Shoulder Pain FAQs

Common Questions About Shoulder Pain Relief | Arlington Heights Chiropractor

Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons patients choose to see a chiropractor. At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, we've helped hundreds of patients seeking pain relief. We have over 45 years of experience serving Arlington Heights and the surrounding area. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get about shoulder pain.

Common Questions About Shoulder Pain Relief

How Soon Will My Shoulder Pain Stop?

Most patients report some kind of pain relief on their very first visit. The amount of pain relief will vary depending on your situation. Most of our patients do report some kind of reduction in pain, better mobility, and improved function after the first session or two, with the pain becoming less with each session.

What Caused the Pain in My Shoulder?

There are a number of causes of pain in the shoulder. Many (but not all) of these causes are related to accidents or repetitive strain. Some of the specific reasons include:

    • Bursitis is a condition where the bursae (small sacks of fluid that cushion your shoulder joints) become inflamed. It is a very common condition.
    • Strain or sprain usually related to work injurysports injury, or auto accident injury.
    • Tendinitis
    • Rotator cuff tear 
    • Joint misalignment due to accident, repetitive activities, or posture imbalances.
    • Arthritis
    • Neck problems often cause pain to travel to the shoulder

How Often Will I Need to See a Chiropractor?

Typical shoulder conditions will require about 12 treatment sessions. Occasionally more time will be needed for complete healing, especially if the condition has been there for a long time. A home exercise plan will be incorporated to speed up the healing process and to strengthen the supporting muscles.

Will Seeing a Chiropractor Help My Body Heal Faster?

Yes! Chiropractic treatments help your entire body work better, specifically strengthening your immune system and strengthening your body's ability to heal. Plus, most patients learn corrective exercises that strengthen the shoulder, improve mobility, and let you get back to work and life sooner (and stronger) than surgery usually does.

Get Relief for Your Shoulder Pain ASAP

At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic we treat more than just your shoulder pain. We take a "whole person" approach that helps your body heal and helps you live your best life. If you live or work in the Arlington Heights area, give us a call at (847) 259-4493. Ask for a free meet and greet visit with the doctor to find out if chiropractic can help you.

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