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Why Choose Chiropractic as Your Go-To Shoulder Pain Treatment?

Written By Taschler Spine & Rehab on February 6, 2019

Let’s take a moment to appreciate just how involved our shoulders are in our day-to-day lives.

From reaching to get something off a shelf to picking your child up to give them a hug, they’re constantly being placed under pressure to perform a multitude of tasks and movements.

And it’s not until they start to hurt that we realize just how much we use them.

Thankfully, there is a proven and effective shoulder pain treatment available – chiropractic.

What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

There is a whole host of things that may cause shoulder pain, however, some of the most common include:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal and/or joint misalignment
  • Automobile accidents
  • Tightness in the upper back and neck
  • Athletic injuries
  • Abnormal movements on a regular basis

It’s important to understand that while many of these potential causes may pertain directly to the shoulder, they may also pinpoint that your spine is the cause of your pain.


The nerves in your shoulder travel from your spine. This means that if there’s pressure or misalignment in your spine, it may be causing nerve irritation which is showing itself in your shoulder.

Your chiropractor will be able to establish the root cause of your pain and will also ask if you’ve been suffering from any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that’s lasted over a week and has come and gone
  • Difficult carrying objects due to pain
  • Pain that gets worse in the evening
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Clicking or other unusual sounds when you move your shoulder

How Is Chiropractic an Effective Shoulder Pain Treatment?

Before your chiropractic treatment begins, your chiropractor will carry out an in-depth physical examination to establish what’s causing your pain. If needed, you will be referred for imaging such as an x-ray or MRI.

Then, they’ll discuss your care plan in detail with you so you know what to expect at each stage.

This treatment program may include manual adjustments that help realign the shoulder joint and reduce any built-up tension. In addition, massage therapy, physical therapy, and/or therapeutic ultrasound may be added to your treatment to increase your results. .

Furthermore, to aid your recovery at home, your chiropractor will give you exercises to do and will make lifestyle recommendations that’ll reduce the pressure you’re placing on your shoulder.

Living a Pain-Free Life – for Good

By visiting your local chiropractor in Fairfax, you’ll not only receive treatment for your existing shoulder pain but you’ll also receive helpful advice and tips on how to prevent shoulder injuries in the future.

You see, chiropractic goes so much further than a simple treatment – it’s a natural, all-encompassing approach to your health that boosts your mental and physical well-being.

For a shoulder pain treatment you can trust, book your appointment at our clinic today at 703-293-2939.  

Posted In: Chiropractic Shoulder Pain