The shoulder joint is a shallow ball and socket joint held together mostly by ligaments and surrounding back and shoulder muscles.
Most shoulder pains are the result of repetitive activities that results in muscle sprain or tendinitis. Some cases are due to deeper connective tissue injuries or degeneration.
An examination of your shoulder joint, shoulder muscles, and cervical and thoracic spine will be performed to determine where the dysfunction and injured tissue are.
Based on the outcome of your clinical findings, your Chiropractic doctor may perform the following treatment of spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and exercise therapy to treat and rehabilitate your shoulder to return it to normal pain-free movement.
Muscle stretching and home exercises may be prescribed to reduce muscle imbalances between the chest and upper back. Reducing these imbalances helps to ensure proper motion of your shoulder.
If the pain does not resolve with the treatment, we will refer you out to an orthopedic for further assessment.