Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic for Shoulder Pain

Your Trusted Chiropractor, Serving Elgin Since 2001.

Stop living with shoulder pain

The shoulder joint has a big task, providing numerous everyday movements, some we don’t even notice. Whether you lead an active or inactive lifestyle, you’re likely using your shoulders dozens, hundreds, even thousands of times a day. With this use, care is necessary. 

Chiropractic solutions offer safe, non-invasive treatments to the shoulders’ soft tissues and joints. Whether your shoulder discomfort is mild or intense, our Elgin chiropractic clinic can help end your shoulder pain by finding and treating the cause of it. 

From baseball players to remote workers to new parents, your shoulder pain doesn’t have to get in the way of your comfort and lifestyle. 

Our team is ready to help you find balance and strength so you can move and function as you’re meant to. 

Contact us today; we’re ready to get started. 

Why does my shoulder hurt?

Shoulder pain stems from various injuries and ranges in severity. Our clinic provides solutions that treat the condition, never masking the pain, which can lead to further and worsening injuries. 

Having an understanding of the body’s musculoskeletal system and how it’s meant to support you allows your chiropractor to implement a plan that relieves discomfort, restores function, and strengthens the tissues and joints of the shoulder to help prevent re-injury. 

Rotator cuff injuries 

One of the most common reasons for shoulder pain is a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that hold the shoulder in its socket. It’s surrounded by larger muscles that help support and move it. 

These rotator cuff soft tissues can become strained with use, whether from everyday wear or because of repetitive motions. In either case, pain can become significant and is usually found in the front and outer area of the shoulder. 

Rotator cuff injuries are categorized into three parts based on their damage: partial tear, complete tear, and rupture. Chiropractic solutions may be able to help heal all three.


Other common reasons for shoulder pain include:

  • Tear or bruising in soft tissue
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerve or nerve impingement 
  • Cartilage tear
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis 
  • Dislocation
  • Herniated disc


Some reasons you may be experiencing shoulder pain include: 

  • Physical professions, such as construction, painting, and landscaping
  • Sport-related activities, such as baseball, tennis, volleyball, fly fishing, and weightlifting 
  • Desk workers who use a mouse for extended periods 
  • Muscle and joint overuse
  • Poor posture and ergonomics
  • Poorly designed workstation setup
  • Old injuries that healed incorrectly 


A comprehensive approach to your care will ensure we find the imbalance and treat it accordingly. We’ve seen several kinds of injuries that affect the shoulder, but not all are due to an injury to the shoulder. In some cases, a spine injury or neck injury is causing your shoulder discomfort. 

Your health is our top priority, and we want to see your body working at its best and able to fully support your movements. You rely on your shoulder for too many activities to let the pain go untreated. Let’s get it healed the right way. 

Patients who visit us for shoulder pain

Our team welcomes all kinds of patients who experience shoulder discomfort. Maybe your surgery didn’t heal well, maybe you need rehabilitation, maybe you were in an accident, or maybe you just woke up one day with shoulder pain. 

Whatever your reason for visiting us, we’re prepared to get you good results using natural care. 

Patients with shoulder discomfort visit our Elgin chiropractic clinic with several symptoms, some include: 

  • Dull throbbing or aching in the shoulder while inactive 
  • Clicking or popping sounds when the shoulder rotates 
  • Shoulder stiffness or tightness 
  • Pain after hearing a snapping sound
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Radiating pain from the shoulder and leading to the neck, down the arm, or into the back
  • Loss of range of motion or movement in the shoulder 
  • Discomfort when throwing, lifting, or repetitive actions during physical activities or while performing a job
  • Difficulty sleeping due to shoulder pain
  • Inability to sleep on the affected side 
  • Inability to put pressure on the shoulder 
  • Inability to perform usual daily routine  
  • Inability to lift arms overhead
  • Shoulder pain that increases at night
  • Headaches 


These symptoms make all aspects of life difficult or impossible. Holistic, safe chiropractic services can effectively minimize your pain and help your body heal quickly and correctly. 

How we treat shoulder pain

Conservative chiropractic methods may be able to take the place of a shoulder surgery. We know you want to get rid of your pain as soon as possible, have little to no downtime, and learn how to best care for your shoulder going forward. 


Some of our chiropractic solutions to end shoulder pain include: 

  • Chiropractic care- applying a manual or instrument-assisted adjustment to a targeted area that reestablishes integrity to affected soft tissues or joints 
  • Physical rehabilitation- designing a unique training program that will encourage strengthening and proper movement patterns to improve healing and restore function
  • Massage therapy- manipulating the soft tissue helps the body restore, recover, and relax 
  • Acupuncture- inserting tiny needles into affected areas promotes circulation, restoration, and healing 
  • Exercises and stretching techniques- to take home with you for future use to help keep your body safe and strong
  • And others


If your condition allows, we will also provide you with some at-home guidance to help avoid further injury that may include:

  • Limiting shoulder movements 
  • Avoiding lifting and carrying heavy items 
  • Avoiding sleeping on the affected side 
  • Applying ice to a sudden shoulder injury (acute injury) for 15-20 minutes 
  • Gently stretching the shoulder 
  • Strengthening the shoulder with exercises

We understand the connection between your body and mind. When we’re experiencing pain, it causes many life challenges. With the correct chiropractic solutions, you can responsibly find balance and good health. 

Don’t wait; schedule your visit

Common benefits of chiropractic care

Discomfort has no place in your life, even if it seems inconsequential. Your body deserves to be comfortable, and once you find that comfort, you’ll be amazed at how other parts of your day fall into place. Don’t put off getting the care your body is asking for. 

Our local chiropractic team has seen our patients receive numerous benefits from their treatment plan, including: 

  • Reduced discomfort or pain
  • Restored range of motion 
  • Improved movement patterns
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased energy  
  • Improved joint and soft tissue health 
  • Improved strength
  • Improved recovery process
  • Improved function and performance 
  • Increased focus 
  • Improved overall life quality 

Your shoulder pain is distracting you from the things you enjoy, but it can stop effectively, safely, and maybe for good. Let’s get you to our clinic so we can start the process together. 

You don't need more care. You need better care.   

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