Shoulder Pain

Living with shoulder pain doesn’t have to be your norm. At Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona, Dr. Alan J. Helvig uses a combination of imaging and a physical examination to get to the root of your shoulder pain. Once he arrives at a diagnosis, Dr. Helvig can start your customized treatment plan the same day.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is causing my shoulder pain?

Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket type of joint that moves in every direction. That leaves a lot of room for all kinds of problems to occur. Your shoulder pain might come from wear-and-tear, or it can stem from an injury. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Inflammation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Misalignment or dislocation
  • Separated shoulder
  • Tendon tears and ruptures


At what point do I need to see a doctor?

You should never have to live in pain, so if your shoulder is bothering you, make an appointment. It’s especially important to see a doctor if your shoulder is swollen, is tender to the touch, or appears red. These signs indicate something isn’t right in your shoulder joint and you need to seek immediate treatment. The team at Helvig Health Chiropractic can see you right away if have an imminent injury — many men and women can get in for same-day appointments.


How will my shoulder pain be treated?

It depends on the cause of your shoulder pain, so Dr. Helvig needs to take some x-rays during your initial visit. Once he gets a diagnosis, he can put together a treatment plan for you. If you do have swelling, you’ll probably need gentle soft tissue treatments to promote healing, including cold laser, ultrasound, and electrical nerve stimulation.

Many men and women with shoulder pain benefit from chiropractic adjustments if the pain is caused by a misalignment. A manual adjustment allows Dr. Helvig not only to reset your shoulder into its ideal place, it also allows him to put the rest of your spine and other joints into alignment. When everything is properly aligned, it’ll take strain off your shoulder and continue to minimize your shoulder pain.


When will I notice improvement?

If your shoulder pain is caused by a misalignment, many men and women notice improvement soon after their first chiropractic treatment. In some cases, it may take your body a day or two to heal itself after your session. Either way, gradual improvement should occur after each visit.

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Helvig Health Chiropractic
10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
Fax: (623) 933-9359
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