Shoulder Pain

Many people experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. While it can be mild and go away within a few days for some individuals, for others, shoulder pain can become chronic and debilitating. If you're the latter, it's time to explore chiropractic care as a treatment option. It's an effective, natural, and drug-free way to find relief. If you are experiencing shoulder pain and live in or around Stafford, contact Family Healthcare Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Genovese.

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

There are many potential causes of shoulder pain. Some of the most common include:

  • Sports injuries: A fall or collision during a game or practice can cause the shoulder to become dislocated or separated. This can lead to pain, swelling, and bruising.
  • Personal injuries: A car accident or a fall can cause damage to the shoulder, including fractures, dislocations, and separations.
  • Overuse of the shoulder joint: Some occupations require repetitive motions of the shoulder, such as painting or carpentry. This can lead to inflammation of the tendons and muscles around the joint, a condition known as rotator cuff tendinitis.
  • Degenerative conditions: As we age, the cartilage that cushions the bones in our joints begins to break down. This can lead to arthritis, which can cause pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint.

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain

When you visit our chiropractor for shoulder pain treatment, the first step will be to conduct a diagnosis. The exam may include a physical examination and tests, such as x-rays. Once a diagnosis has been made, Dr. Genovese will develop a treatment plan. The plan may include:

  • Manipulation of the shoulder joint: This involves applying gentle pressure to the shoulder, restoring it to its natural alignment.
  • Mobilization: Our chiropractor will use his hands to move the shoulder joint through a range of motions to reduce stiffness.
  • Massage: He may use his hands to knead the muscles around the shoulder joint, relieving pain and tension.
  • Exercises: You may also get specific exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the shoulder joint.
  • Tips for shoulder pain prevention: Since many cases of shoulder pain are due to overuse, we can also provide tips on how to avoid future injuries. That may include ergonomic advice for your workplace or home.

These are not the only techniques that we may use. Each treatment plan is customized to the needs of the individual patient.

Visit Family Healthcare Chiropractic Center in Stafford, VA

Whether caused by sports injuries or personal injuries, shoulder pain can make it difficult to enjoy your life. If you're looking for an effective and drug-free way to find relief, chiropractic care may be the answer. At Family Healthcare Chiropractic Center, we offer shoulder pain treatment for residents in and around  Stafford, VA. Call our team today at (540) 288-8880 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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