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Struggling with Shoulder Pain?

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Do you have shoulder pain? The shoulder complex is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions. The causes of shoulder pain are endless, but some of the most common reasons for pain in the shoulder include, neck and upper back problems, arthritis in the shoulder complex, abnormal motor patterns causing aberrant motion, participation in athletic events, and automobile accidents. Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain or abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, any injury to the area should be taken seriously and treated appropriately. Even the most minor injuries should be treated early by the best Naperville chiropractor to help prevent progression.


Shoulder Pain in Naperville

Some symptoms of a shoulder injury are more pronounced than others. Therefore, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully. Symptoms indicating the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex include; shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week, shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently, difficulty raising your arm above your head, trouble or pain when carrying objects, pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening, any obvious signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling, or an unusual snapping or clicking sensation in the joint during movement.

As is true with most conditions, the most effective treatment is dependent on the exact cause of the problem. Therefore, obtaining an accurate diagnosis is a crucial step in the evaluation process. Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture is fully equipped and trained on the various techniques for diagnosing the cause of shoulder pain. Our team will utilize the clinical information provided from your history, advanced imaging techniques, and orthopedic procedures to determine the exact cause of your shoulder pain. The correct diagnosis will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan.


Treatment for Shoulder Pain

The neck and upper back are the areas that all of the muscles and structures that control the shoulder joint originate from. If the communication between the nerves and the structures that they control is interfered with due to spinal misalignment, a cascade of problems can begin. In addition to the structures these nerves control, research has shown that many cases of shoulder pain are actually due to referred pain from the neck region. If the shoulder pain persists following the correction of spinal misalignment, our doctors at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture are trained and have the experience necessary to provide adjustments to the shoulder complex.

Additional manual and passive therapies are often utilized at our clinic in conjunction with the chiropractic care to help ensure a fast recovery. In any event, whether the pain is originating from the spine or is actually caused by damage to the shoulder joint, our team is here to help. Contact Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Naperville today.


What Are the Common Causes of Shoulder Pain?

The complex joint known as the shoulder can hurt for a variety of reasons. Some people feel pain in the shoulder that's actually an indicator of an unrelated condition such as a pinched spinal nerve or even a heart attack. But the pain that's actually originating in the shoulder joint itself is often caused by:

  • Tendinitis - A state of recurring or constant inflammation on the tendons that attach the shoulder muscles to the bones
  • Strains & sprains - Stretching or tearing of the connective tissues that make it possible for the shoulder to move
  • Rotator cuff injury - Damage to the muscles that rotate the shoulder
  • Shoulder bursae inflammation - A painful swelling of the bursae that normally minimize friction between shoulder joint components
  • Dislocated shoulder - An acute injury in which the ball of the joint is displaced from the socket
  • Frozen shoulder - A strange condition (with no known direct cause) in which the tissues of the shoulder become extremely painful and stiff after a long period of forced immobilization

Many of these conditions are associated with either acute injuries or chronic overuse of the shoulder. Athletes who put their shoulders through excessive stress are prone to such repetitive motion injuries, but other occupations can also cause them. Even ordinary aging processes can cause osteoarthritis in the shoulder.

How Our Chiropractor Eases Shoulder Pain Naturally

If you're imagining worst-case scenarios involving extensive shoulder surgery, relax. Our chiropractor at Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture can treat many cases of shoulder pain easily, safely and non-invasively. You may need chiropractic adjustments in the shoulder joint itself, or you might benefit from spinal adjustments to relieve nerve impingement that sends pain to your shoulder. We also offer acupuncture, a time-tested technique for relieving pain, enhancing circulation and facilitating the healing process. We can combine treatment techniques into a holistic shoulder pain treatment plan to suit your specific condition and needs.

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Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture
24115 West 103rd Street Suite A
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 983-1805