Frequently Asked Questions About Shoulder Pain
If you suffer from shoulder pain, it can be useful to gain a better understanding of your body. Our chiropractors at Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates in Export and Greensburg can provide you with advice and professional shoulder pain treatment. Learn more by reading these helpful shoulder pain FAQs.
What are some of the common causes of shoulder pain?
Two of the main causes of shoulder pain are chronic and acute conditions that involve the cartilage, muscles, nerves, and other joint structures. For example, this includes frozen shoulder, dislocation of the shoulder, arthritis, bursitis, and rotator cuff injuries. If you have a serious problem or would like advice, our chiropractors can answer your questions and provide shoulder pain treatment if necessary.
Why am I experiencing shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain may occur due to accidents, poor posture, overuse, infections, illness, or repetitive movements.
How can I temporarily relieve shoulder pain?
You can use heat or ice. Treat the inflamed area with an ice pack for 20 minutes. If the ice doesn't work, use heat for 20 minutes at a time every 30 minutes. Our chiropractors can help with shoulder therapy and ease your pain if you need professional treatment.
What can I do to prevent shoulder pain?
You can prevent painful injuries by doing exercises to strengthen your shoulder muscles. Besides this, be sure to pay attention to what your body is telling you. For instance, if certain activities, such as swimming, cause shoulder pain, then find another activity to do instead.
However, being inactive can also harm your shoulder, so don't stop moving it completely. Infrequent use can cause a stiff shoulder. Instead, you can keep your arm moving with mild stretches. Another tip is if you feel pain in your left shoulder, change your sleeping position to your right side. Similarly, sleeping on your back could irritate the shoulder. Try using a pillow to prop up your arm.
How can a chiropractor treat shoulder pain?
We offer a variety of treatments to provide relief:
- Corrective exercises: alleviate shoulder pain and improve strength and mobility
- Adjustments: naturally relieve pain and restore function by realigning shoulder and spinal joints
- Nutritional and lifestyle counseling: identify changes that need to be made in the diet and lifestyle that contribute to shoulder pain, inflammation, dysfunction, and instability
- Massage therapy: increase the speed of healing by promoting local circulation
Contact Our Chiropractors in Export and Greensburg, PA
Our chiropractors at Westmoreland Chiropractic & Rehab Associates are here to answer your questions and provide the natural, effective treatment that you need to address your shoulder pain. Call our Export office today at (724) 325-2112 or our Greensburg office at (724) 216-5004.