Shoulder Pain: Common Problem, Complex Diagnosis
Dr. Olson recognizes the variety of ways pain manifests itself in the shoulder, existing as the inability to use your arm, raise your arm, and carry objects, as well as persistent pain or inflammation at the joint. Sometimes the condition is an extension of neck pain or back pain. In other cases, the problem is specific to the shoulder itself. Moreover, pain in your shoulder can be indicative of a serious, life-threatening issue in your internal organs, including attacks in your gall bladder, pancreas, or heart. Chiropractic care includes determining the source of your pain, and referring you to a medical doctor if necessary.
Shoulder Pain: Relief Through Chiropractic Care
Dr. Olson uses chiropractic adjustment and spinal mobilization to resolve your pain when it is associated with any of the following issues:
• Neck Pain (including Whiplash)
• Back Pain (upper back pain in particular)
• Bursitis or Tendinitis in the Rotator Cuff
• Tears in the Rotator Cuff, Ligaments, or Tendons
• Adhesive Capsulitis (“Frozen Shoulder”)
• Dislocated Shoulder
Additionally, general shoulder instability can benefit from chiropractic adjustment therapy to realign the spinal vertebrae and restore mobility using specific applications of pressure.
Continuing Care At Home
In addition to chiropractic care, shoulder and neck pain can be managed and reduced through self-care measures at home. Preventative measures include maintaining good posture and regular exercise. If you are recovering from a shoulder injury, Dr. Olson can recommend certain stretches and exercises to strengthen the shoulder joint and spine. There are also a number of items available in the Catalog to support healing your Shoulder Pain.
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