Shoulder Pain in Tacoma?

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Your shoulder is often overlooked until it becomes a problem due to pain. Many people realize the importance of a healthy shoulder due to its role in everyday activities such as carrying objects, driving, working and so much more. As such, if you are dealing with shoulder pain, it would be wise to opt for excellent chiropractic treatment in Tacoma. Your most mobile joint is your shoulder and keeping it in working condition is essential to your quality of life.

Ignoring your shoulder issues has the potential to cause long term nagging conditions. Pinpointing the cause behind your shoulder pain is essential in appropriately treating and recovering from your shoulder condition. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of the causes of shoulder pain and learn how the benefits of chiropractic treatment at Proctor Chiropractic can restore your shoulder’s function.

Shoulder Pain Treatment in Tacoma

There are numerous sources of shoulder discomfort, however, the most frequent causes of shoulder pain are:

  • Tightening in the neck and upper back area
  • Vertebrae misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Unusual movements
  • Injuries from sports or car accidents

Compression or injury to your upper back and neck vertebrae will cause damage and irritation to the nerves that lead to your shoulder. Numerous problems can arise from nerve disruption, which can be caused by even a minor vertebrae misalignment. Shoulder pain is often the result of a hidden spinal injury.

Symptoms of Shoulder Injury

Shoulder pain and its limitations to your range of motion can be immediate or progressive due to the various ways shoulder pain can be triggered. Severe issues may arise from even mild shoulder injuries. Precise treatment and a careful evaluation are needed to prevent the progression of an injury in the frequently used shoulder joint. Your shoulder should be assessed immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Week long shoulder pain
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Difficulty raising your arm above your head
  • Pain when lifting objects
  • Heightened pain in shoulder towards nighttime
  • Bruising or swelling specifically to joint area
  • Cracking or clicking sensations when using the joint

Common Causes of Shoulder Issues

  • Dislocated Shoulder
    While a dislocated shoulder is common in basketball, football, or any high-intensity activity, a dislocation can happen at any time and to anybody. A chiropractor can help people after a dislocation bring back movement and restore functionality to the shoulder through corrective exercises and chiropractic rehabilitation.
  • Shoulder Bursae
    Shoulder bursae is a sack of fluid that is found between tissues in the shoulder. When working properly, this forms a cushion for our joints to move comfortably. When it’s irritated, it can cause discomfort and pain.
  • Frozen Shoulder
    Frozen shoulder usually happens when scar tissue forms in the shoulder joint. This can cause severe stiffness and pain in the whole shoulder region.
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
    Rotator cuff tears and injuries are usually caused from playing baseball, but you’ll also see these injuries happen in football, softball, or any sport that uses the shoulder aggressively. Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take a while to heal, but chiropractic care can help limit the pain and improve your range of motion.
  • Strains and Sprains
    Since we use our shoulders at an intense level on any given day, common strains and sprains can happen. Whether you’re riding a bike, taking a run, or walking the dog, our shoulders are used more than you think.
  • Tendinitis
    Tendinitis in the shoulder is usually caused by sports injuries, but it can also be caused by a high-impact injury or wear and tear from everyday life. Tendinitis occurs when tissues in the shoulder become stiff and inflamed.

Chiropractic Care at Proctor Chiropractic for Shoulder Pain

If you’re looking to relieve your shoulder pain with a safe and non-invasive method, Proctor Chiropractic has the solutions you desire. Since we first started our practice, we’ve focused on providing drug-free pain relief, injury rehabilitation and wellness care for our patients. Whether you’re trying to recover from a serious sports injury or you’re looking for pain relief from chronic shoulder pain, we have an experienced chiropractor that can handle your needs effectively.

Call our team at Proctor Chiropractic in Tacoma today to find shoulder pain relief that lasts.


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8:00am - 12:00pm
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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Proctor Chiropractic
3901 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 756-7500
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