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Posted on 05-15-2018
While you’re likely familiar with the ability of our chiropractor to relieve back pain, you may not realize that we treat shoulder pain as well. In this, you’re certainly not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions we receive from our patients about chiropractic shoulder pain relief.
There are a number of different injuries and conditions that can lead you to develop shoulder pain. For instance, this pain is sometimes the result of a misalignment of your spine that impinges a nerve or that puts extra pressure on the shoulder.
Some other causes of shoulder pain are more directly related to that joint, including bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, sprains and strains, and frozen shoulder. Chronic underlying medical conditions are frequently responsible for the shoulder pain we see in our patients as well, and some of the most common of these are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Our chiropractor can treat shoulder pain related to any of these underlying causes and more. That’s because our expertise is not limited to the spine, but in fact, encompasses the entire musculoskeletal system. That means we can correct misalignments of the shoulder, as well as of related joints that can cause shoulder pain. We also provide soft tissue treatments to help your shoulder heal from injuries, and we’ll work with you on exercises and stretches you can do to help increase your range of motion.
Chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain is non-invasive and works with your body’s natural processes to promote healing. We focus on reducing pain and restoring function simultaneously, and we don’t rely on prescription painkillers to help you manage your symptoms.
The number and frequency of your treatments will depend on the specific nature of your condition. On your first visit, our chiropractor will complete a comprehensive physical evaluation and put together a treatment plan for you that will detail the kinds of treatments you will receive as well as how often they should occur. Typically, treatments are required more often in the first week or two, with that frequency decreasing over time.
To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, call our offices, which are conveniently located in the area of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, at (312) 658-0658.
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