Shoulder pain can make working or caring for family members difficult, if not impossible. It can also hinder your ability to exercise, get a good night's sleep, or simply relax and enjoy life. Fortunately, Southeast Chiropractic offers care for residents in and around Gastonia, NC. We provide the therapy needed to alleviate shoulder pain and improve your overall health, well-being, and quality of life.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
There are various reasons why you may experience shoulder pain, including:
- Sports injuries
- Personal injuries
- Whiplash from vehicle accidents
- Rotator cuff tears
- Excessive muscle strain from work or exercise
- Sleeping in incorrect positions
- Adhesive capsulitis (also known as frozen shoulder)
- Age-related factors
- Neck pain extending into one or both shoulders
How a Chiropractor Provides Relief from Shoulder Pain
During your initial visit, one of our chiropractors will discuss your shoulder pain and gather details about your medical history. If necessary, we may perform an X-ray to determine the underlying cause of the pain and the most suitable treatment approach. Based on this information, we'll collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your schedule. In some cases, we can address shoulder pain in just one or two sessions, while in other cases, multiple sessions might be required for proper healing.
We utilize various techniques to alleviate shoulder pain and enhance your range of motion. Manipulation and mobilization techniques target the three shoulder joints, facilitating smoother movement. If your pain is linked to musculoskeletal issues affecting other parts of your body, spinal adjustments may also be recommended. To minimize pain, inflammation, and support healing, we incorporate therapeutic massage therapy.
Our chiropractic care includes holistic guidance to help you care for your shoulders during and after the healing process. Therapeutic exercises gradually expand your range of motion without causing pain or further injury. These exercises are performed during therapy sessions and taught for safe at-home practice. We'll assess your lifestyle and habits to offer advice on suitable exercises, sleeping positions, and other activities. Nutritional guidance is also provided, as an anti-inflammatory diet can aid healing. A balanced diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can accelerate the healing process, while consuming overly inflammatory foods can hinder it.
Contact Southeast Chiropractic for Exceptional Chiropractic Care
Serving Gastonia and neighboring areas, Southeast Chiropractic is here to help. Reach out today to schedule an appointment and access the shoulder pain relief you need and deserve.