If you are experiencing pain in the shoulder region, whether it is a dull ache, sharp pain or tingling sensation that radiates down your arm—there is no denying that this shoulder pain can seriously disrupt your daily quality of life. Shoulder pain is unfortunately common. Chances are you don’t realize just how much you use your shoulder joint on a regular basis until you start experience shoulder pain or range of motion limitation.
While shoulder pain is common, it is not a condition that you should feel like you have to live with. You should always go see a doctor if you are experiencing pain that lasts for more than 48 hours. But when you start to notice unfamiliar shoulder pain, should you go and see a chiropractor?
The answer is yes.
A doctor of chiropractic is a great person to turn to for all of your shoulder-related pain. They are also primary care providers, so you don’t need a referral to make an appointment for your shoulder.
Will a Chiropractor Work on Shoulders?
Yes, chiropractors work on shoulders. Your shoulder joint is one of the most complex joints in the body because it has such a wide range of motion and is used so frequently. While many people will visit a chiropractor for their back pain, these doctors don’t just treat the joints that make up the spine. They also treat extremities such as the shoulder.
Common Shoulder Conditions Chiropractors Treat
Since the shoulder is used so frequently, injuries are quite common. Shoulder injuries can happen in sports, from working at a desk job, bad posture, car accidents or simply injuries doing everyday tasks. Here at our Laurel chiropractic office we see a number of shoulder conditions, including the following:
- Subluxations of the AC joint
- Frozen shoulder
- Tear in the Rotator Cuff
- Rotator Cuff Sprain
What Can Your Chiropractor Do For Your Shoulder Pain?
Many times, the pain you are feeling in your shoulder is actually related to an injury or a subluxation somewhere else in the body. Many times, neck or rib cage injuries can lead to pain or discomfort in the shoulder region. In addition to adjusting the shoulder joint, or other impacted joints that may be leading to your pain, your chiropractor may teach you at-home exercises and stretches that will help with this shoulder discomfort.
Strengthening exercises are often a great way to rebuild stability in a weak or painful shoulder. Working on your posture is also a great way to prevent shoulder pain if your discomfort comes from sitting and working at a desk all day.
Here at our Laurel, MD chiropractic office, we are here to not only help with the shoulder pain you are experiencing, but to get to the root of the problem. We don’t just want to cover up the pain, we want to diagnose the issue so you can get the treatment you need to get back to life as normal. We will start by doing a comprehensive health history and physical exam. We will also take x-rays to rule our certain major injuries first. No matter what type of shoulder pain you are experiencing, our doctors are here to help. Give us a call today at 301-776-0755 or schedule an appointment online today.