Shoulder Pain services offered in Tacoma WA?

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Shoulder pain is often debilitating, as it can hinder your ability to lift objects or raise the affected arm. At Active Chiropractic - Tacoma, experienced chiropractor Bradley Mundt, D.C., and his expert team offer shoulder pain treatments in Tacoma WA to reduce your discomfort — without invasive procedures. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A in Tacoma WA

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain feels uncomfortable in a joint that connects your torso to your upper arm. The shoulder joint consists of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue. Diseases, age-related wear-and-tear, and injuries can all contribute to shoulder pain. Treatment with the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma team may help ease your discomfort naturally.

What are the symptoms of shoulder injuries?

You may develop the following symptoms after a shoulder injury:

  • Sharp pain
  • Discomfort with movement
  • Dull aching
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Inability to lift your arm
  • Clicking sounds during movement

Your symptoms might be mild or severe. If you’d rather not take pain medicine or undergo surgery, see the team at Active Chiropractic - Tacoma for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for shoulder pain?

Some of the things that increase your risk of developing shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Heavy lifting
  • Aging
  • Neck and upper back tightness
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Abnormal movements
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Work Injuries

The pain could result from a fracture, rotator cuff injury, or muscle, ligament, or tendon damage. Sometimes the pain subsides over time with at-home treatments, but in other cases, medical intervention is the best way to control discomfort and speed up healing.

How is the cause of my shoulder pain diagnosed?

To determine which shoulder pain treatment is best for you, the Active Chiropractic - Tacoma team reviews your medical history and your symptoms. They check your vital signs and examine your shoulder joint during a physical exam.

Your specialist may suggest blood tests, MRIs, X-rays, or other imaging procedures before tailoring a treatment that’s best for the type of injury you have and its severity.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Your Active Chiropractic - Tacoma provider might suggest one or more of the following options to relieve shoulder pain:

  • Sling
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE therapy)
  • Injections
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Therapeutic massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

You might need more than one shoulder pain treatment or a series of treatment sessions to achieve the best results. Your specialist lets you know how often to schedule chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage, or other holistic treatments for maximum relief.

To learn more about the shoulder pain treatments available at Active Chiropractic - Tacoma, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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Active Chiropractic - Tacoma

7910 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
P: (253) 473-3733
F: (253) 473-9517