For most people, the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Surrounded by nerves, bursa, tendons, and other tissues that can experience or cause irritation, it’s not surprising that shoulder pain affects millions of people around the world each year. Depending on the cause and specifics of your own shoulder condition, there’s a good chance chiropractic treatment can help.

Shoulder injuries can hamper your mobility and make it harder to complete everyday tasks.

So what can your Chiropractor do for you?

Firstly a comprehensive examination of the area will help your Chiropractor identify and discover the root cause of your arm or shoulder pain. An x-ray may need to be taken to completely pinpoint the problem causing you discomfort.

Chiropractic treatment for these types of injuries can be accomplished through several different treatments:

Adjustments – Your chiropractor can gently adjust the area. This manipulation will shift it forward or backward as needed. Adjusting the neck and upper back can also help. This chiropractic treatment will reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.

Massage – The shoulder muscles can be loosened and soothed with this treatment. Tightness and stiffness can go away, and range of motion can be restored.

Posture correction – Often when people work at a desk all day, they develop poor posture that puts pressure on their joints and muscles. Shoulder pain can originate from poor posture. Your chiropractor can show you a correct posture that keeps your shoulders from rolling forward and causing inflammation or stiffness.

For correct posture, your ears need to align directly over your shoulders, which should be down and back in a relaxed position. Your upper back should be aligned over your hips. This proper technique can alleviate shoulder pain over time.

Exercises. – Specific exercises can strengthen, stretch and rehabilitate shoulder muscles.

The health benefits of chiropractic treatment include:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased muscle strength and tone

These benefits are important not only for your short-term ease, but for preventing harm to your shoulders and surrounding body areas moving forward. Improvements in flexibility, motion, and muscle strength can lower your odds of falls, fractures, and sprains.

If you are suffering from shoulder problems or you would like some further information, or to speak to a member of our team,  please call us on: Hitchin 01462 420077 or Luton 01582 579687, alternatively e-mail us at: or