Dealing with Shoulder Pain in Colorado Springs?

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We take our shoulders for granted until pain arises or we start to have trouble with mobility. Many people concerned for the health of their shoulders seek chiropractic care in colorado springs. Shoulder dysfunction is a process that can begin long before pain occurs. The shoulder or glenohumeral joint has more mobility than any other joint in the body and when we increase mobility we have to give up stability. This high level of mobility makes the shoulder subject to a wide range of injuries.

Minor shoulder pain in Colorado Springs left untreated can lead to permanent damage to the ligaments or tendons. Continue reading for more information on how chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy shoulders!

SHOULDER PAIN in Colorado Springs

Common causes of shoulder pain or dysfunction arise from neck and upper back tightness, spinal misalignment, arthritis, athletic injuries, sprains/strains, abnormal movement patterns, or repetitive activities.

Chiropractic care gets to the root cause by working from the brain out. Nerves that control the muscles of the shoulder and down the arms mainly originated in the cervical spine. Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct spinal misalignments leading to proper control of the muscles surrounding the joint. Interference with nerves can cause abnormal movement or stabilization patterns through the shoulder leading to dysfunction and damage.

Chiropractors are also trained to analyze and adjust the bones in the shoulder including the clavicle, scapula, and humerus. Common joints that show dysfunction are the sternoclavicular joint (SC joint) and the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint). Proper alignment of the bones of the shoulder girdle can help to stabilize the area.


Shoulder pain can be a complex issue and can develop slowly over years or have more acute presentation commonly associated with trauma. We use our shoulders in almost all daily activities and shoulder health should be closely monitored. Prompt treatment can help to avoid permanent damage and increase the longevity of the joint. If you experience any of the symptoms below contact Etio Chiropractic right away to schedule your full evaluation.

  1. Difficulty lifting your arm above your head
  2. Clicking or snapping with movement
  3. Trauma with bruising or swelling
  4. Pain which worsens in the evening
  5. Shoulder pain which lasts more than a week
  6. Loss of strength

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Etio Chiropractic

3586 Hartsel Drive Suite E
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

(719) 627-3846