Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Specialist
Having shoulder pain makes it difficult to raise your arm and limits your activities. When you have shoulder pain that doesn’t get better with conventional treatments, such as nonprescription pain relievers or heating pads, it’s time to consider chiropractic care. At Ward Chiropractic, Dr. Jeremy Ward and Dr. Patti Bray offer chiropractic treatments for patients with shoulder pain in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Ward Chiropractic

What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

When you have shoulder pain, it might only affect a particular area, such as when you pull a muscle. If you have pain coming from your shoulder joint, it might cause more widespread pain that makes it hard for you to lift your arm. This kind of pain usually becomes more severe if you’re doing any activities or tasks that involve moving your arm around, especially your upper arm. You might have a sharp pain at times, or a constant, dull ache that doesn’t subside.

Why do I have shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain doesn’t necessarily come from your shoulder. If you have problems with the discs in the upper part of your spinal column, this can cause shoulder pain. Other possible causes include:

  • Bursitis when sacs in your shoulder joint become inflamed
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Impingement when there’s too much pressure on nerves in your rotator cuff
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Arthritis or another medical condition that causes joint inflammation


Dr. Ward will examine your shoulder and order tests as needed to discover the cause of your shoulder pain before recommending treatment for it.

How does Dr. Ward treat shoulder pain?

Dr. Ward generates a treatment plan after evaluating your shoulder pain. This program will include chiropractic care, which means having your joints adjusted so that they’re in the right alignment. When your upper spine or shoulder joint aren’t properly aligned, this puts pressure on your nerves and soft tissue structures. Restoring them to the right alignment relieves this pressure and allows your body’s natural healing abilities to take over.

Is chiropractic care right for me?

Chiropractic care is safe for most patients, even those who are pregnant. If you’re worried that the spinal adjustments might hurt, Dr. Ward assures you that they’re not likely to cause any discomfort. If you have shoulder pain that isn’t getting better with conventional treatments, you might benefit from chiropractic care, which is a noninvasive alternative to surgery. Dr. Ward lets you know if you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment.

If you need treatment for shoulder pain, please contact Ward Chiropractic to set up an appointment.

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