What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain? 4 Likely Culprits

Many patients who are in pain come to my clinic when they are in search of a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor to help relieve their pain. What can an upper cervical chiropractor do to help shoulder pain? Read on to find out more about what’s causing your shoulder pain and how upper cervical care could help your situation. 

About 18-26% of adults suffer from shoulder pain at any point in time. If you’re one of these people, there’s probably nothing else you wish for but to have a day without pain. Intense shoulder pain not only makes a person lose a night of sleep, but it can also make normal, everyday tasks challenging to deal with. 

Some of the top reasons for shoulder pain are the following:

Rotary Cuff Injury

Repetitive movements of the shoulders can cause damage and injury. The tendons and muscles around the shoulders are the first to feel the impact. 


A layer of cartilage surrounds the bones for protection. Osteoarthritis occurs when this protective layer deteriorates over time. 

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

This is due to inflammation in the blood vessels. This results in gradual stiffness of the muscles and shoulder pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is an extremely painful disorder that occurs due to the erosion of the lining of the joints, tearing down the bone itself. 

Relieving Shoulder Pain Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic

The atlas and axis vertebrae are the topmost bones in the neck. They are right under the base of the skull. These bones are vulnerable to misalignment. Once these bones misalign, it can put the neck and shoulders under increased pressure as they compensate for the misalignment. Uneven muscle tension can lead to pain and to injuries in the neck, shoulders, and back. 

I am a Redwood City upper cervical chiropractor, and I help my patients find relief from all sorts of pain, including shoulder pain related to structural imbalances. Through diagnostic imaging and other assessments, I can find out whether there is a misalignment in your upper cervical spine and provide a gentle and precise adjustment to the vertebrae. Once the vertebrae are back in correct alignment, the body can begin to heal and right itself. This often alleviates a variety pains in the neck, back, and shoulders. 

Contact Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, CA, to discover for yourself how upper cervical chiropractic care can help you feel better. 

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If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com

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