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Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Problems

Shoulder PainShoulder conditions can be complex and varied, with a range of tissues that can be involved including tendons, the labrum, and bursa. At our practice, we start with a thorough evaluation of posture and movement patterns to determine the root cause of the issue.

This may include a standing posture assessment, evaluation of range of motion, and testing of specific muscles in the rotator cuff.

We may also recommend diagnostic imaging such as an ultrasound to further understand the nature of the issue, whether it is degenerative or inflammatory in nature.

Treatment for shoulder conditions may include chiropractic adjustments to improve alignment, laser therapy to reduce inflammation, and shockwave therapy to promote circulation and healing in degenerative tendons.

We also recommend exercises to stretch and strengthen the affected muscles and encourage patients to address overall inflammation through diet and other lifestyle factors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are common causes of shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by a range of issues including strains and sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, labral tears and degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. It can also be caused by injuries such as fractures and dislocations.

How does chiropractic care help with shoulder pain and injuries?

Chiropractic care can help alleviate shoulder pain and improve function by improving the alignment of the shoulder joint. The alignment of the shoulder is significantly impacted by upper back rounding and immobility. Spine and rib adjustments will have a significant impact on shoulder function. The improved alignment and range of motion will relieve stress to the tendons and bursae of the shoulder.

What can I expect during a chiropractic visit for shoulder pain or injury?

During a visit for shoulder pain or injury, we will perform a thorough evaluation including a physical examination and may also use diagnostic imaging such as x-rays or referral for diagnostic ultrasound to determine the root cause of the issue. Treatment may include spinal adjustments, manual manipulations, and other techniques to improve the alignment of the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues. The chiropractor may also recommend exercises or other therapies to support the healing process.

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If you are experiencing shoulder pain or other issues, we encourage you to come in for an evaluation and see how chiropractic care can help you find relief and improve your overall health and well-being.


Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Problems in Calgary | (403) 284-4743