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Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic in Charlotte, NC
Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain services offered in Charlotte, NC

Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint that affects people of all ages. At Complete Healthcare in Charlotte, North Carolina, experienced chiropractor Christopher L. Beller, DC, and the team use integrative and minimally invasive treatments to manage shoulder pain and encourage the body’s healing process. Call Complete Healthcare today to receive treatment for shoulder pain, or make your appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain makes it difficult to brush your teeth, get dressed, or reach for things. Everyone experiences shoulder pain occasionally, but if your symptoms last for more than a few days or don't improve, it's essential to seek treatment. Intervention can prevent the issue from worsening and restore your range of motion.

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Torn cartilage
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Swollen bursa sacs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Spinal cord injury

Sometimes, shoulder pain occurs because of general wear-and-tear or overuse.

Should I see a chiropractor about shoulder pain?

Make an appointment with the team at Complete Healthcare if you have shoulder pain and it occurs alongside other symptoms, like redness, swelling, or warmth. That's particularly true if you cannot lift or move your arm or perform routine tasks.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

Your Complete Healthcare provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including if the pain is in one shoulder or both if it hurts when you’re not moving, and if the pain is sharp or dull.

Next, your provider examines your shoulder, gently pressing on it to identify sensitive areas and checking your skin for redness, bruising, or swelling. They assess your shoulder's range of motion and joint stability and order X-rays to examine your upper arm bone and shoulder joint closely.

After determining the cause of your shoulder pain, your provider makes personalized treatment recommendations.

How is shoulder pain treated?

At Complete Healthcare, the team treats shoulder pain with integrative and conservative measures. They may recommend:

  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy (TENS)
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Traction
  • Low-level light therapy (LLLT)
  • Rest and ice
  • Immobilization with a sling

Treatment provides lasting relief from shoulder pain and encourages your body’s healing process.

Is there any way to prevent shoulder pain?

You can reduce your risk of shoulder pain by strengthening and stretching your shoulder muscles daily. Your provider at Complete Healthcare can even teach you how to perform simple exercises at home to prevent future injuries. 

Call Complete Healthcare today to explore the treatment options for shoulder pain, or book your appointment online.