Emerald Coast Chiropractic

Shoulder Pain

shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can affect your quality of life and make movement difficult.

The shoulder has a wide and multiplanar range of motion. When something goes wrong with your shoulder, it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort.

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the human body. A group of 4 muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff, give the shoulder its wide range of motion.  Swelling, damage, or bone changes around the rotator cuff can cause shoulder pain. You may have pain when lifting the arm above your head or moving it forward or behind your back.

Shoulder pain may arise from the shoulder joint itself or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain that comes from the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of your arm or shoulder.

Athletes whose sports involve overhead activities, or high-impact contact sports, are prone to shoulder pain.

Occupations particularly prone to shoulder pain syndromes include: cashiers, garment makers, bricklayers/construction workers, pneumatic tool operators, welders, meat/food-processing workers, hairdressers, plasterers, painters and decorators, assembly/production line workers, and workers using keyboards for long periods – eg, IT, secretarial.

The nerves in the lower neck area travel to the shoulder area. Interference to these nerves can cause muscle spasms, pain, and altered communication leaving a person prone to injury. Chiropractic adjustments in the lower neck area help ensure proper function throughout the body and into the shoulder and arm.

There are several Destin chiropractors to choose from, how do you know which one to choose?  Please contact our chiropractic clinic in Destin, Florida or our office in the Grand Boulevard shopping center in Miramar Beach, Florida at 850-654-1850 to schedule chiropractic care, massage therapy, deep tissue laser therapy, nutritional counseling, rehabilitation services, or if you have questions about any of our services or our ability to provide you with help.

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