Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

There are a lot of people who just live with pain.  Often, they wouldn’t have to live with it if they knew they could get adjusted by a chiropractor and have everything set into place.  Shoulder pain is a common malady in the US today, and we want you to know that it’s often something that can be fixed with regular adjustments.

While there can be a lot of different causes of shoulder pain, we’ve rounded up the most common for you.

Spine or Neck Misalignment

When you have pain in one part of your body, it’s very likely that it’s caused by a misaligned joint somewhere else.  Too often we see people suffering from back pain, because their knees or hips aren’t lined up just right.

Shoulder pain can stem from the spinal column being all out of whack.  When the spine is back in place, the rest of the body can move naturally and freely.

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries run the gamut of minor to major.  The most severe requiring surgery to repair torn muscles or tendons.  These injuries, which affect the muscles that help to move and rotate the shoulder, are far more common than people realize, and their complications compound with age.

A chiropractor can help align the joints so that healing from a rotator cuff injury is easier and faster.


Arthritis is generally considered a sign of getting older; our joints wear down and become inflamed and painful to use.  In the advanced stages, they may not even be functional anymore.

While there is no cure for arthritis, a chiropractor can help to reduce the pain experienced, and slow the progression of the disorder by ensuring the joints are aligned, blood flow is optimized, and the nervous system has free access to travel through the body.

Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder can cause immense pain for someone who suffers.  Normally experienced after shoulder surgery, or caused by another ailment, the shoulder capsule (basically a fluid filled sac that holds all the shoulder “stuff” in place) becomes inflamed and tightened.

While frozen shoulder should go away on its own, it can take years to do so.  A chiropractor can alleviate some of that shoulder pain, and hasten the healing process.

Come See your Billings Chiropractor if you Suffer from Shoulder Pain

Whether you know what is causing your shoulder pain, or you’re just suffering from something that doesn’t feel quite right, your Billings chiropractor can help identify what’s going on, and get you on the road to recovery.

Simply fill out the appointment scheduler to request a time, or give us a call at 406-545-2128, and we’ll get you in to see Dr. Durbin.

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