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Posted on 12-29-2016

Scottsdale Chiropractor Relieves Shoulder Pain with Chiropractic Techniques

shoulder pain

Taking prescription medications for shoulder pain provides only temporarily relief and does nothing to treat the disorder causing the pain. To naturally treat and relieve shoulder pain, your Scottsdale chiropractor uses massage and manipulation and adjustment techniques to alleviate shoulder pain, improve blood flow to inflamed shoulder joints, ligaments and tissues.  muscle and increase connective tissue elasticity. 

Therapeutic massage therapy is one of the most popular and effective types of chiropractic treatment for addressing shoulder pain. By using rhythmic, firm strokes to reach deeper layers of inflamed shoulder muscles and connective tissues, your chiropractor eases shoulder pain, enhances shoulder joint mobility and decreases muscle spasms contributing to shoulder pain and stiffness.

Common Conditions Causing Shoulder Pain

Auto Accident Injury

Vertebral misalignment (subluxation) is a common auto accident injury that compresses and irritates spinal nerves extending outward from spinal vertebrae.  When you body is jolted during an auto accident, one or more of your vertebrae may shift rapidly into abnormal positions. Pain can occur immediately or gradually over time as a result of vertebrae pinching these nerves. If nerves involved with shoulder control and sensation are directly affected by vertebral misalignment, shoulder pain and stiffness will inevitably occur.


Trauma, carrying heavy objects, poor ergonomics/posture or overusing the shoulder joint may cause bursitis, an inflammatory condition affecting shoulder bursa and tendons by inducing tissue thickening, stiffness and pain. Symptoms of shoulder bursitis include pain when raising the arms above the head, pain that interferes with sleep and stiffness. Unless treated with chiropractic manipulation and massage, bursitis may worsen until range of motion is severely affected.

Arthritis Shoulder Pain/Frozen Shoulder

Extremely painful, stiff shoulders may be diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder. Generally attributed to specific joint/ligament diseases such as osteoarthritis or tendonitis, frozen shoulder can be treated successfully with chiropractic manipulation and adjustments, massage and exercises recommended by your Scottsdale chiropractor.

If you have chronic or worsening shoulder pain, don't delay receiving professional chiropractic treatment for holistic relief of pain and stiffness. Call Secrest Family Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment: 480-994-4411.

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