Shoulder Pain Treatment with our Modesto Chiropractor
The human shoulder is such an amazingly capable joint that its many abilities can easily be taken for granted -- until those abilities taken away from you. A variety of structural problems, from acute injuries to chronic conditions, can plague this complex joint, resulting in pain, stiffness, and loss of function. But before you resign yourself to a life of discomfort or a trip to the operating room, you should know that Graham Chiropractic can administer a number of non-invasive treatments to rid you of your shoulder pain.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
The more you know about how your shoulder is put together, the easier it is to understand how it might develop painful issues. The ball-and-socket design of the joint allows for a full range of motion in all directions, with the aid a set of muscles and tendons collectively known as the rotator cuff. Cartilage between bones and fluid-filled sacs called bursae prevent uncomfortable friction as you move the shoulder. With all these moving parts, trouble is almost inevitable at some point.
Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Dislocation of the joint due to an acute injury
- An irritation of the bursae known as bursitis
- Osteoarthritis, in which the cartilage within the shoulder joint breaks down
- Sprains or strains in the tissues of the rotator cuff, often related to chronic overuse or repetitive motion injuries
- Frozen shoulder, in which your shoulder becomes extremely stiff after a long period of activity
- Referred pain (from another part of the body entirely)
Natural Relief without Surgery or Drugs
Whatever the cause of your shoulder pain, major surgery should be your last resort, not your first. Our Modesto chiropractor can treat shoulder pain entirely without surgery or the use of painkilling medications (which only mute the pain temporarily instead of fixing the problem). A detailed analysis of your musculoskeletal system, symptoms, and medical history can reveal the exact underlying cause of your discomfort.
Chiropractic adjustments to the shoulder can reposition dislocated or misaligned joint components, easing internal friction and restoring function. If your pain is actually being referred from a pinched spinal nerve, we can perform adjustments to relieve that condition as well. At the same time, laser therapy, ultrasound, and other natural therapies can help soft tissues feel better and heal faster.
Put Your Shoulder in Our Healing Hands
If your shoulder pain is limiting your quality of life, take the right steps to overcome those limits and relieve that discomfort, starting today. Call Graham Chiropractic at 209-545-8727 to schedule a consultation and evaluation. Our healing hands are ready to help your shoulder feel like its flexible self again!