Considering Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain and Injury

Here are the 5 most common shoulder problems that we help with:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Bursitis

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a common issue that can arise from a variety of causes, including injury, overuse, arthritis, or other underlying conditions. It can significantly impact daily activities and overall quality of life, affecting your ability to move your arm and perform tasks.

How does chiropractic help with shoulder pain and injury?

Chiropractic care focuses on the holistic treatment of musculoskeletal problems, including shoulder pain. Chiropractors use hands-on techniques and specialized instruments to adjust the spine, neck, and shoulders. These adjustments help to improve alignment, reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and enhance joint function. By addressing the root cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms, chiropractic care promotes long-term healing and relief.
Why is looking at the whole body necessary, especially the neck?
The human body functions as an interconnected system, and shoulder pain can often be linked to issues in other parts of the body, particularly the neck. Misalignments or tension in the neck can lead to nerve compression or altered biomechanics, which can cause or exacerbate shoulder pain. By looking at the whole body, chiropractors can identify and treat these underlying issues, providing more comprehensive and effective care. This holistic approach ensures that all contributing factors to shoulder pain are addressed, leading to better outcomes and overall wellness.

Is it safe?

Yes, chiropractic care is safe when performed by a licensed and trained chiropractor. Serious problems from adjustments are very rare, especially compared to the side effects of medications and the risks of surgery. Chiropractors undergo extensive training to ensure they can help you without causing harm. During your first appointment, we will discuss your health history and any concerns you may have before starting treatment.

What happens during a chiropractic visit for shoulder pain?

On your first visit, we’ll review your health history and perform a physical exam. Sometimes, we may refer you for x-rays or other imaging studies. We’ll discuss your findings with you and outline a treatment plan tailored to your goals. This usually includes adjustments to your spine, neck, and shoulders, along with other therapies such as soft tissue manipulation, stretching exercises, and ergonomic advice to help reduce your symptoms and improve your shoulder function.

How well does chiropractic care work for shoulder pain?

Dr. Cox has helped thousands of patients recover from shoulder pain over the past 25 years. Many have returned to their normal lives pain-free. Studies show that chiropractic care can significantly reduce pain, improve joint function, and enhance overall quality of life. Each care plan is personalized to suit your specific needs and goals.
When should I think about seeing a chiropractor for shoulder pain?

You should schedule your new patient appointment if:

    • Your shoulder pain keeps recurring or won’t go away.
    • You experience stiffness, swelling, or reduced mobility in your shoulder.
    • Certain activities worsen your shoulder pain.
    • You have pain that radiates from your neck to your shoulder.
    • You prefer non-drug and non-surgery options for pain relief.

If you are experiencing any issues like this or have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our mission is provide the very best education, products, services, and support necessary to make sure that we generate unparalleled change in our community’s health and well-being.

Alicia Johnson
Alicia Johnson
August 17, 2022.
Ok so I got to my appointment early to complete the new patient paperwork and was immediately met with one of the nicest smiles I haven’t seen in 2 years since the pandemic, Dr. Cox! He was helpful and even made fun of himself about the working of the tablet. The office is immaculate though from the outside of the building I was a bit worried 😉I initially went in for the Slim program and was introduced to Rena! What a wonderful surprise, So knowledgeable brought tears to my eyes with all of the new information she provided. I feel safe in Life Aligned hands and will now be a part of their family!
Stephanie Walsh
Stephanie Walsh
August 1, 2022.
I've been a paitent for 18 years, everyone here truly cares and wants the best for all
Ina Fick
Ina Fick
August 1, 2022.
I had severe neck pain and frequent migraines, when I first came to see Dr. K! She is amazing so is all the staff. I feel so much better!!! My overall health has improved also! Highly recommend Life Aligned Wellness if you have any back and neck pain especially if you are looking for holistic, non-medication, non surgical approach!
Kathleen Rossi
Kathleen Rossi
June 1, 2022.
Great folks .... finally some relief!
Geraldine Jauhola
Geraldine Jauhola
December 15, 2021.
Above what we expected. Both my husband and I have found Life Aligned Wellness more than we anticipated. We have both been to chiropractors in the past but this is so much more advanced with the technology and the techniques both Dr. Cox and Dr. Kabala have shown to help us. We have to drive 40 minutes one way to their office but it is well worth it. Thank you to both Dr. Cox and Dr. Kabala for their services.
Merl Will-Wallace
Merl Will-Wallace
December 9, 2021.
The intake function is the best I’ve ever encountered with the chiropractic clinic. The assessment by Dr. K is beyond complete making me feel confident that a resolution to my problem will occur.
Rebecca Hawkins
Rebecca Hawkins
November 10, 2021.
Dr Cox & Dr Kabala (& the entire LAWC team) helped me turn my life around! They are amazing! Definitely feel like family! Would recommend to anyone!
Stephen Mills
Stephen Mills
November 9, 2021.
I have had years of discomfort stemming from misalignment of my spine. Despite yoga, massage and heat therapy, I still could not relief the nerve irritation, tight muscles, and restricted range of motion. During my first adjustment, which was gentle and not uncomfortable, I felt instant improvement. I am eager to continue on this healing journey with the talented and compassionate team at Life Aligned Wellness Center.