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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
October 24, 2016
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Shoulder Pain  

Find out what might be behind your shoulder pain and what chiropractic care in Richmond can do to help.

Are you suddenly noticing shoulder pain when doing your daily set of push-ups? Does carrying groceries into the house Shoulder Painaggravate your pain? Does your shoulder pain wake you up at night? If you are noticing problems with your shoulder, this is something you need to address right away. Luckily our Richmond, VA., chiropractor, Dr. Scott Shaw, can provide treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your shoulder’s health.

What is causing my shoulder pain?

When it comes to shoulder issues, there are four major issues to consider:

  • A broken bone
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis or bursitis (inflammation)
  • Instability

It’s much less common for an infection, nerve problems or a tumor to cause shoulder pain.

When should I turn to a Richmond, VA., chiropractic specialist?

When it comes to pain, the sooner you seek treatment the better. If you are unsure what might be causing your shoulder pain, then it’s time to seek chiropractic help. It’s time to visit us if you are dealing with:

  • Shoulder pain that’s lasted a few days
  • Recurrent shoulder pain
  • Trouble carrying objects
  • Shoulder pain at rest or while sleeping
  • Trouble raising up the affected arm
  • Swelling or bruising of the arm or shoulder joint
  • Fever, redness or swelling (all signs of infection)

How will a chiropractor treat my shoulder pain?

Your treatment plan will be based on the cause of your pain. We will need to provide a proper diagnosis before we can decide which treatments to use. There are some lifestyle changes that we may recommend you adopt to reduce your pain including ergonomic changes to your workplace, special exercises you can perform to strengthen the shoulder, taking time to rest the shoulder, etc. As a chiropractor, we can also provide manual adjustments, in which we shift the joints back into their proper alignment to improve mobility and reduce symptoms.

You don’t have to just live with shoulder pain. Even if your general doctor hasn’t found a treatment that works best for you, our Richmond, VA., chiropractic specialist, Dr. Shaw, may be able to provide you with the pain relief you so desperately need. Call Shaw Chiropractic Center today at (804) 741-3068.

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Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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