By Jeff Sheppard 11 Nov 2021 no comment 676 Views

It’s easy to strain the soft tissue in your shoulder.  What causes shoulder pain?  Some potential causes include workplace injuries, falls, and sports injuries.  Repetitive strain from hobbies like video gaming or artwork can also cause shoulder pain.  Many people experience a loss of range of movement without pain.  When it happens over a long period of time, you may think this situation is “normal.”

The good news is that chiropractors treat the entire musculo-skeletal system.  We treat more than just back pain.  Your chiropractor is uniquely qualified to help relieve your shoulder pain.  Your chiropractor will also ensure that the soft tissue heals properly.  Chiropractic care can restore your previous range of motion, too.    Your chiropractor has the expertise to assess you and properly treat your shoulder until it’s fully healed.

How do chiropractors treat shoulder pain?

In addition to hands-on chiropractic care, your chiropractor may recommend self-care exercises.  These exercises will improve your range of motion and strengthen your shoulder muscles.  If exercising or movement is painful, laser therapy may help.

Laser therapy is an excellent approach for certain types of shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tears, strained ligaments, sports injuries, and arthritis in the shoulder.  Laser therapy stimulates the cells to heal more quickly.  Therefore, it can speed the recovery of acute injuries.  That stimulation also helps chronic conditions such as arthritis.  The laser light provides the body with a “boost” to “catch up with” coping with the inflammation of chronic arthritis.  Laser therapy has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.  Finally, laser therapy has no known side effects.  In conclusion, laser therapy is both safe and effective.

If you’re not sure why you’re suffering from shoulder pain, we can assist you!  Making recommendations suited to your unique circumstances is part of what we do.  If you don’t know whether laser therapy will help more than manual manipulation of the area, don’t worry.  Your chiropractor will assess you and develop a course of treatment to meet your needs.

Are you struggling with shoulder pain?  Are you noticing a limited range of motion in your shoulder?  Do you have a friend, family member or co-worker with this concern?  You can contact Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at  (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.

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