Shoulder Pain Treatment In Seattle, WA
Shoulder Pain Specialist
Shoulder pain can be a referred pain from muscle spasms of the head, back, neck, and arm region. Or it may be due to some trauma or injury to the shoulder joint. Diagnosing the root cause of shoulder pain is the gospel of treatment.
A shoulder exam checks the shoulder’s tenderness, range of motion, and redness. Radiographs (CT scan, MRI, X-rays) help get a clear picture of the issue.
Causes For Shoulder Pain
While a challenging tissue issue (bone) may cause shoulder pain, it’s mainly related to ligament and tendon problems. Frozen shoulders are another common cause of shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain can be due to a few other underlying causes like:
- Misalignment of the shoulder (shoulder dislocation)
- Muscle spasms due to overuse
- Inflammation and pain due to injury
- Sports injuries
- Road-traffic accident
- Poor posture
- Postural Syndrome
Persistent and repetitive poor posture can lead to pain and dysfunction of the neck and shoulder region, known as a postural syndrome.
For example, working on desktop computers with a slouched posture (rounded upper and slumped lower back) can put the neck and shoulder muscles under strain. Thus, it causes pain and reduces the range of mobility.
A poor posture also triggers head, back, neck, and shoulder region pain which chiropractic care can treat. Mckenzie’s postural syndrome is another type of postural syndrome that is also managed well by a chiropractor in Seattle.
Home Remedies For Shoulder Pain
Early shoulder pain treatment is essential because it takes eight weeks or longer to heal. some easy home remedies can provide pain relief:
- Anti-inflammatory and pain medication
- Muscle relaxants
- Cold compress to reduce swelling
- Heat therapy relaxes and soothes the stiff shoulder
- Compression with an elastic medical bandage
Chiropractic Treatment For Shoulder Pain
Chiropractic care by a Seattle chiropractor reduces pain and inflammation in the shoulder and arm region while simultaneously improving the muscles’ flexibility and motion range. We formulate the appropriate treatment plan after identifying the root cause of shoulder pain.
It generally includes gentle chiropractic adjustments that put the arm and shoulder back to the standard alignment; it may be done manually or with chiropractic equipment (reflex-hammer, speeder boat, etc.). Specially prescribed shoulder stretches and exercises also provide pain relief.
Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center in Seattle is among the top names when it comes to chiropractic care. We can help treat most health conditions, including treating shoulder pain.
Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center serves the following cities:
- Queen Anne
Contact us to book an appointment if you suffer from shoulder pain.