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Shoulder Pain Treatment

Whether this discomfort is caused by an injury, chronic pain, or a medical condition, do not overlook shoulder pain.

What Is Shoulder Pain?

This pain refers to any medical condition or injury that prevents free mobility of the shoulder. This may be due to joint, muscle, or even bone damage. Shoulder pain is serious and should be assessed by a medical professional immediately.

What Causes Shoulder Pain

There are many causes of shoulder pain, some of them more severe than others. These include:

  • Frozen shoulder, in which scar tissue grows over the joints. This prevents natural shoulder mobility.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis, in which the joints in the legs and arms are stiff and painful. The immune system gets confused and goes after the body’s joints.

  • Shoulder fractures, which may lead to broken bones.

  • Shoulder strains and sprains, which occur as the result of a sports injury, car accident, slip, and fall, or other incident.

  • Spinal stenosis, where a shrinking of the spinal canal occurs. This may cause neck, back, and shoulder pain.

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica, where muscles become stiff, sore, and inflamed.

  • Whiplash, which may happen during a car accident. As your body is thrown quickly, your shoulder, neck and back muscles may be hurt.

  • Dislocations, in which your shoulder pops out. Get immediate medical attention to relocate the shoulder.

  • Herniated or slipped discs, in which the discs in the spine push out.

If you need shoulder pain treatment, call Natural Care Chiropractic. First, Dr. Freund or Dr. Gopaul will listen to your symptoms. This helps inform their diagnosis. Once they diagnose the source of your shoulder pain, they can treat it. This form of treatment is different than one that focuses solely on the symptoms. These symptoms can be treated temporarily, but they will come back. It’s only once you get to the source of the pain and treat it that the symptoms will permanently disappear.