The Cause of Your Shoulder Pain – Part 1

Shoulder Pain, Upper Cervical, ChiropractorThe Delicacy of Your Shoulder

Are you experiencing pain in one of your shoulders? Can you think back to a fall or collision you suffered, in which your shoulder was impacted? Your shoulder is a delicate part of your body, and injuring it is not that difficult.

Though, fixing that injury can be a little more difficult, and it will take the proper care of a trained specialist. That's why it's important that rather than just hoping the pain will go away on its own, you take the time to get to the underlying cause of the problem.

Now, there are several conditions that can lead to shoulder pain. Over the next two weeks, we will explore some of those conditions and what you can do to experience permanent relief.

Shoulder Pain

  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) – This is the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply can be caused by the dislocation or fracture of bones or joints. That death of bone tissue can lead to tiny breaks in the bone and eventually the bone's collapse.
  • Brachial Plexus Injury – Your Brachial Plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. Compressing, stretching, or tearing these nerves most commonly occurs when your shoulder is pressed down and your head is pushed up and away from that shoulder.
  • Shoulder Bursitis – This occurs when the Bursae in your shoulder, which is a small fluid filled sac that reduces any potential friction that might occur in your joints, becomes inflamed. Bursitis can also occur in elbow, hip, knee, heel, and the base of the big toe.

Shoulder Pain and Your Upper Cervical Spine

These are just a few of the many conditions that can lead to shoulder pain. No matter the cause of your shoulder pain, the way to reduce and eliminate that pain is the same. Whether your pain is due to Avascular Necrosis, a Brachial Plexus injury, or Shoulder Bursitis, you will want to restore the body's ability to function properly.

Though, getting to the reason your body is not functioning properly means trusting yourself into the care of a trained specialist, who can help you restore the body's communication system. The source of your body's communication system is the nervous system. Misalignments in the neck especially the upper neck can lead to disruption in normal nerve and blood flow to the shoulders. Restoring proper alignment is crucial to the health and function of your shoulders.

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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at

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