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Shoulder Pain FAQs

Although anyone can get shoulder pain, you’re more prone if you regularly engage in sports or partake in strenuous activities. Fortunately, our Durham NC chiropractor, Dr. Erick Peterson can help treat shoulder pain through chiropractic care. These FAQs from us at Peterson Chiropractic may help provide greater insight into the causes and symptoms of shoulder pain and how chiropractic care can help with shoulder pain treatment.


What Causes Shoulder Pain?

There’s no one cause of shoulder pain as it can be triggered through sports play, heavy lifting, shoulder injuries, joint overuse, etc. If you live an active lifestyle, shoulder pain can cause you to miss out on enjoyable activities.  

What Additional Symptoms Can Shoulder Issues Cause?

Shoulder injuries or conditions can result in loss of flexibility in your neck or shoulders, limited arm mobility, or numbness in your hands or arms. You may have trouble dressing, housecleaning, driving, or performing other daily tasks due to restricted neck movements or mobility in your arms.

What Kind of Shoulder Issues Can Our Chiropractor Treat?

Our Durham, NC, chiropractor can treat such issues as:

  • Shoulder bursae
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint sprains and strains
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocated shoulder

How Does Our Chiropractor Treat Shoulder Pain?

Your shoulder pain treatment might depend on the cause of your pain and the severity of your symptoms. After evaluating your condition, our Durham, NC, chiropractor can help personalize a treatment plan conducive to your healthcare needs. Some treatment options might include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to help relieve pressure and pain and restore shoulder functionality  
  • Laser therapy to help promote healing of damaged tissues
  • Rehab exercises to strengthen shoulder joints for long-term pain relief  

The overall goal of chiropractic shoulder pain treatment is to help ease your pain and promote natural recovery of your injury or condition. Regular chiropractic sessions with Dr. Peterson can help you enjoy long-term pain relief.

How Can I Prevent Shoulder Pain?  

By being careful at work and play and not overdoing it, you can avoid bouts with shoulder pain and shoulder injuries. Use caution when lifting heavy objects and know your limitations when playing sports or partaking in strenuous activities. As you grow older, your muscles degenerate, making them more susceptible to injury and pain. By adjusting your lifestyle, you can help avoid unnecessary injuries that lead to shoulder pain.

See Our Durham, NC, Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain Treatment

The good news is that you might not have to put up with shoulder pain indefinitely. You can schedule chiropractic adjustments or other shoulder pain treatment with our Durham, NC, chiropractor by contacting us for Peterson Chiropractic at (919) 286-7202.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "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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