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What Is Causing My Shoulder Pain?

If you suffer from shoulder pain, two things can help greatly: Knowing what caused the pain to occur, so you can modify your lifestyle or posture, and seeking chiropractic care from us. Learn about the four most common causes of shoulder pain and how we can provide treatment naturally.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is often caused by one of the following conditions:

Animation of a young man holding his shoulder due to pain

Tendon Inflammation or Tear - Overuse of your shoulder muscles may cause bursitis or tendonitis, conditions that inflame the shoulder tissue. This can bring on pain when you perform certain activities of daily life, such as brushing your teeth or reaching for objects on a shelf.

Tendonitis may be a result of overuse in sport or on the job, or from degeneration (which may be caused by arthritis)

Instability - In injury or overuse cases, the shoulder bone may shift out of position, causing pain when the shoulder is moved.

Arthritis symptoms include swelling, stiffness, and pain. This wear and tear health condition can occur as a result of aging and may affect the shoulder muscles. Arthritis treatment can reduce the swelling associated with this condition.

Fracture - A broken collarbone, shoulder blade, or arm bone can affect the shoulder. Medical treatment of the underlying issue, combined with rehabilitation, can restore the shoulder muscles range of motion and function.

Shoulder Pain Treatment for You!

Once we determine the underlying cause of your pain, our shoulder pain doctors will suggest treatment options specific to your condition. Here at Zaker Chiropractic, we use a variety of unique modalities to help heal damaged tissues, like cryotherapy, which reduces internal inflammation; scraping/graston, which pushes scar tissue and swelling out; deep tissue muscle massage; and traction, ultrasound, muscle stimulus, and manipulation of various joints.

Typically, we will start with chiropractic treatment at one of our 3 South Bay clinics to reduce pain and inflammation. Once the tissue stabilizes, we introduce rehabilitation to help realign the ligaments and joints to improve mobility. When you have healed, we will provide at-home exercises to strengthen the injured tissue so you can return to full health. After a comprehensive exam we’ll develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Do you have shoulder pain? We can help. Take the first step and call one of our chiropractors nearest you today for shoulder pain treatment!

Dr. Misa Zaker, D.C.
As a South Bay resident and graduate from UCLA Dr. Zaker specializes in comprehensive multifaceted chiropractic care and manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). After getting his doctor of chiropractic degree at Southern California University of Health Sciences Dr. Zaker built his practice with a goal of changing the perception of what a chiropractic treatment consists of. Dr. Zaker has treated many professionals and amateur athletes including UFC pros, marathoners, swimmers, dancers, and cyclists. Certified in Nerve Conduction Velocity and Manipulation Under Anesthesia, his expertise is sports rehabilitation has helped hundreds of injured athletes regain their strength and flexibility without surgery.

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