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At Summer Medical Care Center, we're proud to be the Broomfield area's trusted chiropractor. Our team provides a wide range of chiropractic treatments to help you lead a healthier life, including advanced therapies for chronic pain. One of the more common reasons patients come into our office for treatment is that of shoulder pain, which can become major hindrance on your life if left untreated.
There are countess potential causes of shoulder pain, so narrowing down the specific cause of yours (and determining the proper course for treatment) is best left to a professional. However, one possible cause of shoulder pain that we tend to see in our office is that of carrying heavy objects or lugging around heavy bags/backpacks. This is especially common in children and teens, whose bodies and bones are still developing. Carrying backpacks loaded down with heavy books and other supplies from school can cause shoulder problems.
Sports injuries are another typical cause of shoulder pain; over-extending your shoulder or even physical trauma from a fall or hit (especially in contact sports) can result in shoulder injuries and subsequent pain. And of course, medical conditions such as arthritis can affect the shoulder joint and result in pain as well.
In the case of medical conditions such as arthritis, there may be no way to prevent shoulder pain in the first place, but there is always treatment available. For other common causes of shoulder pain, however, there are precautions you can take to protect yourself from injury in the first place.
For instance, if you do a lot of heavy lifting or if you're a student, make sure you're distributing the weight of what you're carrying evenly. Keep backpacks and other bags as light as possible, or consider a backpack that you can carry around on wheels instead of placing the bulk of the weight on your back and shoulders.
If you're suffering from shoulder pain, Summit Medical Care Center may be able to help with Broomfield shoulder pain treatment. One of the most common treatments we will recommend when it comes to shoulder pain is that of spinal adjustments, which can perform right here in our office. A spinal adjustment involves gently and skillfully manipulating the spine so as to improve its alignment, especially in the upper cervical spine. As a result, any mis-alignment that may have been causing you shoulder or upper neck pain in the first place can be relieved.
Depending on the severity of your pain, we may recommend a series of alignment appointments to provide you with the best possible relief.
Ready to find relief from your shoulder pain? If so, then contact Summit Medical Care Center at 303-466-3232 to request an appointment with our Broomfield chiropractor for shoulder pain relief. We do our best to hold convenient hours throughout the week so we can work with your busy schedule.