Shoulder pain is a common condition that has many different causes. The shoulder pain may have occurred quickly following an injury (like a sports or work related injury) or may be more chronic that appeared over a long period of time.

The shoulder joint is where the humerus (the bone in the upper arm) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade) and is surrounded by muscles and tissues. Problems can occur from many sources like muscles and tendons (the rotator cuff) and other tissues around the joint, or from the cartilage and tissues inside the joint. Occasionally, pain in the shoulder is actually referred from issues in the neck or upper back region.

The Doctors of Chiropractic at Scott Family Health in Loveland & Fort Collins can help you determine what is causing your pain, and the best steps to provide shoulder pain relief.

Shoulder pain treatment may vary depending on diagnosis. Treatment may include a chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture or massage therapy, and possibly physical therapy. X-rays or other diagnostic tests may be necessary to determine the best care for your condition.

Possible diagnoses, and conditions treated at Scott Family Health: