Shoulder Pain: Shoulder pain is often caused by irritation to the nerves that supply the shoulder where they exit the spine. Medically, this is pain is referred to as brachial neuritis. Most people include the trapezius muscles as part of the shoulder when they complain of shoulder pain. Often the area they complain the most about is from the base of the neck to the top of the arm.
There are many causes of shoulder pain that include trauma and non-traumatic injuries. Shoulder pain that is caused by non-trauma incidents are due to repetitive usage. Repetitive activities that cause shoulder problems include using a computer mouse all day, holding the phone to your ear with your shoulder, playing video games or hand held games frequently, ect. Repetitive use causes muscle fatigue and inflammation to the ligaments and tendons leading to the breakdown of the joints. Inflammation to the soft tissue of the neck create a choking pressure on the nerves where the exit the spine. Chiropractic treatments help to restore proper alignment and function to the spine reducing inflammation, restoring proper function and mobility to the joints. If you are suffering with shoulder pain that is not getting better, call my office today 401-433-3600.