Research shows that millions of people experience shoulder injuries every year, with the most common causes being from sprains, strains, and rotator cuff issues. To understand the cause of your shoulder pain and get effective treatment, see Steve Cook, DC, at Brave Roots Chiropractic. Since 2010, Dr. Cook has served the Fort Collins, Colorado, area with compassion and dedication, providing reliable, natural solutions to shoulder pain. To schedule a visit, call or book online.
Because the shoulder is a complex joint — and the most mobile joint in the entire body — it’s often prone to injury. Common movements and activities that can hurt the shoulder include:
Shoulder pain can range from mild discomfort to severe pain and disability, potentially preventing you from moving or raising your arm at all. If you experience shoulder pain, see Dr. Cook for an exam.
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with many ligaments, muscles, and tendons responsible for holding it in place and allowing full range of motion. Problems that can affect the shoulder joint and its surrounding soft tissues include:
In many cases of shoulder pain, conservative chiropractic care can help resolve your pain and improve the mobility of your shoulder without the need for drugs or surgery.
At your first visit, Dr. Cook completes a thorough consultation and exam to identify the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. He asks a series of questions about your pain to understand the location and severity of your discomfort, along with movements that make your pain better or worse.
During your exam, Dr. Cook moves your shoulder through a series of orthopedic assessments to measure your range of motion, muscle strength, nerve function, and joint stability. Some tests may provide relief while others may increase your discomfort.
If necessary, Dr. Cook takes X-rays in the office or refers you for an MRI. Based on his findings during your visit, he determines your diagnosis and explains a strategy to relieve your pain and get your shoulder back to normal.
At Brave Roots Chiropractic, Dr. Cook provides a range of conservative and noninvasive treatments to relieve shoulder pain and dysfunction. Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Cook may recommend:
For severe cases or those that don’t resolve after a trial of conservative care, Dr. Cook provides referrals to orthopedists in the area.
Find relief from your shoulder pain by scheduling a visit online at Brave Roots Chiropractic or call the office now.