How Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic Addresses Shoulder Pain 

 May 21, 2017

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

Shoulder Injury, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain Relief, Sports Injury, Car AccidentShoulder pain can refer to any pain, numbness, tingling in or around the shoulder area. The pain may be coming from muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments and frequently become worse with movement. The shoulder is so vulnerable to injury because it is a ball and socket joint, which increases mobility. Why does shoulder pain occur?

There are a number of reasons for shoulder pain, such as overuse of the muscles or sleeping in an awkward position. One may wonder when it is serious enough to seek the care of a medical doctor? The following are good reasons to make an appointment:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This occurs when the bones start to wear away, and the joints eventually become deformed due to the lining of them being irritated and swollen.
  • Osteoarthritis: This is the wearing away of the protective cartilage on the end of the bones.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatic: The muscles become painful and stiff because of an inflammatory condition of the blood vessels.
  • Rotary cuff injury: This is due to repetitive movement of the arm and is actually an injury to the muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder.

Where to Find Long-Lasting Relief from Shoulder Pain

When shoulder pain occurs, the first step in getting relief is to find out why it is happening. One way to do this is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. Here at our Chattanooga, Tennessee practice, we look at the health of the neck and how it relates in proximity to the shoulders. The head can weigh up to 14 pounds, and if a misalignment is present in the upper neck, the head can be thrown off balance. A misalignment in the neck may cause the body to shift to compensate, and this often leads to shoulder pain.

We use a gentle method to encourage the bones to move back into their original positions. Once this misalignment is corrected, the body can begin to perform at its optimum once again, and shoulder pain may decrease or even go away entirely.


To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to http://www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area CALL 423-402-4602 to schedule a consultation

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Dr. Todd Osborne

Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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