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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder/s are the joints where the upper-arm bones known as the humerus, the shoulder blades or scapula, and the collarbone/clavicle come together. The upper-arm bone fits into the scapula socket and is held in place by muscles and tendons. This is the rotator cuff. It covers and protects the upper arm and allows for raising and movement of the arm. Pain in the shoulder can have a variety of causes.

Injury Symptoms

Here are some questions to help figure out if there is a shoulder injury:
  • Does the arm move normally?
  • Is there extreme stiffness?
  • Is there pain and what type – throbbing, stinging, shooting
  • Does it feel like it could pop out of the socket?
  • Is it strong enough for normal activities?
Certain shoulder injuries can be treated at home for a few days with rest and ice. The shoulder can be bandaged with Kinesio tape to hold it in place if necessary. But serious injuries require professional medical help. Symptoms/signs that a medical professional is needed:
  • The shoulder joint looks deformed
  • The shoulder cannot be used at all
  • The pain is extreme and intense
  • The shoulder is swelling rapidly
  • The arm and/or hand is weak and/or numb


Dislocations, separations, and fractures require medical attention. Getting the shoulder back to the right position followed by a sling to hold it in place while healing and in recovery. The doctor could recommend rest, heat/ice, and medicine like ibuprofen or aspirin to help with the pain and swelling for less serious issues. Chiropractic treatment for shoulder injury/s and pain. A Chiropractor can:
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve range of motion
  • Increase flexibility
  • Restore function to the joint
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Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

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Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*