Shoulder Pain Treatments

Shoulder pain is a common condition and you’re likely to suffer it at some point. The good news is that there are a variety of treatment and pain relief options, including treatments that don’t rely on pain medications to simply cover up the pain. By working with a chiropractor, you may be able to secure lasting pain relief. If you need help with shoulder pain and live in or near Monterey, CA, get in touch with Dr. Brian Rector and Dr. Madison Ferrante at the Monterey Chiropractic Group to discuss treatment options.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can result from many things. If you suffered a hard collision while playing sports or had a slip and fall around the home, you may find yourself experiencing shoulder pain. Likewise, folks recovering from auto accidents or workplace incidents often suffer from such pain. These aches may be accompanied by pain in your back or neck or may occur on their own.

More generally, shoulder pain is often the result of muscle tension in and near the shoulders. Further, if your spine is misaligned, or any of the bones and joints in or connected to your shoulder are not properly aligned, it could cause muscle strain and thus pain. The good news is that chiropractic care with Dr. Rector and Dr. Ferrante at the Monterey Chiropractic Group in Monterey, CA, can be highly effective for addressing shoulder pain.

The Chiropractic Approach to Shoulder Pain Relief

These days, many doctors rely on pain medications. The problem is that, besides exposing you to side effects, is that these pain medications often do little to resolve the underlying issues that are causing pain. Instead, medications simply block pain signals from reaching the brain. This can help with short-term relief, but the pain will quickly return. Further, shutting off pain signals may increase the risk of you over-exerting yourself and causing further issues.

A chiropractor can use hands-on care to address shoulder pain. If the pain is the result of a misaligned spine, for example, chiropractic adjustments can be used to ensure better alignment and reduce or eliminate strain. Soft tissue massage, meanwhile, can relieve tension from lots of sources, resulting in pain relief.

Other treatments include:

  • Therapeutic exercises to relieve strain and increase strength.
  • Nutritional adjustments to spur healing.
  • Diversified Technique to adjust the shoulder and neck.

Of course, we offer many other techniques as well. If you’d like to address shoulder pain and live in or near Monterey, CA, call 831 899 5900 to reach Dr. Rector and Dr. Ferrante at the Monterey Chiropractic Group.

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