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Condition Of the Week From Your Chiropractor: Shoulder Pain

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Condition of the Week

Your son wants to throw the ball around? Not today. Laundry piling up, but it’s too painful to separate whites from colors?

Life can get pretty rough when you have Shoulder Pain. You never think about how important your arms are until you can’t use one of them because of the searing, pinching pain that shouts into your shoulder at even the slightest movement. Shoulder pain affects an estimated 27 million people each year.

What are the causes of shoulder pain?

Some of the most common causes for shoulder pain include:

  • Neck and midback pain that’s trickling down
    It may surprise you, but when you have excruciating neck
    and midback pain, it can sometimes be felt in the shoulder. That’s why it’s so important to have an examination to truly pinpoint where your problem is.
  • Impingement syndrome
    When the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed it causes this common affliction. Shoulder overhead movements are made all but impossible.
  • Frozen shoulder
    Also known as adhesive capsulitis, this condition severely restricts movement. Using Progressive Rehab® will strengthen
    the area around the pain while also relieving spasms and reduce swelling that are symptomatic of the area.
  • Arthritis
    While not as common as hip or knee arthritis, shoulder arthritis is no less painful and debilitating.

For more information regarding shoulder pain contact your local HealthSource Chiropractor.