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Shoulder Pain Care in Cobourg

radiating shoulder painAs your partner in natural health, we understand that shoulder pain can be a very uncomfortable and debilitating condition.

It can interfere with your ability to perform daily activities and can cause significant pain and discomfort. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with it-and we can help you heal naturally!

What is Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is any pain in the shoulder joint or around it, which may originate from a nearby source like the neck or upper back. There are four muscle tendons that connect to the shoulder and make up the rotator cuff. These muscles stabilize the upper arm in the shoulder socket. The symptoms can range from dull, achy pain to sharp or severe pain. It can start suddenly or be gradual, and it can be accompanied by inability to move the area, numbness or tingling, muscle spasms, weakness, stiffness, or swelling.

There are many causes. Often, neck pain is a significant cause, as many muscles that go to the shoulder come from the neck. Poor posture is also a major culprit as the neck moves forward, jutting the chin out, and the shoulders round more than they should. People often have one shoulder sit higher than the other because of carrying a heavy bag/purse, working at a computer all day, or having a job that demands the use of one arm more than the other. Sleeping on your side can also be a significant cause of shoulder pain since we sleep for hours at a time, and that’s a lot of pressure for the shoulder joint to experience.

What Does it Feel Like?

Pain in the area may feel sharp, achy, dull, or radiating. You could also feel numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in the shoulder itself or down the arm or up into the neck. It can result in weakness of the arm or loss of grip strength in the hand.

How We Can Help

At our practice, we’re proud to offer several treatments for shoulder pain, including adjustments, exercises, stretches, and soft tissue work. During care, we’ll work on posture to ensure proper body mechanics allow injuries to heal. Finally, we look at ergonomics in a patient’s life, such as how they sleep, work set-up, driving positions, and different things in their life that can be impacting their health.

When we begin care, we’ll start with a thorough health history and get a comprehensive understanding of the problem. We may perform a physical examination to pinpoint the issue which could entail some movement of the shoulder area. Then, we’ll develop a course of action and share our recommendations with you.

As a member of our practice, you’ll always be in full control of your health, and we’ll never force care on you. If you’d like to begin with the care plan we’ve laid out for you, we can do so at this time.

Learn More Today

If you’re dealing with pain, we’d love to help. Contact our team today to get started and find out exactly how gentle, natural chiropractic care could be right for you. We look forward to helping you heal.


Shoulder Pain Care Cobourg, Port Hope ON | (905) 377-0555