When To See Your Chiropractor For Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can persist beyond the self-care you give it at home, like over-the-counter pain relievers and ice. Without proper guidance, you might lack the ability to work at your full capacity or sleeping comfortably ever again. At Bethesda Back Center, your Bethesda, MD, chiropractor Dr. Gina Beech gives you the help you need to ease the soreness and optimize your joint's mobility.

When home care doesn't relieve shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is an often unforeseen issue that can come from reaching your arm, extending it, or otherwise using your rotator cuff to move your shoulder. Numerous specific soft tissue injuries can cause shoulder pain as well as vertebral misalignment or dislocation.

It's not unusual not to know where your shoulder pain came from, though sometimes a specific occurrence is a clear cause. In any case, your first attempts to ease the pain should be as follows:

  • Rest and relaxation
  • Activity modification
  • Ice
  • Heat
  • Over-the-counter medications

You should schedule a chiropractic appointment for shoulder pain in Bethesda, MD, if these self-attempts at relief do not ease your pain. Shoulder stiffness and immobility are other common complications that arise with shoulder injuries and misalignment, and your chiropractor can take a deeper look to find out why they're happening.

How your chiropractor can help

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, chiropractic care emphasizes your body's natural ability to heal itself. Your joints especially are at risk of pain and musculoskeletal complications because of their mobility function, and spinal misalignment may have more to do with your shoulder pain than you might expect.

Your chiropractor considers all possible causes before recommending a treatment plan for shoulder pain in Bethesda, MD. She strategically manually manipulates your spine and shoulder to align the joints as well as all structures surrounding them, including ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and bones.

Chiropractic treatment doesn't involve pharmaceuticals, which simply mask the pain, or surgery to make invasive repairs that may not be necessary. Instead, it removes pressure and inflammation in your painful shoulder. Your chiropractor explores the question of why you're feeling shoulder pain and doesn't just look at the symptom itself.

You don't need to continue trying and failing at easing your shoulder pain on your own. Book your chiropractic appointment at Bethesda Back Center with Dr. Gina Beech for shoulder pain in Bethesda, MD, today. Call (301) 897-8500.

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  • "This was written on a yelp review of Dr. Beech. "This review of Dr. Gina Beech comes very easy to write. She is ot just a talented chiropractor, but she is also caring and generous with her patients. Her practice is pleasantly informal. It is a community. Everyone is friendly and dedicated to helping patients.
    I am a veterinary chiropractor and Dr. Beech's approach to patient care is similar to mine. I appreciate her combination of modalities: e-stim, ultrasound, and osseous adjustments. When needed, she will also recommend nutraceuticals such as Standard Process supplements.
    My work is often very physical and Dr. Beech keeps me running well. I am now seeing her almost weekly for my tune-ups. I find her care necessary and invaluable. I always feel great after treatment."
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  • "Dr. Beech runs a great practice. She and her staff are accommodating and personable, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for patients. I've had a wonderful experience going here. Dr. Beech provides excellent, effective treatment and I feel like I am in good hands when undergoing therapy for my neck/upper back injury. Moreover, there is little to no waiting time to go in to see the doctor when coming in to the office for an appointment, which is nice. Most importantly, I know I am receiving the right care and course of treatment needed to heal. I highly recommend Bethesda Back Center."
    Sue B.
  • "I have been going to Dr. Beech for about eight years. When you enter her office, you are treated as if you are a friend entering her home. The atmosphere is friendly and laid back. Sometimes she personally answers phone call and e-mails. I have never experienced that with any other doctor. She spends as much time as she considers necessary with her patients. unlike many doctors who seem to be in a rush to see their next patient."
    Mark G.