Shoulder Pain and the Spine

Posted on Sep 8, 2019


Do you work on a computer all day and sometimes experience shoulder pain? This is not an uncommon occurrence for many office workers all over the country, including folks here in Minnesota. Think of all the people hunched over keyboards, putting themselves in weird postures and positions during the day!

While most people go to the chiropractor for neck or back pain, it’s not unusual for people with shoulder pain to pay a visit to a chiropractic office like Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake. That’s because chiropractors deal with several body parts and muscle groups, including the shoulders. You see, chiropractors see a link between shoulder pain and the spine– and dealing with the spine is their bread-and-butter. Oftentimes, shoulder pain is caused by joint and/or tissue irritation. Chiropractors use hand manipulation to relieve irritation in the areas of the body connecting the shoulders with the spine.

Normally the shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. Pain happens when tendons, muscles or ligaments around the joint stretch and/or tear, shifting out of alignment. Chiropractors make adjustments to distract the joint and/or shift it forward or backward, into its proper place.
Besides manual adjustments, where the chiropractor uses his or her hands, the use of a drop table piece, speeder board or reflex-type hammer tool might be involved. And, oftentimes, chiropractors will adjust the neck and upper back, since they’re associated with the shoulders.

Ultimately, with shoulder pain, posture matters. For those sitting and typing all day, it’s likely that their shoulders have rolled forward and in toward the chest, while their upper back slouches in a forward position. Meanwhile, a person’s head juts forward at the chin, centered over their chest. This can lead to shoulder pain. The better posture for the upper body involves shoulders down, relaxed and back, such that the upper/mid-back are in line with the lower back and hips.

Perhaps you’ve been experiencing shoulder pain because of the way you sit and type at your office desk all day. Isn’t it time to make some changes? Why not try chiropractic care and see if it helps? Make an appointment at Lakewoods Chiropractic in Forest Lake, MN, by calling 651-464-0800 or emailing info@lakewoodschiropractic.com.

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SALLY DETLEFSEN
SALLY DETLEFSEN
September 26, 2022.
I am amazed at how much better I feel since coming to Lakewoods. The doctors and staff are amazing.
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Lukas Drayna
September 21, 2022.
Great friendly staff. They focus on the target area’s to ensure your body is happy and healthy !
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Michael F.
Michael F.
September 13, 2022.
Lakewoods Chiropractic is awesome. Friendly, welcoming, and professional Environment. They make you feel comfortable. Definitely recommend Lakewoods. I'm well on the road to recovery. Keep up the good work.
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tone2403
August 30, 2022.
Definitely recommend Lakewoods. When I went in I was in very rough shape. After a few weeks of adjustments I'm feeling better then ever. Great staff and very knowledgeable. They take the time to really make you understand the process.
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Eric Russell
Eric Russell
August 25, 2022.
Jason and his staff are the best. Since my 1st visit, they always informed on your progress and had your health as #1 priority.
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Angel L Colon Jr
August 11, 2022.
Excellent service, friendly accommodating staff. Awesome family friendly services. Highly recommend!!!
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Carrie Davis
Carrie Davis
August 3, 2022.
By far the best chiropractor I’ve ever used. They customize a plan just for you and don’t use a one size fits all approach. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!! Thank you!!!
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Justin W
July 28, 2022.
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Jennifer Thelen
Jennifer Thelen
July 21, 2022.
I have been experiencing low back pain for at least 10 rememberable years and decided on a whim to try chiropractic care at Lakewoods. I had never been to a chiropractor before so I had no expectations that it would work or not but after just my first adjustment I had instant relief for the first time in 10 years. I have since been super impressed with how everything has been explained to me and how my care plan has been formed. The staff are all very kind and have been very helpful as well!
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