Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain Relief


Chiropractors identify and treat the actual cause of shoulder pain. Chiropractic care works with the musculoskeletal systemThis means that joints, bones, cartilage, ligaments, connective tissues, and tendons of the body get direct care. This is what you want for an efficient, effective, and lasting healing process!

Care is centered around directing the body to work together as a unit, shoulders and all. Specific treatment plans are generated based on the source of discomfort. The shoulder is an integral joint and must be able to function in cooperation with the spine, neck, and the rest of the body.

A client’s shoulder joint alignment will be reviewed in relation to their pain. Alignment may seem like an obvious consideration if an injury has occurred. In reality, joints may often be slightly askew for a number of reasons not directly related to an injury. Acute and chronic shoulder pain considerations will be considered during chiropractic care.

When you think about your local chiropractor, what comes to mind? Back pain? Neck pain? Maybe sciatica or joint pain. Most people never seem to link chiropractic care with shoulder pain and yet, it remains one of the most effective ways to treat painful shoulders and arms.

Find The Root Cause

Our initial approach to dealing with shoulder pain will be to identify the root cause of your pain and work to correct the underlying cause.


Gentle and effective spinal adjustments to align your spine, which relieves the pressure from the nerves, allowing the nervous system to function.


Treatment may include different stretching, rehabilitation exercises, rest, and ice or heat therapy depending on your treatment plan.

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Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain in Overland Park

Shoulder pain is often due to an irritation of the tendons, muscles, ligaments or nerves in the area. Other times, it’s due to an inflamed bursa capsule, called bursitis. Sprained or strained triceps muscles (which is in the upper arm) or the subscapularis muscle (underneath the shoulder blade itself) is sometimes to blame.

Your chiropractor will do a thorough exam and discover the root cause of your shoulder or arm pain, then create a treatment plan to address the underlying issue.

Common Causes for Shoulder Pain

There are a lot of reasons you might experience shoulder pain. Some of the common reasons we see shoulder pain issues include:

Frozen shoulder is a very painful problem that is absolutely debilitating! It makes everyday tasks, such as brushing your hair or putting on a shirt, impossible! Frozen shoulder will ruin a good night’s sleep with the pain and, if left untreated, sometimes leads to the inability to use the affected shoulder/arm for years!

Bursitis is a painful inflammation of the bursa sac that can take months to heal and even then, scar tissue can make this condition chronic and continue to be painful for years afterward if not treated promptly.

Rotator Cuff Syndrome is an inflammation of the muscles that support the shoulder. Inflammation causes pain, stiffness, and even weakness that can spread to the neck area. If you are unable to raise your arm(s) over your head or scratching your back, or if sleeping on that side is painful, you might have a rotator cuff injury.

Frozen shoulder happens when the connective tissue in the shoulder joint becomes very thick and tight, forming tough bands of tissue called adhesions. The reason why the body does this is unknown.  Most doctors will suggest surgery to remove the adhesions, but chiropractic care has been proven to be extremely effective in healing this painful problem.

Tendonitis happens when the tissues which connect the muscle to the bone become inflamed. Inflammation causes rather intense pain. In some cases, tendonitis becomes so extreme that the shoulder is virtually immobile since trying to move it causes debilitating pain.

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Barnabei Chiropractic in Overland Park Kansas


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