If you are experiencing shoulder pain due to an injury or a condition, it is important to seek treatment, as the discomfort can become chronic or cause further complications. At Rawlinson Chiropractic in Tracy, CA, we offer a variety of treatments, including chiropractic adjustment, e-stim, myofascial release, and ultrasound therapy, to help relieve your shoulder pain. You can learn more about shoulder pain and its causes below:
Understanding the Shoulder
The shoulder is composed of four joints and two of these are main joints that help it move. Along with the two main joints, known as the acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral joint, the shoulder also consists of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. With all of these components, the shoulder can easily be injured.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
One common cause of shoulder pain is frozen shoulder. This condition occurs when the tissues around the joint become thick and tighten from an injury. Dislocations can also cause shoulder pain. This injury can occur when one of the joints in the shoulder is out of place. You may also experience shoulder pain due to a rotator cuff tear, arthritis, sports injury, bursitis, or tendonitis.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain
When you visit us, our chiropractor will begin by performing an examination. We will check for misalignments, muscle tension, limited range of motion, and dislocations. Along with that, we’ll also discuss your current symptoms and medical history with you to learn more about your condition. They will also discuss your medical history and your current symptoms. Once we determine a diagnosis, our chiropractic will create a treatment plan to alleviate your discomfort. Some treatments we provide include:
Chiropractic adjustments are often used to reduce shoulder pain. A chiropractic adjustment of the spine is also known as spinal manipulation. In addition to treating any problems within the spine, chiropractic adjustments can be performed on other joints, including the shoulder joint. These techniques can relieve pain, improve range of motion, reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow. The treatments also help you heal and reduce your risk future injuries.
E-stim can be a beneficial treatment for shoulder pain. Our chiropractor will use electric stimulation to contact the muscles, which can release tension, increase muscle strength, and improve blood flow. E-stim can be highly beneficial if you have a limited range of motion or feel pain when moving your shoulder.
Myofascial release can also help relieve shoulder pain. Fascia is a connective tissue that is found in various parts of the body. The fascia can become tight, which leads to pain and restrict movement. With myofascial release, our chiropractor can add pressure to specific regions with myofascial, which will allow it to release and relax.
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
We also offer stretching and strengthening exercises. Our chiropractor will teach you how to perform helpful exercises in the office, which you can continue to perform at home. The exercises can improve flexibility, relieve pain, and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, our team at Rawlinson Chiropractic in Tracy, CA, can help. We will work closely wit you to create an effective treatment plan. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (209) 229-8756 today!