Your chiropractor looks at your overall health, focusing not only on your shoulder, but also on your lifestyle, such as diet and amount of daily exercise. This integrated approach helps determine the best treatment for your shoulder pain. To help identify the cause of your problem, you and your chiropractor will discuss your symptoms and previous injuries, your family health history, and your lifestyle, including recreational and work related physical activities.
Your chiropractor is uniquely qualified to restore the health of your spine and neck. Special chiropractic techniques may relieve the pressure that is causing your shoulder pain. After locating the dysfunctional area in your neck, your chiropractor manually applies gentle pressure that restores appropriate motion to the joints. These adjustments can help improve mobility, relieve pain, and reduce stiffness.
Your chiropractor may recommend other types of treatment for relieving your shoulder pain. These may include ice packs, massage, traction, or stretching and strengthening exercises. Your chiropractor can discuss these with you.