Shoulder pain is uncomfortable and affects the patient’s quality of life. Patients at Casab Sports & Wellness Chiropractic in San Jose, California have access to treatment options that can alleviate shoulder pain.

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

In many cases, shoulder pain develops because of an injury to the shoulder itself, such as a tear in the cartilage, dislocation of the joint, or a sprain. Shoulder pain can also occur because of adjacent injuries, such as a broken arm or collarbone. In other cases, the patient experiences shoulder pain because of a chronic condition like arthritis. Finally, in rare cases, shoulder pain can occur because of a condition that seems unrelated, such as gallbladder disease or heart disease.

When Is Chiropractic Care Appropriate for Shoulder Pain?

Chiropractic care is appropriate for many cases of shoulder pain, including those related to injuries and chronic conditions. However, chiropractic care may not be the best option when shoulder pain is related to a condition like heart disease. If the cause of shoulder pain isn’t easily identified, patients should see a doctor to rule out these serious conditions.

How Can Chiropractic Care Relieve Shoulder Pain?

When shoulder pain is related to an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, chiropractic care can relieve pain and improve the stability of the joint. For example, therapeutic techniques like massage, trigger point therapy, and manual manipulation of the shoulder can relieve stress in the muscles and bring down inflammation. Chiropractic care can also help the patient to improve his or her strength so that future shoulder injuries are less likely to occur.

How Does Dr. Casab Treat Shoulder Pain?

When a patient complains of a new shoulder pain, Dr. Casab’s first goal will be to diagnose the cause of the pain so that she can develop an appropriate treatment plan. Once she knows what is causing the patient’s pain, she will create a treatment plan designed to relieve pain and improve the stability of the shoulder. In some cases, this plan will begin with therapies designed to bring down inflammation and allow the injury to heal. Eventually, the patient will undergo more intensive therapies to improve mobility and build strength.

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