Chiropractor
Adam Williams

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Do You Have Shoulder Pain?

shoulder pain

We don't think much about our shoulders until they start to give us pain. Then we realize that we are constantly using our shoulders to lift and extend our arms, to carry, wave and perform numerous other motions and tasks. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result it is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions.

Shoulder problems that go unchecked can lead to lifelong, debilitating issues. In order to properly treat the shoulder joint and achieve long term relief it is important to identify the cause of shoulder pain. This article explains some of the common causes of shoulder pain and how chiropractic care can return the shoulder to functional health.


Shoulder Pain in Clemmons

The causes of shoulder pain are seemingly endless, but let's go over some of the more common causes for pain in the shoulder. Shoulder pain may be the result of conditions, such as:

  • Neck and upper back tightness
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Abnormal patterns of movement
  • Athletic injuries and automobile accidents

While a few of the items on this list may indicate localized swelling in the shoulder joint, more of them point to the spine as the probable source of pain. The nerves that control the shoulder originate in the spine. If the vertebrae around the neck and upper back are compressed or injured the nerves that go to the shoulder will be irritated and cause pain. Even a minor spinal misalignment can interrupt communication between the nerves and the shoulder and a cascade of problems can begin. So, what appears as shoulder pain may actually be referred pain from the spinal column.


Symptoms of Shoulder Injury

Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain and abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Symptoms of a shoulder injury are occasionally very subtle but even these can develop into major issues. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully and treated promptly to avoid progression of the problem. 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 visual signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling,
  • Unusual snapping or clicking sensations in the joint during movement.

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care is a gentle and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgeries that provides fast and effective results. Clemmons Chiropractors are trained to deal with issues in the spine and the shoulder complex that result in shoulder pain. In order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, a chiropractic treatment begins with a thorough evaluation process, using information provided from your medical history, and advanced imaging techniques. Once a correct diagnosis is achieved it will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help ensure a fast recovery.

Call our team at Optimal Health Chiropractic today for help.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday7:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

2575 Old Glory Road #400
Clemmons, NC 27012

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What Our Patients Say

"The greatest changes in my health since I have started seeing Dr. Adam is; my posture has improved, I am breathing deeper with full lung expansion, I have a free flow of energy to the mind and body that has resulted in clearer thinking and a positive attitude."
Gwen H.

"I always appreciate how kind and welcoming Anita and Angela are in the office. They never seem to be having a bad day. They are very accommodating to my hectic schedule and I greatly appreciate that."
Angie Flynn

"Dr. Adam is great and always patient in listening to our questions concerns and problems and offer solutions. He also educates us by letting us borrow books, by giving our handouts with good health information, and occasional seminars/suppers. He truly cares about the individual as a a whole and not just treating their symptoms."
Ben Bagwell

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Optimal Health Chiropractic
2575 Old Glory Road #400
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 712-4100

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday7:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed