Shoulder Pain

Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC

Chiropractors & Pain Management Specialists located in Grand Island, NE

Shoulder pain can cover a wide area of your body and radiate down your arms and into your back. If you have disabling shoulder pain, Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, in Grand Island, Nebraska, can help. The team has considerable experience in treating patients who have a range of painful shoulder conditions and offer expert chiropractic skills that can ease pain and improve function. Call Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain affects both the shoulder joint and the shoulder blade area, which covers the top quarter of your back on each side and has a network of muscles overlaying it.

There’s an intricate system of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, and blood vessels in your shoulder. They all work together to enable you to move your shoulder joint in more ways than any other joint in your body.

As well as giving you a wide range of movement, these structures within your shoulder are also vulnerable to overstretching and other injuries, as well as degenerative conditions. Shoulder pain can be particularly disabling as it can affect your ability to use the entire arm and shoulder on the affected side.

What conditions cause shoulder pain?

Some of the many conditions that can cause shoulder pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Rotator cuff tears

Shoulder dislocation is a frequent problem, where the ball of the humerus (upper arm) comes out of the glenoid socket in your shoulder blade. The mesh of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that surrounds your shoulder is called the rotator cuff, and dislocation commonly causes rotator cuff tears.

Correctly diagnosing the cause of your shoulder pain is vital.

How is the cause of shoulder pain diagnosed?

To get an accurate diagnosis of your shoulder pain, you need to undergo a physical exam at Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, and discuss your symptoms with your provider.

They can also carry out digital X-rays on-site to have a look inside your shoulder in more detail. In some cases, you might need to have an MRI or CT scan as well.

Your provider evaluates both your musculoskeletal and neurological systems to make a diagnosis. They also work closely with orthopedic surgeons in case there are any medical procedures you need to undergo, such as surgical repair of a fractured bone.

How does chiropractic help relieve shoulder pain?

Chiropractic manipulation can play a vital role in relieving shoulder pain. Using carefully delivered adjustments, your provider can restore the correct positioning and alignment of the structures in your shoulder. They can also free up tissues that are stiff because of arthritis or conditions like frozen shoulder.

As well as chiropractic adjustments, Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, provides treatments that can complement and enhance your therapy. Additional therapies include:

  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Cold beam laser
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

For the prompt and compassionate treatment of your shoulder pain, call Grand Island Chiropractic Center, PC, today, or request an appointment online.