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Shoulder Pain Treatment with Your Austin Chiropractor

Shoulder Pain

You probably rely on your shoulder more heavily than you think -- a truth that becomes all too evident when that amazingly versatile joint experiences damage or dysfunction. If you find that you can no longer play your favorite sport, perform your job tasks, or assume a comfortable sleeping position, you've got a serious problem that needs to be diagnosed and treated. Fortunately, those treatments need not involve major surgery or risky painkillers. Our chiropractor at First Chiropractic, Dr. Wottrich, can get your shoulder issue under control safely, non-invasively, and effectively.

Understanding Your Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain or stiffness can seem even more surprising when you're accustomed to your shoulder offering a wide range of easy motion. The ball-and-socket structure of the joint allows it rotate in all directions, operated by the surrounding set muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuff. Fluid-filled sacs called bursae reduce friction in the joint to prevent degeneration and discomfort. But these components are still vulnerable to failure, injuries and chronic condition that can cause extreme pain and loss of flexibility. Examples include:

  • Dislocation - A blow to the shoulder can knock the joint completely out of position.
  • Strains and sprains - Tears and inflammation in the tendons, muscles or ligaments may develop slowly as a result of repetitive motion strain, as many golfers and tennis players can confirm. These injuries may also occur suddenly and acutely.
  • Rotator cuff injury - Any damage to the four muscle and tendon groups of the rotator cuff can restrict your ability to perform motions involving those tissues.
  • Bursitis - A misalignment in the shoulder can cause the bursae to become inflamed and painful.
  • Frozen shoulder - Has your shoulder spend a lot of time motionless, as in recuperation from an arm injury? This can lead to inflammation of the joint capsule (adhesive capsulitis) known as frozen shoulder.
  • Arthritis - Arthritis can afflict the shoulder joint, especially after years of joint overuse.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options at Our Clinic

Unless you have suffered massive shoulder damage, you most likely don't need corrective surgery to get your shoulder back into good working order. Our clinic provides a wealth of conservative care options that involve neither surgery nor drugs. After examining your musculoskeletal system, symptoms, and medical history, we can treat the underlying causes of your pain and stiffness. (Your shoulder pain might even originate in a different part of the body, referred along nerve pathways to the shoulder.) If your shoulder components are out of alignment, we can administer chiropractic adjustments directly to the joint to normalize those positions. We can also provide therapeutic stretching exercises to relieve pain and improve flexibility, as well as nutritional and lifestyle advice to help you recover quickly and keep your shoulder in good shape.

Choose the Chiropractor Austin Trusts for Shoulder Treatment

Choose the chiropractor Austin trusts for safe, all-natural shoulder treatment. Call First Chiropractic at 512-448-1012 to schedule an appointment!

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Office Hours

Monday6:30 - 122 - 6
Tuesday6:30 - 12Closed
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Thursday6:30 - 122 - 5
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