Shoulder Pain

If you have shoulder pain that doesn’t go away or feels debilitating, help is available at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab. Our exceptional team offer holistic shoulder pain treatments to naturally ease discomfort and improve your shoulder’s function. 

Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain may feel uncomfortable or crippling. It could occur because of an injury, age-related wear, arthritis, or another chronic disease. 

Sometimes the cause of shoulder pain heals on its own over time with rest, but in other cases, you need medical treatment for the relief you desire. See the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab team at the first sign of a problem.

What does shoulder pain feel like?

If you have a shoulder injury, it could appear as:

  • Inability to lift your arm above your head
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Muscle soreness
  • Dull aching
  • Numbness
  • Burning pain
  • Tingling
  • Bruising
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Weakness
  • Muscle tightness or spasms

Your discomfort could be mild, moderate, or severe. Don’t live with shoulder pain or take addictive pain medicines when holistic remedies are within reach at Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab.

What are common risk factors for shoulder pain?

The following factors increase your risk of developing shoulder pain:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Joint inflammation
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Torn cartilage
  • Other injuries
  • Whiplash

You might injure your shoulder because of a sports injury, work-related injury, car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of shoulder pain?

To determine what’s causing shoulder pain and find relief, your Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab provider reviews your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and order blood tests, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or other imaging procedures if necessary.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Your personalized shoulder pain treatment plan may include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce shoulder pain include resting your shoulder, using ice or heat packs, and wearing a sling while your injury heals.

Chiropractic adjustments

Your chiropractor uses manual manipulation techniques to increase blood flow, speed up healing, improve musculoskeletal alignment, and reduce shoulder pain.

Massage therapy

A licensed massage therapist places pressure on tense, tight, or damaged tissues to relieve tension and enhance your body’s natural healing ability. 

To achieve holistic shoulder pain relief, call the Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab office or schedule an appointment online today.

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