Dealing with Chronic Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Ache, Sore Shoulder, Shoulder InjuryUnfortunately, most chronic shoulder pain occurs when someone has been injured and does not know it. The pain doesn’t start until the condition has progressed, perhaps even years after the initial injury. At other times, this situation occurs because of a repetitive motion or general overuse. Why may your shoulder be in pain? Here are a few things that cause shoulder pain.

  • Bursitis – This is a particular type of inflammation that affects the Bursa sac, a fluid-containing sac that lubricates the various parts of the shoulder. When the should is repeatedly twisted, moved rapidly, damaged by injury, are affected by infection or arthritis, this condition can occur.  
  • Tendinitis – This is another inflammation disorder, this time involving the tissue tendons that connect the shoulder bones to the surrounding muscles. It is a common condition in large joints like the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Related conditions include tendinosis (when a tiny tear occurs) and tendinopathy (a combination of inflammation and a tear).
  • Muscle Strain – When you pull a shoulder muscle, the cause is usually overuse. Severity will vary depending on how overstretched the tissue became. The result is tenderness and pain around the shoulder that gets worse when you move. Bruising or swelling may also occur. Severe tears can cause a deformity or bulge at the location of the injury.

Get Relief from the Pain in Your Shoulder

Your shoulder injury may be related to a misalignment in the neck. Such a misalignment can affect the way the brain communicates with the body. As a result, various injuries may occur and be slow to heal.

At Johnson Spinal Care, we use the NUCCA method to diagnose and treat upper cervical misalignments. This is a gentle and specific method that has been used to successfully treat numerous health conditions. If you have suffered a shoulder injury in a car accident, from a fall, or in a sports collision, it is especially important to make sure your upper cervical neck was not misaligned by the same trauma.

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at

2017-09-19T00:16:22+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Shoulder Pain|Comments Off on Dealing with Chronic Shoulder Pain