Shoulder pain has many different causes, different symptoms and different methods of treatment. Some causes of shoulder pain can be serious, so it is always worth being checked out by your Chiropractor or GP if you are concerned. Your Chiropractor will do a full screening to find the root cause of your symptoms and can then recommend the best form of treatment.

There are many different causes of shoulder pain and numbness, these can include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Nerve Root Irritation
  • Soft Tissue Swelling
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tight Neck Muscles
  • Tight Shoulder Muscles
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder, Neck or Arm Trauma
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Poor Circulation
  • Infection
  • Joint Misalignment


  • Local Pain
  • Referred Pain
  • Shooting Pain
  • Pins and Needles
  • Stabbing Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Pain with Movement
  • Muscle Loss
  • Local Swelling

The type of treatment suitable for shoulder pain primarily depends on the cause and the symptoms you have. If you are experiencing left shoulder pain which is sharp or stabbing you should seek immediate medical attention.

Everyday people visit Chiropractors with shoulder pain and evidence shows that Chiropractic is effective at treating pain caused by Osteoarthritis, getting frozen shoulders moving again and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care can include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Specific Exercises and Stretches
  • Posture and Lifestyle Advice
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