Shoulder pain is one of the most common conditions patient’s present with at the clinic.

Restricted movement, aching in the front of the shoulder, arm movement that catches, clicking shoulders, are all symptoms of shoulder dysfunction.

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body.  With this increase in mobility comes an increase in vulnerability.  It is less stable and easier to injure.  The nerves that supply the shoulder joint and its surrounding musculature originate from the cervical and upper thoracic regions of the spine.

If you are suffering from shoulder pain, we can help.

What can cause shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain

There are a multitude of causes for shoulder pain.  With the help of certain diagnostic testing procedures such as X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI we can efficiently get to the cause of the problem.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Frozen shoulder / Adhesive capsulitis
  • Dull aching shoulder
  • Decreased shoulder movement
  • Clicking shoulder
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder weakness

How we can help you!

Shoulder Pain

At Somerville Chiropractic, all of our practitioners work collaboratively to ensure our patients achieve the best outcomes.  Different practitioners may be utilized in different phases of the rehabilitation to achieve the best results.

Treatment would be initially aimed at reducing pain and increasing function.  Chiropractic care to the neck and upper thoracic areas ensuring all vertebrae are moving normally would be the first initiative.  As the shoulder begins to improve we would aim to increase muscle strength to help in shoulder stabilization.  Home exercises are imperative to assist in your recovery.


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