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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
November 10, 2015
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Shoulder Pain  

Find out the many ways chiropractic care can treat those aching shoulders.

Shoulder pain is a fairly common complaint regardless of the cause of the issue. So, when do you need to call your Richmond chiropractor Dr. Scott Shaw for treatment and how can chiropractic care help?

As you would with any painful condition, the sooner you can seek treatment the better. Perhaps your first thought is to go to your general practitioner for a diagnosis or treatment plan, but it might also be time to consider your chiropractic treatment options.

If you don’t know what is causing your shoulder pain then it’s time you saw your Richmond, VA chiropractor for a proper diagnosis. Knowing the cause of your shoulder pain will make it easier to create a more effective treatment plan.

When you should seek treatment:

  • Shoulder pain that lasts for days
  • Recurring shoulder pain
  • If you are unable to carry or hold objects (weakness)
  • Shoulder pain during the night or at rest
  • Swelling, redness, bruising, fever or other signs of infection

Shoulder Pain and Chiropractic Treatment

When you come into our Richmond office for chiropractic treatment the first thing we will do is thoroughly examine your body. Through this physical exam and X-rays or other diagnostic testing we will be able to determine the cause of your shoulder pain (soft-tissue problem versus bone issue, etc.).

How we treat your condition will depend on the root cause, but the primary course of action is to adjust the spine to make sure that the nerves and joints of the shoulder are properly aligned. This simple adjustment can restore range-of-motion and improve flexibility in the muscles to reduce stiffness and pain.

Other treatment options that you may also incorporate into your daily routine include heat or icing, stretching exercises, ultrasound and cold laser therapy. We will also talk to you about ergonomics, posture, sleeping positions, etc. to take the strain off your shoulder.

If you want to say goodbye to shoulder pain then it’s time you turned to Shaw Chiropractic Center for the relief you deserve. Schedule an appointment with us today!


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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