Shoulder Pain – Coping with the Discomfort

Shoulder pain can make your life miserable. It can interfere with such things as eating, sleeping, walking, and almost all areas of life. You may feel weakness in your shoulder and arm, or they may be numb and tingly. You probably will have a loss of strength in the affected arm.

Some things that can cause shoulder pain are rotator cuff and labral injuries, shoulder dislocation or separation, or just general problems within the shoulder joint.

Shoulder pain can also be due to a problem in the neck. This can cause irritation to the nerves that extend from the neck through the arm and into the hand. This leads to weakness and other problems in that arm. Where can you find help?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

An upper cervical chiropractor, like Dr. Jeff Leach of Plymouth, Minnesota, has had special training in the area of the upper neck. The top two vertebrae in the spinal column are prone to misalignments. When these occur, nerve damage and irritation can happen at many spots in the body, including the shoulder. What can upper chiropractors do to help?

Upper cervical chiropractors will take a three-dimensional x-ray to find your problem. They then begin to resolve the issue. No popping, twisting, or cracking is involved, as is associated with general chiropractic manipulation. Rather they use gentle, effective techniques to bring your spine back into proper alignment. This leads many individuals to feel almost instant relief. It may take a bit longer for others. The more that the spine is in alignment with the rest of the body the more the body responds and begins to heal.

Dr. Leach is more than happy to meet with you and give you an assessment of your shoulder pain. Then he can begin to develop a treatment plan designed just for your particular problem. Why not contact him today to begin feeling better as soon as possible.


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Dr. Jeff Leach of Living Well Chiropractic, in Plymouth, Minnesota is a Plymouth Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Wayzata, and St. Louis Park. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, sciatica, neck and back pain, and torticollis. More information can be found on our website at