Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain and Treatment At The Spine Clinic

The shoulder helps the body's natural flow of motion by providing it with a wide and versatile range. When a shoulder injury occurs one's ability to move about freely is severely hampered. The pain is noticeable virtually every time you move, and it becomes necessary to see a medical professional. People living in the Salem metro area are fortunate to be in proximity to The Spine Clinic and Dr. Ryan Schirmer, who can provide excellent treatment options for shoulder injuries. Dr. Schirmer is a highly qualified chiropractor that can provide relief from shoulder pain in a non-invasive, natural way.

Shoulder pain

What causes Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder is a complex joint that consists of three primary bones, the humerus, the clavicle, and the scapula. A number of different circumstances surrounding these bones and their underlying cartridge can result in shoulder pain. They include, but are not limited to the following:
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  • Dislocation
    A dislocated shoulder can occur when the upper bone in the arm pops out of its cup-shaped shoulder blade socket.

  • Shoulder bursae
    Bursitis of the shoulder occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs that reduce joint friction become irritated or inflamed.

  • Frozen shoulder
    A frozen shoulder refers to stiffness in the joint that grows more severe over time.

  • Rotator cuff injury
    Rotator cuff injuries are most often associated with sports accidents that injure one or more of the four rotator cuff muscles located in the vicinity of the shoulder.

  • Strains
    Shoulder strains occur when a muscle or tendon in the shoulder is stretched too far or torn.

  • Sprains
    A shoulder sprain occurs when the ligaments in the acromioclavicular (AC) joint are torn.

  • Tendinitis
    Tendinitis occurs when the tendons in the shoulder's rotary cuff become swollen and inflamed.

  • Fractures
    Shoulder fractures occur when a bone in the shoulder area is cracked or broken.

  • Arthritis
    Arthritis in the shoulder is a painful condition that causes stiffness, swelling, and pain that gradually increases over time.

How Can My Salem Chiropractor Help My Shoulder Pain?

Your chiropractor can provide viable options for your shoulder pain that begin with the location of any interferences in the spinal vertebrae that might be the cause of nerve compression. By administering swift, gentle adjustments, your chiropractor can help return your shoulder to a fully-functional joint that is pain-free.

Schedule an Appointment Today, Contact The Spine Clinic in Salem, OR!

Why suffer from shoulder pain when you don't have to? If you live near Salem and suffer from shoulder pain, we urge you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schirmer at The Spine Clinic. Please call (503) 362-5555, and one of our friendly assistants will be happy to assist you. We offer holistically-focused, comprehensive treatments from our conveniently-located office at 1281 Lancaster Drive NE in Salem, Oregon.