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How Chiropractic Care Relieves Shoulder Pain?

Jun 24


Every year, shoulder pain impacts between 46 percent and 26% of the population of America. This highly mobile portion of the body is made up of numerous joints. They're in charge of everything from raising our arms above our heads to embracing our beloved ones. This guide can help you determine if a Tacoma chiropractor by Finlayson Family Chiropractic is the right choice for you.

The most common causes Of Shoulder Pain

The complex and mobile shoulder joint (also known as the shoulder girdle) is very complicated. It is composed of two main joints (four in total).

  • Acromioclavicular joint: The place where the shoulder blade and clavicle join in the back.

  • Glenohumeral joint: This is the region in which the humerus (the upper arm bone) is inserted into the socket on the shoulder (the "glenoid cavities").

The joints are protected by a complex network of muscles and ligaments. The supraspinatus (and infraspinatus) muscles comprise the wrist rotator. These muscles keep your humerus in the glenoid cavity and permit you to lift your arms over your head.


Tendons are responsible for linking muscles and bones. Ligaments link muscles and allow for smooth movement. The labrum is an elastic tissue that takes the form of the humerus's head and is the cover for the capsule that forms the shoulder joint capsule. Bursa is a fluid-filled sac that absorbs shock and eases motion at the glenohumeral joints.


The brachial complex, consists of nerves from your shoulder and armpit and runs through your armpit. These nerves regulate movement and pain signals in your arms shoulder and hand.

Any time can cause shoulder pain. Sometimes, it may worsen at night when the joint is stiff. It can feel dull or intense or feel as if there is a burning feeling in your shoulder joint. Some people may feel acute pain that can be felt in several areas like the shoulder or the back of the middle of the shoulder blades the neck, or even the arm.


How can a chiropractor help shoulder pain?

The most effective treatment for shoulder pain is chiropractic treatment. It's both safe and efficient. The following is a list of possible treatment options.

  • In a study conducted in 2012 on frozen shoulder, 82% of cases were either fully resolved or at the most 75% with care.

  • Adjustments to the shoulder that are chiropractic can be used to treat discomfort, weakness or numbness, or weakness in the extremities.

  • In cases of dislocated shoulders, Chiropractic care can help reduce the possibility of repeating dislocations.

  • Chiropractic for Rotator Cuff Pain This is the most conservative treatment for pain and rehabilitation that has solid proof of its efficiency.

Chiropractic techniques

Your chiropractor will create a treatment plan for your shoulder discomfort. This may involve hands-on adjustments, or adjustments using special tools. These are the most common chiropractic adjustments to treat shoulder injuries.

  • Articulatory: This technique improves the range of motion for a specific joint. In this instance, it is the shoulder joint. Your chiropractor will assist you to improve your range of motion by controlling it.

  • Myofascial release relaxes the connective tissue of the shoulder. These conditions could cause or cause frozen shoulders or other painful issues that restrict your shoulder's range of motion.

  • A referred shoulder injury may be the result of cervical spinal manipulation. Chiropractic spinal manipulation can be used to relieve pain from pinched nerves. It focuses on the balance of the cervical vertebrae.

  • Functional technique: Functional techniques also enhance joint movement and reduce stiffness. The chiropractor will rotate the shoulder until it is at the limit of its movement. The pressure will ease once it reaches that point. The gentle pressure will eventually release the joint capsule, easing stiffness.

Direct thrust and other techniques may also be used by your chiropractor. This technique is not advised for shoulder injuries or other conditions. It makes swift and quick movements to align your spine. This adjustment to the spine is needed to balance your body.

Finlayson Family Chiropractic

6201 Pacific Ave STE A, Tacoma, WA 98408

(253) 302–3750

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