Welcome to Our Family Chiropractor. Local to the Cronulla area, our friendly and experienced chiropractors are ready to provide you with the care you need.
At Our Family Chiropractor, we address common musculoskeletal health conditions such as shoulder pain. You can expect comprehensive and patient-centred chiropractic care from us.
What is the most common reason for shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain can arise for many different reasons, being trauma/injury or a chronic problem like arthritis. Unfortunately, because the shoulder is needed for so many daily activities, prolonged duration and intensity of shoulder pain can be inconvenient and also disrupt how we live our lives.
Common reasons for shoulder pain include:
- A dislocated shoulder or similar injury
- Sprains and strains in the shoulder
- A rotator cuff injury
- Torn cartilage
- Muscular tension
- Postural or structural issues
What are common symptoms for shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain may also occur with common symptoms such as:
- Deep pain in the shoulder joint
- Reduced movement in the shoulder
- Weakness in the shoulder or upper arm
- Sensations of pins and needles, burning or numbness in the shoulder.
According to the Australian Government’s Health Direct, shoulder pain can sometimes be caused by an underlying medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or polymyalgia rheumatica. Occasionally, shoulder pain and shortness of breath appear as symptoms when someone is having a heart attack.
Note: If your shoulder pain is accompanied with trouble breathing and a tightness in your chest, call triple zero (000) immediately and ask for an ambulance.
What are treatments for shoulder pain?
There are many treatments available for shoulder pain, including:
- Stretches and exercises recommended by a health practitioner
- Heat therapy
- Ice therapy
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain.
How may a chiropractor treat shoulder pain?
Our goal with shoulder pain as Chiropractors is to return the shoulder back to full function where possible.
We take your shoulder complaints seriously, and part of our goal is to ensure that we avoid worsening of your condition.
Chiropractors are trained thoroughly in assessing and diagnosing shoulder conditions. Areas that will be examined in a shoulder complaint will be the shoulder joint itself, the neck, the elbow, along with the wrist and hand. With your Chiropractor’s comprehensive understanding of the connected biomechanics in the body, it is important that we address all aspects of the condition to get you back on track to best function as soon as possible.
A Chiropractor’s treatment of a shoulder complaint may involve Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, stretching and rehabilitation exercises. Chiropractors will always seek to address shoulder complaints with the most gentle, natural and drug free methods possible.
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At Our Family Chiropractor, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and help you need to get your body back on track. As chiropractors for neck and shoulder pain, we can help you with chiropractic adjustments and alternative drug free treatments.
Dr. Kerry Falzon (Chiropractor) is the principal chiropractor and founder of Our Family Chiropractor. Kerry studied a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree and followed this up with a Master of Chiropractic. Kerry has a passion for natural healthcare, particularly helping her clients achieve optimal nervous system health and spinal function. Areas of clinical interest include care for pregnant women, paediatric care, newborns, mums, dads, grandparents & athletes.