Struggling with Shoulder Pain?
If shoulder pain is sabotaging your tennis serve, golf swing, CrossFit sessions or even your ability carry objects around the house, then you realize just how debilitating a painful problem in this complex joint can be. Shoulder pain can stem from many possible causes, and it may plague you on a chronic basis until those causes are dealt with. Our chiropractor in Culver City CA or Hawthorne CA, Dr. Hogan, and his team at Active Body Chiro-Care can help by diagnosing the nature of your shoulder pain and prescribing shoulder pain treatment to help you enjoy pain-free motion again.
Why Your Shoulder Is Hurting
The ball-and-socket structure of the shoulder allows t his joint to rotate in all directions, mobilized by a set of four muscles known as the rotator cuff. A sports injury, auto accident injury or another traumatic incident can tear the rotator cuff muscles and/or strain their attached tendons to produce acute pain and stiffness. If this happens frequently enough without the underlying cause getting corrected, the recurring injuries leave you in a state of chronic tendonitis. (Work-related repetitive strain is a good example.) Constant or recurring strain on the shoulder may also cause the “frozen shoulder” stiffness of bursitis or set the stage for osteoarthritis in the shoulder joint.
On the other hand, the pain you feel in your shoulder might originate in your shoulder at all. Muscle strains or alignment problems in the neck can easily refer pain to the shoulder area. Whiplash, for example, often causes shoulder pain in addition to neck pain. A modern-day form of muscle strain called “text neck” (from dropping your head to look at your mobile device) can produce shoulder pain sensations. Even an undiagnosed spinal misalignment can send pain signals to your shoulder, especially if the imbalance throws off your posture and affects your sports technique.
Shoulder Pain Diagnosis and Natural Sports Injuries Treatment
Active Body Chiro-Care is your source for prompt, accurate shoulder pain diagnosis and natural, non-invasive sports injuries treatment. Any Culver City CA and Hawthorne CA chiropractor on our experienced team can study your medical history, symptoms, range of motion, joint alignment and spinal alignment to pinpoint the type of injury or damage you have sustained, and how you sustained it. We can then provide should pain treatment options such as:
- Chiropractic adjustments to correct your spinal alignment, reducing muscular strain and referred pain
- Extremity adjustments to correct misalignment in an unstable shoulder joint
- Active Release Technique to free the shoulder tissues from accumulations of internal scar tissue
- Corrective exercises to help you rebuild shoulder function at home
- Lifestyle adjustments and other suggestions to help you protect your shoulder from future overuse injuries
Shoulder Injury Treatment with Active Body Chiro-Care
Your shoulder treatment with Active Body Chiro-Care is convenient and easy. Located in Culver City CA and Hawthorne CA, our Los Angeles chiropractor offices have a variety of treatment options to help you recover from shoulder injuries. If your injury is the result of a car accident or sports-play, is work-related, a genetic condition,or injured from years of overuse, our health team evaluates your pain and designs a personal approach for you. We know you want to recover from a shoulder injury quickly so you can return to an active lifestyle. This is possible with our Active Body Chiro-Care services.
Common Shoulder Injuries
The shoulder joint is unique in that it allows you to lift, lower, rotate, swing, twist and circle your arm. You are able to shrug your shoulders, throw a ball, drive a car, get dressed, hit a ball, hug your family members and weight train due to the mobility of your shoulder joint. If an injury occurs, your movements are limited and pain is frustrating. Some of the common shoulder injuries we address at Active Body Chiro-Care include:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff
Our chiropractors evaluate your shoulder pain to understand the source of the problem. Then, we coordinate a chiropractic health plan to reduce inflammation, lessen pain and restore mobility. We gently adjust your shoulder joint to ensure it is in the proper location and has not slipped out of place. We may use our Activator tool to provide precision adjustments of the shoulder joint and increase its stability. As we work on your shoulder, circulation to the area increases which brings healing cells. As the area floods with nutrients, your body begins to restore from the injury.
Shoulder injuries stop many people quickly, but even if you have a high pain tolerance, do not try to “play through the pain.” A simple injury may become serious if you do not seek care for your shoulder injury. Plus, the sooner we begin a chiropractic care plan, the sooner you can return to your favorite activities, but without the pain. Please call us today if you are experiencing any of these shoulder symptoms:
- redness or swelling
- limited mobility
- numbness in your arms or hands
- weakness in your hands or arms
- joint instability or feeling as if the shoulder has slipped out of place
Contact Active Body Chiro-Care for Shoulder Pain Treatment
Active Body Chiro-Care’s two locations help Culver City CA and Hawthorne CA residents recover quickly from shoulder injuries. Our chiropractors offer effective pain relief without the use of medications. Then, we show you how to stabilize and strengthen your shoulder joint with at-home exercises. Our approach cares for your body as a whole as we bring your spine into balance, your shoulder is able to heal quickly without complications or surgery. To speak with our health team or to schedule your appointment, please call us today at (310) 699-9299. We offer weekly appointment times that will fit your schedule.