Shoulder Pain

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Symptoms You May be Experiencing with Shoulder Pain

What most people call the shoulder, is actually several joints and tendons and muscles combined together to allow range of motion to the arm.

The shoulder is made up of three bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the collarbone (clavicle). The tendons, muscles, and joints that surround these bones provide the range of motion often used in everyday tasks.

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Most shoulder pain problems involve the muscles, tissues, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the bones in the shoulder. Tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis, are all common issues with the shoulder.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Strains from overexertion
  • Tendinitis
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Dislocation
  • Collar or upper arm bone fractures
  • “Frozen” shoulder
  • Pinched nerves

Symptoms of shoulder pain include:

  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain with overhead use of the arm
  • Weakness in the shoulder muscles
  • Difficulty or pain when elevating the arm
  • Pain when completing ordinary tasks

Unfortunately, many patients ignore temporary shoulder pain. If symptoms persist, we encourage you to be seen by Healing Hands Chiropractic as soon as possible.
Dr. Dee can identify the source of your shoulder pain, and will recommend the best course of treatment to get you back in the game and living life pain free!


How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care is most often sought after for neck and back pain. However, chiropractors are trained to treat far more than that, including shoulders and other extremities.

Shoulder pain can often be caused by joint irritation or tissue irritation. The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s surrounded by important nerves, tendons, bursa, and other tissues which can become irritated or inflamed.

As an incredibly mobile joint, it is possible for the shoulder joint to shift out of place. This can cause inflammation, irritation, and spasms in the surrounding tissues, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

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Gentle adjustments to the shoulder can be performed to realign it to its proper place. Back and neck adjustments will also help relieve shoulder discomfort as subluxations in the back and spine can contribute to shoulder pain.

Like any other pain condition, the sooner you seek treatment, the better. Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN can help treat your shoulder pain with safe, natural, and effective chiropractic care.

Signs that you should seek treatment for your shoulder pain include:

  • Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days
  • Recurring shoulder pain, even if it eventually clears up on its own
  • Difficulty carrying objects or using the arm
  • Deformity of the shoulder joint
  • Shoulder pain that persists at night or during rest
  • Inability to raise the arm
  • Swelling or bruising around the shoulder joint

The proper treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on what is causing the pain. At Healing Hands Chiropractic, Dr. Dee will carefully and gently identify the source of your pain. Based on her findings, she will come up with a proper course of treatment.

This course of treatment will treat your shoulder pain at its source, something that over the counter or prescription medications cannot do. By treating shoulder pain at its source through chiropractic, Dr. Dee can help keep your shoulder pain at bay!


What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain is a safe, natural, and effective treatment option. Unlike over the counter or prescription medications, chiropractic care treats shoulder pain at its source.

By identifying shoulder pain at its source, Dr. Dee is able to reduce the pain as well as its frequency. Other benefits of chiropractic include:

  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improved posture
  • Increased range of motion
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Elevated mood
  • Less frequent injuries
  • Improved focus

Chiropractic’s emphasis on restoring the shoulder joints, neck, and spine to their proper alignment is key to treating shoulder pain at its source. Why? Because the spinal column houses the nervous system, which controls every cell in the body!

When subluxations, or misalignments, exist in these areas, the nervous system’s ability to communicate is impaired. This causes issues such as shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, headaches, seasonal allergies, low energy, and more.

By correcting these subluxations, Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic, located in Murfreesboro, TN can help improve your overall level of wellness. Chiropractic care can help reduce your level of pain, naturally, safely, and effectively. It treats your pain at its source.

Common treatments for pain such as over the counter or prescription medications do not treat pain at its source. They simply treat the symptoms of the pain, allowing the pain to return as soon as the medication wears off. You can get long term, lasting relief with chiropractic care!

Through the extensive knowledge of the staff at Healing Hands Chiropractic, Dr. Dee and her staff will correct subluxations that may be causing your pain. By restoring the proper function and movement of the body, including the shoulder, you can start living your best life, today!


Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Help Treat Your Shoulder Pain

Healing Hands Chiropractic wants to help each patient focus on their health and wellness through chiropractic care, proper nutrition, and knowledge of best practices in the wellness world.
Our friendly and caring staff strives to help each patient live their best life imaginable. We happily provide care for patients of all ages, in all walks of life, from birth and beyond. The benefits of chiropractic care are infinite!

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Whether you’re suffering from shoulder pain, poor sleep, bad posture, seasonal allergies, headaches, back pain, colic, reflux, neck pain, back pain, or want improved energy and focus, without the nasty side effects of OTC or prescription medications, we can help you! Do not accept these ailments as a normal part of life. They shouldn’t be!

Call our offices today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to walking with you on your wellness journey, and improving your health, one adjustment at a time. Reach us today at 615-203-3505

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  • Abun4ss
    I am so fortunate that my husband introduced me to Dr. Dee and her "healing hands". I have been seeing her for almost a month, and my chronic back pain has improved dramatically. I look forward to our visits and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to truly heal their bodies. . - Kristen Chase
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    Not sure what my husband would have done without Dr. Dee. She has continually sought out new techniques to help him. I can say without a doubt, my husband would not be where he is without her guidance. - Audreanna Hoyt
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    I came into the clinic with chronic back pain. As an athlete I was looking for anything to make me feel the slightest bit better. After a few months, Dr.Dee was not only able to make me feel significantly better but I no longer had that nagging pain while lifting! She's a life saver! - Victoria Hartline
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    I heard about Dr. Dee though a friend and must say I'm glad I listened. I've been to a few chiropractors before and she is by far the most thorough of all. She treats the whole body, not just back issues. I've had pain in my toes that I had resigned myself to live with, but she even helped with that. I send all my friends to her now. - d.w
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    Dr. Dee is awesome! I thought walking around with tightness in my neck, feeling like I was in constant need for a neck massage was just normal. Now I know it's not and it is SO nice to not feel like that any more! Thanks Dr. Dee. We are lucky to have you in Murfreesboro!! - Nan Norsby