Shoulder Pain

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain a Westwood Chiropractor Can Treat

Here at Mass Sport & Spine, we offer chiropractic assistance for many residents in and around the Westwood area who deal with shoulder pain. We have years of experience treating a range of conditions and disorders that affect the shoulder. To find the best treatment for you and to understand how chiropractic services can help, we must understand some of the most common causes of shoulder pain.


Overuse Injury

One of the most common causes of shoulder injuries is related to overuse of the joint. This can happen in several ways, including lifting and pulling heavy weights incorrectly, repetitive motion and movements, and straining the joint and muscles with too much exercise. These are commonly seen and treated by our chiropractors on a weekly basis.

Accident Injury

The shoulder joint can be injured in an accident, and depending on the severity of the injury, the pain can be quite bad. Accidents of all kinds can lead to shoulder pain, including auto accidents, slip and falls, and other strain or impact injuries. The worst part of an accident-based shoulder injury is you may not be aware of the extent of the injury until days after the accident due to the adrenaline your body pumps out after an accident.

Sports Injury

Many people enjoy playing sports, and they are a great way to stay active and in shape. However, some sports can cause more injuries than others. Of course, impact sports like football and hockey can result in shoulder injuries, but even non-contact sports like tennis, volleyball, and golf can cause shoulder issues. Thankfully, our team has years of experience with sports-related injury care.

Illness Related Injury

While not as common, there are some prominent illnesses and medical conditions that can affect the joints of the body and cause pain, numbness, or weakness. People who suffer from diabetic neuropathy, arthritis, gout, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disease, or cancer often have problems with pain. Our chiropractors can often bring some degree of relief for those suffering from this kind of pain.

Biological Injury

The final cause we often see in our offices when treating patients with shoulder pain is a biological injury of some kind. Sometimes, there are issues with the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, or other parts of the body that can cause pain. Misaligned joints, misshapen bones, and issues with nerves and blood vessels can all make someone more prone to experiencing pain and stiffness in their shoulders.

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Contact Mass Sport & Spine today at 781-708-9056 and see how easy it can be to get the chiropractic help you need in the Westwood and surrounding areas.


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