Shoulder Pain Treatment In Seattle, WA

Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas DC, a leading chiropractor in Seattle with his chiropractic team at Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio.

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.

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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 chiropractors.

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:

  • Rest 
  • 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 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. 

Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio in Seattle is among the top names when it comes to chiropractic care. We can help treat most health conditions, including treating shoulder pain.

Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio serves the following cities: 

  • Ballard
  • Fremont
  • Queen Anne
  • Magnolia

Contact us to book an appointment if you suffer from shoulder pain. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Shoulder Pain

Is a chiropractor good for shoulder pain?

Yes, a chiropractor carries out gentle chiropractic adjustments to relieve your shoulder pain. The chiropractor manages frozen shoulders, injuries and shoulder misalignment in the most effective way.

Can chiropractic help with shoulder and arm pain?

Yes, as shoulder and arm pain are often related, chiropractic care can help provide pain relief.

Should I see a doctor or chiropractor for shoulder pain?

Doctors are more focused on managing the symptoms of shoulder pain rather than treating the underlying cause. A qualified doctor will prescribe you medicines and bedrest to cure yourself. On the other hand, a chiropractor will readjust your shoulder to improve the blood flow of the region. It helps reduce shoulder inflammation and pain.

Can a chiropractor help a pinched nerve in my shoulder?

A pinched nerve leads to radiating pain in the shoulder. You might feel pain radiating from your neck to shoulder and then down into your arm. In the majority of cases, a pinched nerve is the result of muscle imbalance. A muscle imbalance and nerve impingement are best managed by a chiropractor.