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Shoulder Pain

shoulder pain chiropractic care augusta

Your shoulder is often overlooked until it becomes a problem due to pain. Many people realize the importance of a healthy shoulder due to its role in everyday activities such as carrying objects, driving, working and so much more. As such, if you are dealing with shoulder pain, it would be wise to have your neck, upper back, and shoulder alignment checked by a doctor of chiropractic. Your most mobile joint is your shoulder and keeping it in working condition is important to your quality of life.  Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body and as a result is subject to a wide range of conditions and injuries.

Ignoring your shoulder issues has the potential to cause long term nagging conditions. Pinpointing the cause behind your shoulder pain is essential in appropriately treating and recovering from your shoulder condition. The goal of this article is to improve your knowledge of the causes of shoulder pain and learn how you may benefit from treatment at Thomson Chiropractic Center.


There are numerous sources of shoulder discomfort, however, frequent causes of shoulder pain are:

  • Tightening in the neck and upper back area

  • Vertebrae misalignment

  • Arthritis

  • Unusual movements

  • Injuries from sports or car accidents

Compression or injury to your upper back and neck vertebrae will cause damage and irritation to the nerves that lead to your shoulder. Numerous problems can arise from nerve disruption, which can be caused by even a minor vertebrae misalignment. Shoulder pain can be the result of a hidden spinal injury, not just an injury to the shoulder joint itself.


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.


As an alternative to prescriptions and surgeries, chiropractic treatment is a careful and non- invasive way to address spinal issues and shoulder pain.  Thomson Chiropractic Center can assess your shoulder region with a comprehensive evaluation and develop a treatment protocol to best help your shoulder recover.

Call our team at Thomson Chiropractic Center today to find shoulder pain relief that lasts.

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