Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Are you Experiencing Shoulder Pain?

At Chelsea Chiropractic & Wellness, we understand how shoulder pain can significantly impact your daily life. That’s why we are here to create a tailored treatment plan to help you address and alleviate your shoulder pain and regain comfort and mobility.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can arise from various factors, ranging from minor injuries and overuse to more serious underlying medical conditions. Here are some common causes of shoulder pain:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries: The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles stabilising the shoulder joint. Tears, strains, or inflammation in these structures can lead to pain, weakness, and limited range of motion.
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): This condition involves the gradual tightening and stiffening of the shoulder joint’s capsule, resulting in pain and restricted movement.
  • Shoulder Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa sac, which cushions the shoulder joint, can cause pain and swelling.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of tendons in the shoulder, such as the biceps tendon or supraspinatus tendon, can result in pain and discomfort.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can affect the shoulder joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
  • Dislocated Shoulder: When the upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket, it can cause severe pain and require prompt medical attention.
  • Nerve Compression: Nerves that run through the shoulder area can become compressed or pinched, leading to pain that may radiate down the arm.
  • Referred Pain: Pain from other areas, such as the neck or upper back, can be felt in the shoulder, leading to confusion about the source of the pain.
  • Overuse or Strain: Repetitive movements or activities that strain the shoulder muscles can result in pain and discomfort.
  • Posture Problems: Poor posture can contribute to muscular imbalances and pain in the shoulder area.

The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractic care is a holistic and non-invasive approach to addressing shoulder pain and its underlying causes. Our team of chiropractors are experienced in treating shoulder pain and shoulder-related injuries by performing chiropractic adjustments to ensure that your symptoms and conditions are managed effectively. 

Personalised Assessment and Treatment

We understand that each individual’s experience with shoulder pain is unique. Our highly trained chiropractors begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment to understand the root cause of your discomfort. This may involve discussing your medical history and lifestyle and conducting physical examinations or diagnostic tests if necessary.

Following the assessment, our chiropractors develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan may include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercises, and ergonomic recommendations. These treatments work together to alleviate pain, restore proper shoulder alignment and function, and enhance your body’s natural healing processes. Prescription of natural antiinflammatory products may also help reduce shoulder inflammation.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care can offer several potential benefits for individuals experiencing shoulder pain. While results can vary from person to person, many people find relief and improved functionality through chiropractic treatment. Here are some potential benefits of chiropractic care for shoulder pain:

  • Non-Invasive Approach: Chiropractic care emphasises non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical methods to alleviate shoulder pain. This can be particularly appealing for individuals seeking natural pain relief options.
  • Pain Management: Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce shoulder pain by addressing misalignment, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction that may contribute to discomfort.
  • Improved Range of Motion: Chiropractors work to restore proper alignment and movement in the shoulder joint, leading to improved range of motion and flexibility.
  • Muscle Balance and Strength: Chiropractors often focus on correcting muscle imbalances contributing to shoulder pain. Strengthening and balancing the muscles around the shoulder joint can provide better support and stability.
  • Prevention of Recurrence: Chiropractic care aims to identify and address the underlying causes of shoulder pain, helping to prevent future episodes of discomfort.
  • Education and Lifestyle Guidance: Chiropractors often guide exercises, stretches, and ergonomic modifications to support long-term shoulder health and reduce the risk of future pain.
  • Postural Correction: Chiropractors may address posture and alignment issues that may contribute to shoulder pain. Correcting posture can help alleviate strain on the shoulder joint.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Chiropractors communicate openly with patients, ensuring their concerns and preferences are considered when designing a treatment plan.
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Relief: While some individuals experience immediate relief after a chiropractic session, ongoing care can lead to longer-lasting benefits as the body responds and adjusts.
  • Functional Rehabilitation: Some chiropractors incorporate functional rehabilitation exercises into their treatment plans to improve shoulder stability, mobility, and strength.


Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re ready to take the next step toward a pain-free life, book an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors today. We’ll create a tailored plan to address your concerns, restore your well-being, and help you lead a more active, comfortable life.

Don’t let shoulder pain hold you back any longer. Embark on your journey toward optimal health and vitality with Chelsea Chiropractic & Wellness.


At Chelsea Chiropractic & Wellness, we understand that you may have questions and concerns about shoulder adjustment, a technique commonly used in chiropractic care. We’re committed to providing accurate information and addressing any doubts you may have. 

Here are some frequently asked questions about shoulder adjustment:

What is a shoulder adjustment?

Shoulder adjustment is a chiropractic technique that involves applying controlled force to the shoulder joint to restore proper alignment, mobility, and function.

Why is a shoulder adjustment performed?

Chiropractors use shoulder adjustments to address pain, stiffness, reduced range of motion, and discomfort in the shoulder joint. The goal is to realign the joint and improve its overall function.

How is a shoulder adjustment performed?

A chiropractor applies controlled, quick movements to the shoulder joint during shoulder adjustments. The goal is to restore proper alignment and improve joint mobility.

Do shoulder adjustments hurt?

Some people may experience mild discomfort during or after adjustments, but they are typically not significantly painful. The chiropractor will work to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

At Chelsea Chiropractic & Wellness, your well-being is our top priority. If you have further questions about shoulder adjustments or any other aspect of chiropractic care, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your health.

The chiropractors at Chelsea Chiropractic & Wellness have over 65 years experience of private practice in the Nedlands, Claremont, Cottesloe and surrounding areas. Our team is passionate about caring and looking after the wellbeing of the whole family. We provide chiropractic care for sports injury, rehabilitation and care for all ages.



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