We may not think about it much, but our shoulders are one of the most mobile and used joints in the body. Since we constantly use our shoulders to lift objects, extend our arms, carry things, and engage in a variety of other tasks, our shoulders become susceptible to injuries and other conditions.

Issues with the shoulders that go unaddressed can lead to chronic pain and lifelong, debilitating problems. To successfully treat these negative side effects, it is vital to diagnose the cause of shoulder pain. At Advanced Healthcare, we use chiropractic treatment in Fort Collins to ease the shoulder pain and relieve other conditions associated with shoulder problems.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can result from a variety of injuries and conditions, but some of the most common include:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Automobile accidents
  • Abnormal movements
  • Neck and/or upper back tightness
  • Spinal misalignments

Some of these items may indicate that there is localized swelling in the shoulder joint, but most chronic shoulder problems point to misalignments of the spinal column as the source of pain. Since the nerves that feed into the shoulders stem from the spinal column, even a small misalignment, or injury which compresses the nerve, can result in shoulder pain. You don’t have to live with or endure shoulder pain; Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins can provide shoulder pain relief with quality chiropractic techniques.

What are the Symptoms of a Shoulder Injury?

The shoulder joints are an important part of daily movement, so when pain strikes, it can be frustrating understanding the cause. Shoulder pain often develops gradually due to habitual movements, but can also be aggravated by a recent injury to the shoulder or spine. Shoulder pain can develop into a serious problem, if it is not addressed promptly. Signs that you should receive a shoulder evaluation include:

  • Shoulder pain that comes and goes frequently
  • Shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week
  • Difficulty or pain when carrying objects
  • Inability to raise your arms above your head
  • Abnormal clicking or snapping sensations in one or both of the shoulder joints during movement
  • Pain in the shoulder that worsens as the day goes on
  • Bruising or swelling of the shoulder joints

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Shoulder Pain?

Unlike expensive surgeries and ineffective pain medications, chiropractic care is a gentle treatment approach which provides patients with long-lasting relief from shoulder pain. The chiropractors at Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins are trained to deal with issues and pain of the shoulder and spine, and can use spinal manipulations to restore function and reduce pain. After reaching a diagnosis, we can formulate a treatment plan for you. Reach out to our chiropractic team today for shoulder pain relief in the Fort Collins area.