Shoulder Pain

There are many reasons why someone can experience shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can originate in the socket joint itself, or it can originate from the surrounding muscles, ligaments, or tendons that make up the rotator cuff. When the shoulder is the root cause of pain, activities or moving your arm and shoulder can increase your pain levels. Additionally, conditions that affect your chest or abdomen, such as heart disease or gallbladder disease, can also contribute to shoulder pain.


Did You Know?

Your shoulder is composed of your upper arm bone (humerus), shoulder blade (scapula), and collarbone (clavicle), as well as numerous muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When shoulder problems occur, they generally are one of four things: tendon inflammation, instability, arthritis, or fracture.


Frequently Asked Questions:


Why does my shoulder hurt?


Your shoulder may hurt for a variety of reasons. As you age the cartilage and bones can break down, and the muscles and tendons can get overused, both of which can cause shoulder pain. Additionally, your shoulder pain may be caused by any of the following conditions:


  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle or tendon strain
  • Instability


Should I see a chiropractor for my shoulder pain?


Dr. Garcia of Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness can help identify and treat the cause of your shoulder pain. Chiropractic treatment for your shoulder can reduce your pain while also improving your joint function and mobility. Additionally, chiropractic care will improve your nervous system function  to decrease inflammation and aid in healing.


What should I expect during my chiropractic appointment a Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness?


During your appointment, Dr. Garcia will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam.  In some cases, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI may be required. Depending on your individual diagnosis, Dr. Garcia may perform chiropractic techniques such as spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage, gently manipulating soft tissues, slowly stretching your joints, increasing your range of motion, or adjunctive therapies such as ultrasound or electrotherapy.

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