Underlying Reasons for Shoulder Pain

Underlying Reasons for Shoulder Pain

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

Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Relief, Sports Injury, Car AccidentWho wouldn’t love to wake up a be free from pain? For many, this is mere fantasy. For those with shoulder pain, a rough night can lead to a ruined day. What are some common causes of shoulder pain? What can be done to find relief?

Some of the more common causes of pain in the shoulders are listed below.

  • Osteoarthritis – The bones are capped with a layer of cartilage for protection. This all too common form of arthritis slowly erodes this protective layer.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – Often painful, this condition eats away the linings of the joints and eventually progresses to the bone itself.
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica – This condition involves inflammation, particularly of the blood vessels. As time passes, muscle stiffness and pain develop.
  • Rotary Cuff Injury – Repetitive motion can cause injury and lead to damage. Tendons and muscles in the area can be affected as well and contribute to pain.

Finding Relief from Shoulder Pain by Addressing an Underlying Issue

The uppermost vertebrae in the neck, just at the base of the skull, can easily become misaligned. Over time chronic conditions can develop as the misalignment can put pressure on structures such as nerves, the brainstem, and blood vessels. This shifting of the vertebrae also contributes to poor posture applying greater pressure to the neck and shoulders.

An upper cervical chiropractor can determine if there is a misalignment and need for readjustment. Once the vertebrae are coaxed gently back into their proper positions, pressure is taken off of the affected structures. The body can then gradually heal itself and resume normal function.

For those with shoulder pain, all of this can mean less pain and sometimes even promote long-term healing. If you are struggling to manage your shoulder pain, contact us for a consultation. This natural and gentle approach could be the missing piece to helping you feel better.
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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 http://www.907chiro.com/our-team