Figure out what might be causing your shoulder pain so that you can get back to a pain-free life.
Shoulder pain can happen for a variety of reasons. No matter whether it came about suddenly or you’ve been noticing discomfort gradually over time, it’s important that you get to the bottom of it. Our Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors, Dr. R. Brent Newcomb and Dr. Doug Newcomb are here to tell you the common causes of shoulder pain and when chiropractic care might be able to alleviate your symptoms and improve shoulder function.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
There are a variety of reasons why you might be dealing with shoulder pain, including:
- Sprain or strain
- Tendon tear
It important to seek medical care right away if you are dealing with severe shoulder pain. If the pain isn’t severe but doesn’t improve after a couple of days of rest then you will also need to schedule an appointment with a doctor.
When to Turn to a Chiropractor
When people think of chiropractic care they often think of the spine; however, a chiropractor is able to adjust all areas of the body, from the spine and neck to the extremities and even the smallest joints within the shoulders and toes.
When you come into our chiropractic office in Broken Arrow for care we will run diagnostic tests and a thorough physical exam to determine the cause of your shoulder pain. In many cases we will be able to make a diagnosis through a series of orthopedic tests and by talking to you about your symptoms; however, imaging tests may be necessary for a proper diagnosis.
From there, we can create a treatment plan that will work best for you based on your symptoms and the cause of your shoulder problems. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign certain tendons, ligaments, and joints within the shoulder to improve how they function, to reduce inflammation and pain, to boost blood flow (which facilitates faster healing) and to enhance mobility and range of motion.
Other treatment options include Adjustments, Electrotherapy, Low-level laser therapy and Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Sometimes these treatment options may be recommended in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments to provide faster and more effective relief.
Dealing with shoulder pain in Broken Arrow, OK, and looking for a treatment option that will help take away the pain? You’ve come to the right place. It might just be the perfect time to schedule a consultation with Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic to find out how we can help.