unfortunately, these are, at best, temporary solutions. They pale in comparison to the potential long-lasting healing associated with chiropractic.

If you have shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, or mobility issues rooted in your shoulder, the experienced team at Graybar Chiropractic is here to help Wilmington, NC patients. Beyond the spine, we’re adept at addressing your shoulder ailments as well.

Causes of shoulder pain

The shoulder is a very mobile joint that we use every day. The four tendons in this joint connect bone and muscle, stabilizing the shoulder and permitting a wide range of movement. Joint or tissue irritation may be at the root of your shoulder problem, and chiropractic could provide a potential solution.

Your chiropractor will provide a thorough examination of your case to pinpoint the root cause of shoulder pain. It’s important to trust a chiropractor that utilizes the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) modality for this initial examination. Because shoulder pain is associated with many conditions and factors, it needs to be thoroughly assessed from all angles. For example, you shoulder problems could stem from any of the following:

  • Sedentary lifestyle;
  • Aggravated sports injury;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Poor posture;
  • Strenuous labor.

Trying to treat general shoulder pain is often fruitless and generally only offers temporary relief at best. However, if a chiropractor is able to employ CBP to deduce the root cause of pain, it’s possible for them to create a tailored approach to alleviating it.

Chiropractic, tailored for shoulder pain

Your chiropractor may begin with a CT scan or MRI to get a better idea of what is causing your shoulder pain. Once they’ve found the physical source of the problem, they can advise you on whether you need to strengthen or stretch specific muscles. They can also provide guidance on retraining your posture and correcting bad habits, to fix the problem in the long run.

Chiropractic is also holistic, meaning your chiropractor won’t just look at shoulder pain in isolation. They will examine how exactly this problem came to be and develop a long-term plan for resolving it and potentially preventing it in the future. This often includes regular adjustments of the shoulder joint, along with suggestions for lifestyle changes. For example, your chiropractor may put you on an exercise regimen specifically designed for strengthening key muscle groups connected to supporting the shoulder.

You don’t have to cover up shoulder pain with medication or resign to living with a persistent shoulder issue. Graybar Chiropractic is here to help Wilmington, NC residents explore their options for shoulder relief through chiropractic. Contact us today to set up a free consultation or learn more about our approach to using Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) as an individual assessment tool.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.