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Treating Shoulder Pain with Chiropractic Care

Written By Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center on November 27, 2019

Man with shoulder painShoulder pain due to injury can limit mobility and affect daily life drastically if left untreated. Injured rotator cuffs, dislocated shoulders, strains, and sprains are just a few injuries that can happen while playing sports or in certain professions. Left untreated, these issues may get worse with time. 

Three Common Types of Shoulder Injuries

  • Rotator Cuff Injury: A rotator cuff injury is a common shoulder injury that involves the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries happen most often in sports and certain jobs that involve contact reaching overhead. 

Most sports, such as football, golf, baseball, and tennis are just a few that involve extreme use of the shoulders, which makes a person much more likely to develop a shoulder injury. Jobs such as carpentry, painting, and construction are some of the occupations that cause rotator cuff and other related shoulder injuries. 

  • Dislocated Shoulder: A dislocation of the shoulder is an injury that involves the top of the arm bone (the humerus) and the socket of the shoulder blade (the scapula). When the arm bone loses connection with the socket, this causes a dislocation.


  • Strains and Sprains: Strains often occur when the shoulder is overworked with persistent movement. This is unlike sprains, which usually happen due to an injury or sudden fall. 

Although these are two different types of injuries, both share similar symptoms. Limited mobility, pain, and swelling of the injured site occur during either straining or spraining the area. 

Meet the Doctors to Fix your Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic care can help to lessen or resolve the pain and mobility issues that come with shoulder injuries. Realigning the neck can improve or resolve the symptoms of shoulder pain.

Dr. Kamell and Dr. Calvin each practice chiropractic care at Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center in Seattle, and they can both help ease your car injury pains.  

Dr. Kamell is focused on giving Eastlake Chiropractic patients effective and long-term care. With more than 28 years of experience, he also believes in quick recovery times so that his patients can live their best lives.

Dr. Calvin has an advanced degree in sports injuries and rehabilitation from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. He also holds multiple roles as clinical and sports rehabilitation director for football and karate teams, and much more.

If you would like to resolve your shoulder pain for good, make an appointment with Dr. Kamell or Dr. Calvin by calling Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center at (206) 324-8600 or visit their website.

Posted In: Chiropractic Sports Injuries Shoulder Pain