Shoulder Pain Treatment with our Portland Chiropractor

If you are dealing with shoulder pain, finding an appropriate treatment to reduce discomfort is sure to be high on your list of priorities. Many do not realize that seeing our Portland chiropractor at City Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon for pain treatment of the shoulder area is an option. Here are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain and some benefits obtained by seeing a chiropractic facility for the care of this part of the body.

Man suffering from shoulder pain Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Dislocated Shoulder - Occurs when the upper portion of your arm pops out of the cup-like area where it is securely held in place in the socket of the shoulder blade. This painful situation requires manual manipulation of the arm to reinsert the upper arm bone into the correct position.

Shoulder Bursae- Small sacs of fluid that help to keep moving portions of your joints from causing friction within the body. If these bursae sacs become inflamed or irritated, pain usually follows. Using ice on the affected area helps to reduce inflammation. 

Frozen Shoulder - Often experienced after an accident or surgical procedure hinders movement of the arm for a long period of time. The freezing stage is characterized by pain when any movement of the shoulder is made. The mobility of the shoulder decreases and pain subsides. This is followed by the thawing stage. This stage occurs when mobility is regained, often as a result of chiropractic intervention.

Rotator Cuff Injury- Muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder make up the rotator cuff. If these become overused due to repetitive motion, or if they are twisted or jolted away from the shoulder joint due to an incorrect movement of the body, pain usually occurs. If the rotator cuff is torn, surgery may be necessary.

Strains & Sprains- If ligaments are stretched or torn in the shoulder area, a strain has occurred. Alternately, stretched or torn muscles lead to sprains. Each of these occurrences will subside in time. Pain is alleviated with rest, gentle exercise, temperature therapy, and massage.

Tendinitis- Tendons are present to attach muscles to the bones in the body. If tendons become inflamed, pain occurs. Tendinitis is characterized by chronic pain due to frequent inflammation of the shoulder. 

How a Chiropractor Can Help

A trip to our chiropractor for an assessment of shoulder pain usually ends with favorable results. A variety of pain-reliever methods are used including manual manipulation of the affected area, temperature control administering, or massage of shoulder muscles and tissues.

Schedule an Appointment Today with City Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon!

Call City Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon at (503) 224-9513 to make an appointment with our chiropractor. Find out the reason for your shoulder pain and receive proper treatment to alleviate pain and mobility issues today.


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