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Shoulder Pain

If you're experiencing shoulder pain, you're not alone. Shoulder pain is one of the most common types of pain, and various factors can cause it. Fortunately, at Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, NC, we offer many treatment options for shoulder pain. Here's what you need to know about shoulder pain and how our chiropractic care can help.


Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by various factors, such as injury, overuse, and an underlying medical condition. Some common causes of shoulder pain include:

Rotator Cuff Injury or Tendinitis

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder responsible for moving the shoulder. The rotator cuff can become injured through overuse, sudden trauma, or the natural process of aging. Overusing your shoulder, such as strenuous overhead activity, can cause tendinitis.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition where the connective tissue around the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiff, causing a loss of movement.

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the socket in the shoulder joint. This is usually caused by a sudden impact or fall.


There are many types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is the most common type, and it often affects the shoulder. This type of arthritis may occur due to aging or can be caused by an injury to the shoulder.

When to See a Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain

The good news is that a chiropractor can successfully treat many types of shoulder pain with a combination of at-home care and chiropractic treatment. Our chiropractor can help determine the root cause of your shoulder pain and create a personalized treatment plan for a fast and effective recovery.

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain Treatment

Although various factors may cause shoulder pain, chiropractic care can help ease your symptoms and restore function. Chiropractic care uses gentle, hands-on manipulation to reduce pressure on the nerves and restore normal movement of the joints. These adjustments can help keep the shoulder flexible and mobile, which is vital for long-term pain relief. This type of treatment can also help improve blood flow to the affected area, which can be helpful for quick healing. We may also use laser therapy to break up scar tissue and promote a faster healing process.

Visit Us for Shoulder Pain Treatment from Our Durham Chiropractor

If you're experiencing shoulder pain, our professional staff at Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, NC, is ready to help. Call us at (919) 286-7202 today to schedule your first appointment or to learn more about how our chiropractic care can benefit you.

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  • "I was diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon with a buldging disc. I was in constant pain. There were times it was painful to turn over in bed. I could not bend to tie my shoes. The most painful thing was that my active lifestyle was completely changing. I could not play golf or exercise without pain. I was treated by a physical therapist, and then a chiropractor for about nine months. This treatment temporarily relieved a lot of my pain. Dr. Peterson told me the DRX-9000 had helped others with my condition. After the first two weeks of painless treatment I could tell a difference. I now play golf without pain. I just played in a three day tournament. I can even tie my own shoes. I do recommend this treatment."
    R. S.

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