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Struggling with Shoulder Pain?

get shoulder pain relief at a jonesboro chiropractic office

We don't think much about our shoulders until they start to give us pain. Most people immediately start looking for the best chiropractic care in Jonesboro because they are always using their shoulders to lift and extend their arms, to carry, wave and perform numerous other motions and tasks. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result it is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions.

Shoulder problems that go unchecked can lead to lifelong, debilitating issues. In order to properly treat the shoulder joint and achieve long term relief it is important to identify the cause of shoulder pain. This article explains some of the common causes of shoulder pain and how chiropractic care can return the shoulder to functional health.


Shoulder Pain in Jonesboro

The causes of shoulder pain are seemingly endless, but let's go over some of the more common causes for pain in the shoulder. Shoulder pain may be the result of conditions, such as:

  • Neck and upper back tightness
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Abnormal patterns of movement
  • Athletic injuries and automobile accidents

While a few of the items on this list may indicate localized swelling in the shoulder joint, more of them point to the spine as the probable source of pain. The nerves that control the shoulder originate in the spine. If the vertebrae around the neck and upper back are compressed or injured the nerves that go to the shoulder will be irritated and cause pain. Even a minor spinal misalignment can interrupt communication between the nerves and the shoulder and a cascade of problems can begin. So, what appears as shoulder pain may actually be referred pain from the spinal column.


Symptoms of Shoulder Injury

Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain and abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Symptoms of a shoulder injury are occasionally very subtle but even these can develop into major issues. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully and treated promptly to avoid progression of the problem. Symptoms indicating the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex include:

  • Shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week,
  • Shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently,
  • Difficulty raising your arm above your head,
  • Trouble or pain when carrying objects,
  • Pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening,
  • Any visual signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling,
  • Unusual snapping or clicking sensations in the joint during movement.

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care is a gentle and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgeries that provides fast and effective results. Jonesboro Chiropractors are trained to deal with issues in the spine and the shoulder complex that result in shoulder pain. In order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, a chiropractic treatment begins with a thorough evaluation process, using information provided from your medical history, and advanced imaging techniques. Once a correct diagnosis is achieved it will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help ensure a fast recovery.

Call our team at Betts Chiropractic today for help.

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Chiropractor Jonesboro AR

Betts Chiropractic
2100 East Matthews Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-3722

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“Before I came to Betts Chiropractic I had to sit in a chair to cook and I could not climb a flight of stairs. Since I became a patient I can now cook standing and climb stairs without any pain whatsoever.”

- Kathy Bowling

“I came to Betts Chiropractic with bulging disks and extreme pain! After getting treatment I have been able to go back to the gym and exercise and have even lost weight! This was so much better than having to go through surgery!”

- Pat Whitney

“I have suffered with back pain for as long as I can remember, and Dr. Sauser has completely taken the pain away from my upper back and has been able to keep my lower back pain at bay as well. The whole staff is super friendly and helpful. They helped when no one else could.”

- Michelle Lucas

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2100 East Matthews Avenue

Jonesboro, AR 72401