Problems with shoulder pain are quite common and can be due to many reasons. The shoulder is actually more correctly a complex involving several joints – the upper arm and shoulder blade, the collar bone and the shoulder blade, the breastbone and the collar bone and the movement of the shoulder blade across the underlying ribs. This provides the potential for problems such as shoulder girdle pain/dysfunction, rotator cuff pain and adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder.
The chiropractor will undertake a full history to establish the likely cause of the problem together with a thorough examination involving neurological and muscle testing. A treatment plan will then be agreed with the patient.