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Shoulder Pain

Radiating shoulder painShoulder pain is a common condition caused by various factors, including injuries, poor posture, arthritis, and more. Fortunately, chiropractic care may help address shoulder discomfort in many cases.


What Are the Main Causes?

One of the major causes of shoulder pain is injury. This can occur because of accidents or other types of trauma to the area, such as falls or contact sports injuries. Injuries like these can lead to strained muscles in the shoulders and neck area, which can become inflamed and painful.

Another common cause of shoulder discomfort is bad posture. Sitting at a desk all day with your shoulders rounded forward can lead to tension and inflammation in the muscles around your upper back and shoulders. If you have a pre-existing medical condition like arthritis or osteoporosis, poor posture can worsen these symptoms.

Our Natural Approach

The type of shoulder pain we address most often at Commonwealth Family Chiropractic is discomfort that radiates from the neck. Dr. Eriksen can help those with nagging pain not caused by an injury.

By using manual manipulation techniques and other therapies, Dr. Eriksen can ease tension in your muscles and relieve inflammation that is causing your pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there specific exercises that can help alleviate shoulder discomfort?

The answer to this question depends on what is causing your discomfort. For example, if you are experiencing bursitis, yoga may help improve your range of motion and reduce inflammation. However, if you have a rotator cuff tear, you will probably need physical therapy to improve your strength and flexibility. As always, it is best to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.

How long will shoulder pain last?

The duration of your shoulder pain depends on the underlying cause. For example, tendonitis typically lasts several weeks, while arthritis may be a lifelong condition. However, with proper care, we may help improve symptoms and prevent further damage.

How long does it typically take for a patient to get relief?

It depends on the history or onset, but we usually expect improvement within 6-12 visits over 2-6 weeks.

What are some ways I can prevent discomfort?

Aim to sit, stand, and walk without slouching. When lifting objects over your head, be sure you don’t carry too much weight on your shoulders. When sleeping, avoid stacking pillows, which can create shoulder or neck pain.

Book an Appointment

If you’re experiencing shoulder discomfort, we want to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Shoulder Pain Elizabethtown, Hodgenville KY | (270) 735-9090