Shoulder pain is a condition frequently treated at Coral Canyon Joint and Spine Health in Hurricane, UT. We’ve seen patients whose symptoms stemmed from an acute injury sustained from an auto accident or playing sports, or from chronic musculoskeletal stress. Whichever the source, our chiropractor can design a natural, non-invasive treatment regimen to relieve your symptoms. Joint manipulation is one of the core techniques performed to restore shoulder mobility, improve pain, and prevent invasive shoulder surgery.
The Anatomy of the Shoulder
The shoulder is a complex ball-and-socket joint that connects to the upper arm bone, collarbone, and the shoulder blade through a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It is the most flexible joint in the body, allowing you to bear heavy loads and perform a wide range of motion. There’s also the rotator cuff, which supports motion while providing joint stability.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
A high degree of mobility can put the shoulder at risk of these painful injuries and other conditions caused by overuse, improper lifting, or inflammation:
- Labral tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Muscle sprains or strains
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Shoulder fracture or dislocation
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
The pain may be dull or sharp and debilitating, persistent, or intermittent, and may be accompanied by the following other symptoms:
- Difficulty raising the arm
- Muscle or joint stiffness
- Trouble lifting or carrying objects
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness
- Bruising or swelling
How Our Chiropractor in Hurricane, UT Can Treat Your Shoulder Pain
An X-ray may be performed to check the shoulder and spine to make a diagnosis. This is in addition to going over your symptoms and performing a physical exam. The following treatment may be recommended to help improve your joint and spine health.
Chiropractic Adjustment: Gentle force is used to manipulate a dislocated shoulder joint back into its socket to re-establish function and stability. By using the Graston Technique, soft tissues can mobilized to reduce inflammation and activate healing. The spine may also be adjusted if your condition is linked to problems with the musculoskeletal system, such as misaligned spinal bones, herniated discs, or pinched nerves.
Massage Therapy: Massaging the injured soft tissue is a natural, drug-free way to increase blood circulation, which helps to stimulate and speed up healing. It also relaxes the muscles, reduces swelling, and inflammation and can increase range of motion.
In keeping with our goal to provide total-body wellness, our chiropractor may recommend rehabilitative exercises to improve strength and mobility and prevent injuries from occurring.
Visit Our Clinic for Shoulder Pain Relief Treatment
Don’t let acute or chronic pain in the shoulder stop you from performing routine functions or playing sports. Make an appointment for gentle, drug-free care at Coral Canyon Joint and Spine Health in Hurricane, UT. Call (435) 635-7771 today!