When you think of your local Chiropractic Clinic, what comes to mind?  They only treat back pain or neck pain!  Most people don’t link Chiropractic treatment with shoulder or arm pain and yet it remains one of the most effective ways to treat this particular condition!

Common Shoulder Problems

Some of the typical types of shoulder problems include:

  • Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons)
  • Strains
  • Dislocation
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sprains

While many people believe that they must either live with shoulder and arm pain or undergo surgery, the fact remains that Chiropractic treatment is extremely effective in treating shoulder and arm pain and restoring range of motion.

So can a Chiropractor help with shoulder and arm pain!?  The answer is – almost definitely! Sprained or strained triceps muscles (located in the upper arm) or the subscapularis muscle (located underneath the shoulder blade itself) is sometimes to blame.  Also shoulder and arm pain is often due to an irritation of the tendons, muscles, ligaments or nerves in the area – other times it is due to an inflamed bursa capsule, called bursitis.

Whatever the reason for your shoulder or arm pain, your Chiropractor will do a thorough examination to discover the root cause, once this has been determined a treatment plan can be created to address the underlying issue.

Gentle adjustments to the shoulder can be performed to distract the joint or to shift it forward or backward depending on the symptoms and the examination findings.  The treatment plan may also involve having massage to the affected area.  Chiropractic treatment and Massage therapy are the perfect complimentary couple!  This is why you will find nearly every Chiropractic Clinic offers massage therapy on site!

You don’t have to live with your shoulder or arm pain!  Contact us now to make an appointment on Hitchin 01462 420077 or Luton 01582 579687 or alternatively e-mail us on: or