Successfully Coping with Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Relief, Sports Injury, Car AccidentShoulder pain often comes on suddenly and the person suffering may not even realize he damaged his shoulder. Most times, the pain doesn’t show up until the condition has progressed. Sometimes it comes about years after the original injury. It is often due to overuse or repeated movement of the joint. Why does this cause the shoulder to hurt? Here are some reasons:

  • Straining the Muscles: This is due to overuse, and the depth of the problem depends on how much the tissue was stretched beyond its limits. The symptoms are pain, tenderness, bruising and swelling. If a tear has occurred, one may notice a bulge or other deformity near the injury site.
  • Bursitis: An inflammation of the bursa sac – a fluid-filled sac that has the job of lubricating the shoulder – can cause pain of this sort. It is caused by repeated motion, twisting the shoulder, damaged by injury, moving rapidly, arthritis, or infection.
  • Tendonitis: Tendons that connect the shoulder to the surrounding muscles often become inflamed leading to this condition. Other problems that may ensue are tendinopathy (inflammation and a tear) or tendinosis (a small tear).

Natural Relief Through Spinal Alignment in Plymouth, Minnesota

Shoulder pain and injury can often be linked back to a tiny misalignment in the upper vertebrae of the neck. A misalignment here – even if it is only ¼ of a millimeter – can hinder the communication process of the body, causing a number of health problems to occur.

Here at Living Well Chiropractic, we use a gentle method to encourage the bones to move back into their original position. We do not pop or crack the spine but allow the bones to move back into place naturally. Once this is done, communication throughout the body can be restored and damage done to the shoulder area and neck can begin to repair. This is often all that is needed to see an improvement in shoulder pain.
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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