How Chiropractic Care Releives Shoulder Pain

How does shoulder pain happen?

If you experience pain when moving your shoulder, whether a tingling sensation or a dull ache, you should address the issue before it turns into a bigger problem.

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in your body. It is surrounded by tendons and nerves that, due to numerous factors, can get inflamed and cause pain. Although shoulder pain affects millions of people worldwide, that doesn’t mean you have to live with it.

Undergoing chiropractic care for shoulder conditions is one of the best things you can do to relieve your symptoms and restore your mobility. At Rushmore Family Chiropractic, we have years of experience treating shoulder dysfuction, impingement, and rotator cuff issues. Our chiropractors keep up with the latest methods and techniques to offer the best care for every patient.

What Causes Shoulder Pain? 

The shoulder consists of three bones – the scapula or shoulder blade, the humerus in the upper arm, and the clavicle or collarbone. Because the shoulder joint is so active, it is susceptible to deterioration, inflammation, and injuries. Some common activities that can lead to shoulder pain include:

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Weightlifting
  • Gardening
  • Hanging lights or curtains
  • Factory work

Any repetitive or overhead movement can irritate the soft tissue around the shoulder and cause pain. Besides excessive movements, here are other common conditions that may cause shoulder distress:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone fracture
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Tendonitis

When to Consider Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Conditions 

Neglecting your shoulder condition can pose serious damage to the tendons and joints. The sooner you see a chiropractor, the sooner you’ll find relief and get back to your everyday activities and hobbies. If you notice any of the following symptoms. In that case, we suggest you consider chiropractic care to reduce inflammation and treat pain in your shoulders:  

  • Arm weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Tingling and sensations of pins and needles

Shoulder Conditions We Treat

At Rushmore Family Chiropractic, we treat a variety of common shoulder conditions.

Rotator Cuff

The muscles around the rotator cuff can tear, become inflaimed or have altered patterns which can cause pain when you move your arm. The rotator cuff consists of muscles and tendons that support the shoulder and hold the bones together. Neglecting a rotator cuff injury can cause loss of mobility.

Neck Pain

Pain in the neck is related to shoulder pain. If you notice a limited range of motion when moving your head up and down or side to side, you should talk with our chiropractors to find a suitable treatment.

What Can Our Chiropractors Do for Your Shoulder Ache?

During your first visit to our clinic, we will conduct a thorough exam of your shoulder. We will discuss your symptoms and medical history to understand your condition, and then we will suggest an appropriate treatment.


Working with the rotator cuff muscles and the multiple joints involved in shoulder movement can be very beneficial.  Adjusting the upper back or neck can also help with shoulder pain and reduce muscle spasms and inflammation.


With massage, we can soothe and loosen the muscles surrounding the shoulder and ease the tension. After the massage, stiffness and tightness will fade away, and you will find your range of motion restored. If necessary, we will repeat the massage treatment to enhance results.

Posture Correction

If you work at a desk all day, you may develop poor posture that adds pressure on the muscles and joints. Poor posture is another common cause of shoulder pain. We can discuss treatments for correcting your posture and keeping your shoulders from moving forward and causing stiffness.

Call (605) 716-0646 to book an appointment at Rushmore Family Chiropractic and discuss chiropractic care for shoulder conditions.

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