Shoulder Pain—Looking for the Underlying Causes

Shoulder Pain—Looking for the Underlying Causes

Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Relief, Sports Injury, Car Accident

Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Relief, Sports Injury, Car AccidentSometimes shoulder pain may lie in wait for quite some time. A person may be completely unaware that an injury has occurred. Then pain suddenly springs up out of the blue. Many just decide shoulder pain is a part of aging and ignore the problem, at least until it becomes too painful to ignore. But recognizing there are underlying factors in shoulder pain can be important. Otherwise, someone may end up making the problem worse by not seeking the needed care.

Common Shoulder Pain Causes

Muscle Strain – From lifting something wrong at work to playing sports, there are a lot of different ways to strain a muscle. If the pull is very minor, it will likely heal on its own with time and proper rest. However, some muscles strains are more serious. If a bulge exists at the point of muscle damage, it could indicate a muscle tear.

Tendonitis – Tendons connect muscles and bones in order to assist in movement. If a tendon gets overextended, inflammation and pain will occur. This is referred to as tendonitis. It is a common shoulder injury and is usually the result of overuse rather than being an acute, one-time injury.

Bursitis – Bursitis relates to inflammation of the Bursa sac. Arthritis, injuries, and infections can all be causes of this painful inflammation.

Shoulder Pain Relief in Anchorage, AK

If you are experiencing should pain, don’t just write off as old age or something that will get better on its own. There may be underlying factors involved that need to be addressed in order to resolve pain or keep it from getting worse. Interestingly, one underlying problem may be a misalignment of the upper spine.

The C1 and C2 are located at the base of the skull. As a result, a misalignment can affect nerve function, blood flow, and even the brainstem. Correcting the misalignment can allow the body the opportunity to heal. When shoulder pain is related to such a misalignment, the pain should lessen and resolve over time as the correction holds.
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Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are 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, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about our team at