Shoulder Pain in Casper?

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We don't think much about our shoulders until they start to give us pain. Most people immediately start looking for the best chiropractic care in Casper because they are always using their shoulders to lift and extend their arms, to carry, wave, and perform numerous other motions and tasks. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result, it is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions.

Shoulder problems that go unchecked can lead to lifelong, debilitating issues. In order to properly treat the shoulder joint and achieve long-term relief, it is important to identify the cause of shoulder pain. This article explains some of the common causes of shoulder pain and how chiropractic care can return the shoulder to functional health.


Shoulder Pain Treatment in Casper

The causes of shoulder pain are seemingly endless, but let's go over some of the more common causes for pain in the shoulder. Shoulder pain may be the result of conditions, such as:

  • Neck and upper back tightness
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Abnormal patterns of movement
  • Athletic injuries and automobile accidents

While a few of the items on this list may indicate localized swelling in the shoulder joint, more of them point to the spine as the probable source of pain. The nerves that control the shoulder originate in the spine. If the vertebrae around the neck and upper back are compressed or injured, the nerves that go to the shoulder will be irritated and cause pain. Even a minor spinal misalignment can interrupt communication between the nerves and the shoulder and a cascade of problems can begin. So, what appears as shoulder pain may actually be referred pain from the spinal column.


Symptoms of Shoulder Injury

Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain and abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Symptoms of a shoulder injury are occasionally very subtle, but even these can develop into major issues. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully and treated promptly to avoid the progression of the problem. Symptoms indicating the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex include:

  • Shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week
  • Shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently
  • Difficulty raising your arm above your head
  • Trouble or pain when carrying objects
  • Pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening
  • Any visual signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling
  • Unusual snapping or clicking sensations in the joint during movement

Causes of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder complex is the most mobile joint in the body and that makes it more susceptible to injury and other conditions.

The causes of shoulder pain are numerous, but some of the most common are neck and upper back problems, arthritis in the shoulder complex, abnormal motor patterns, and participation in athletics.

Since the shoulder is used with many of our everyday tasks it is important to take it shoulder pain seriously and treat it appropriately.

The earlier, the better chance of preventing progression.

Symptoms indicate the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex and the most effective treatment is dependent on the exact cause of the problem.

Therefore, obtaining an accurate diagnosis is critical.

We help many people with shoulder pain and would love to discuss your specific shoulder pain issue and how chiropractic may help.

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307 Chiropractic Health Center

5880 East 2nd Street #200
Casper, WY 82609

(307) 337-3303