Shoulder pain can generally be classified in two categories: joint irritation and tissue irritation. Sometimes shoulder pain comes on abruptly, but often it develops gradually over a period of time.
Factor in the everyday wear and tear your shoulders endure with their extremely mobile nature, and it’s no surprise they ache.
If you experience shoulder pain, stiffness, or discomfort, you’re far from alone. In fact, by some estimates, more than 50% of Americans experience acute or chronic shoulder pain at some point during their lives.
Your shoulder is an incredible joint with so many functions. It allows you to scratch your head, hoist things up, open doors, wash your hair, and more. But your shoulders’ phenomenal range of motion comes at the expense of stability, which means your shoulders are very susceptible to injury.
Chiropractic adjustments, also called spinal manipulation, loosen and align the joints of the your spine. This gentle, hands on procedure frees nerves that are stuck in their nerve routes, reducing pain caused by pinched nerves, muscle spasms, strains, and other factors.