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Chiropractic For Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder Pain Treatment with Chiropractic

We have been providing treatment for shoulder pain in San Francisco since 1992. 

Shoulder pain is fairly common these days, especially with office workers who spend the majority of their day sitting in front of a computer doing repetitive motions with the upper extremities.  often times there is associated neck, arm and hand pain.

There are 3 primary causes of shoulder pain:

1. Acute shoulder pain from trauma or injury such as a sports injury or auto accident.

2. Cumulative Trauma Disorder from doing repetitive shoulder and upper extremity movements over time.

3. Chronic shoulder pain, which is pain that persists for over 3 months. It is usually the result of 1 or 2 above,

Unfortunately, a visit to the chiropractor is not high on the list of someone that is experiencing a bout of shoulder pain. Typically, they do nothing or visit a medical doctor. Some sharp medical doctors will refer out for physical therapy or even chiropractic. Many will still prescribe painkillers and muscle relaxers (bad news). Drugs typically only mask the symptoms and do not address the cause.

Over the past 23 years we have treated thousands of cases of shoulder pain at our chiropractic clinic in San Francisco. The treatment methods (depending on the actual problem) we use are as follows:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, arms and shoulders
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
  • Kinesio Tape
  • Graston
  • Electronic Muscle Stimulation
  • Ice and Heat

Depending on whether the case is acute or chronic or cumulative will dictate the actual treatment plan and duration of care. We will usually be able to make our recommendations on the first or second day.

So, if you live or work in the SF Bay Area and have suffered a shoulder injury, we would like to meet with you. We are conveniently located at the Embarcadero Center One in the Financial District and have validated parking.

To schedule an appointment for shoulder pain treatment in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225 and mention this blog post. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Posture Problems Related To Sitting

We have been providing posture related chiropractic treatment in San Francisco for over 23 years.

The majority of the patients we treat in downtown San Francisco spend most of their day sitting in front of a computer. This is after having already spent most of their lives sitting  at a desk in school. It’s just the way it is.

Now this is all well and good if something is being done to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day. Because we are living organisms, we adapt to our external environment. If the external environment is sitting in front of a computer, than our body’s will adapt to this.

Office workers over time tend to develop a forward head posture (FHP) and a rounded upper back. The shoulders also roll forward.

This is bad news because this posture puts more stress on the bones in the neck and upper back than they were designed to resist. This causes them to degenerate and become unstable. Because of this, the neck and upper back muscles have to work harder which can lead to all sorts of physical problems such as headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder and arm pain, and insomnia.

As time goes on the condition can become worse leading to chronic pain and disability.

In addition, there have been numerous studies over the past several years that show people that sit most of the day have a higher risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer, and early death.

Great…so what can you do about it?

Well, the way we see it is that by design we need to be getting a lot of exercise…life is motion.  So the solution is simple…increase physical activity…a lot. Walk more, take stairs, take breaks and walk around. Heck…you can even get a life cycle or exercise bike at your desk or workstation.  Go on a walk when you get home, before work, whatever…just start moving around a lot more than you do.

As far as the poor posture goes…well, that’s where chiropractic comes into play. We are the posture experts. We can help correct your forward head posture (FHP) as well and any other parts of your spine or body that are out of normal alignment and position. We can help you adjust your workstation, sleeping positions, workouts, and exercise patterns so that you have a way to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day.

What you eat and drink plays a big role as well. Your chiropractor can help you here too.

Your chiropractor is your One Stop Posture Shop.

Yes, sitting is bad news and the news seems to get worse. But the solution is right there before you. The ball is in your court. You don’t need to be a statistic. Take action now…pick-up the phone and call your chiropractor!

To schedule an appointment with one of our San Francisco Chiropractors please call 415-392-2225. 

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain treatment in san francisco
We have been providing natural solutions for shoulder pain in downtown San Francisco for over 20 years now. We use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, deep tissue laser therapy, massage, Graston Technique, and KinesioTaping.

Treatment of Shoulder pain can be tricky…especially if it involves Rotator Cuff Injuries. Here is what the Mayo Clinic has to say about Rotator Cuff Injuries:

Rotator cuff injury includes any type of irritation or damage to your
rotator cuff muscles or tendons. Causes of a rotator cuff injury may
include falling, lifting and repetitive arm activities — especially
those done overhead, such as throwing a baseball or placing items on
overhead shelves.

Rotator cuff injury signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain and tenderness in your shoulder, especially when reaching
    overhead, reaching behind your back, lifting, pulling or sleeping on the
    affected side
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Loss of shoulder range of motion
  • Inclination to keep your shoulder inactive

The most common symptom is pain. You may experience it when you reach up
to comb your hair, bend your arm back to put on a jacket or carry
something heavy. Lying on the affected shoulder also can be painful. If
you have a severe injury, such as a large tear, you may experience
continuous pain and muscle weakness.

When to see a doctor
You should see your doctor if:

  • You’re experiencing severe shoulder pain
  • You’re unable to use your arm or feel weak in the arm
  • You have shoulder pain that’s lasted more than a week

Click here for Mayo Clinic Rotator Cuff Injuries (full article).

There are also many other causes of shoulder pain such as tendonitis, bursitis, misalignment of shoulder joints, sprains, strains, or tears.

In my experience, the body is able to heal most of these types of injuries with the right kind of treatment. Deep tissue laser therapy penetrates deep into the soft tissues and is attracted to damaged inflamed tissue. It stimulates healing and accelerates inflammation and pain reduction. We use our laser frequently for shoulder pain. Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, shoulders and arms done using proper technique and force is probably the best treatment. And of course massage and other soft tissue therapies such as Active Release Technique (ART), Graston, and Trigger Points, help to reduce muscle spams, adhesion’s, and scar tissue formation.  

In any case…if you would like to find out if you are a candidate for Shoulder Pain Treatment in San Franciso please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary consultation.

By: Dr. Eben Davis

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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Treatment for Shoulder Pain in San Francisco

Shoulder pain treatment san franciscoWe have been providing shoulder pain treatment in San Francisco for over 21 years now.

Our “Patient of the Week” is Choung Phung. Choung was searching for shoulder pain relief but was unable to find treatment that could help. She searched online and can across some of our patient reviews talking about how we had helped their neck, shoulder, arm and hand pains. So, Choung decided she would give us a shot.

Well, several weeks later Choung has a dramatic reduction in her shoulder, neck, and upper back pain. She has more range of motion, and is able to carry things and sleep with much less pain.

The thing about shoulder pain is that it can linger and become chronic and debilitating without proper treatment.

Chiropractors seek to restore shoulder joint alignment, motion, and function. We use a combination of chiropractic adjustments to the neck, upper back and shoulder, along with massage, traction, ice, exercises and deep tissue laser therapy. We will also use Kinesiotape if the injury needs to be stabilized and supported.

We treat shoulder pain frequently at our San Francisco chiropractic clinic as the majority of our patients are sitting at the desk all day doing repetitive movements with their upper extremities.

To find out if you are a candidate for treatment for shoulder pain in San Francisco please call 415-392-2225.

Dr. Eben Davis

Eben Davis

I am a Chiropractor in the San Francisco Financial District specializing in chronic neck, arm and hand pain. I also treat herniated discs using spinal decompression, whiplash, sports injuries, headaches, and Fibromyalgia. My clinic is certified in the use of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000 for conditions such as shoulder pain, TMJ and Plantar Fasciitis. I have been in practice for over 20 years.

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