Shoulder Pain FAQs

Shoulder pain can complicate your life by making it difficult to perform even the simplest tasks. Rather than put up with this pain and discomfort, why not try chiropractic shoulder pain treatment? The answers to the following FAQs from our Fairfax chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, at Circle Chiropractic Center, PC, offer more information about shoulder pain and how you can benefit from chiropractic pain relief.


What Causes Shoulder Pain?  

Shoulder pain can be caused by accidental injuries, chronic conditions, poor ergonomics, infections, spinal problems and repetitive actions from daily living. Poor posture can weaken shoulder and neck muscles, leading to pain and discomfort. If a herniated disc or imbalanced joint compresses a nerve in your spine, it can cause pain in your shoulder.

At Circle Chiropractic Center, PC, we treat people with all kinds of shoulder problems:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Shoulder bursae
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Rotator cuff injury and
  • Tendonitis

Are Shoulder Injuries Common?

Shoulder injuries are more common than people think. Although your shoulder joint is quite flexible, it's complex anatomy makes it susceptible to injury. You can injure your shoulder in an auto accident, workplace accident, slip and fall, or on the sports field. Left untreated, shoulder injuries can cause pain and discomfort for weeks or months on end. Untreated injuries may even escalate into more serious conditions.  

Other than Pain, What Other Symptoms Do Shoulder Injuries Cause?     

Shoulder injuries can restrict your movements due to pain, soreness and stiffness. You may be unable to raise your arm or lift even lightweight objects. You may have trouble dressing, typing, or sleeping, due to pain and discomfort. You may feel numbness in your shoulder or a tingling sensation in your arms and hands.  

How Can a Chiropractor Provide Shoulder Pain Relief?

Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free means of treating shoulder pain using chiropractic techniques and natural therapies. Manual adjustments have been proven quite effective in providing shoulder pain relief. Adjustments help relax tense muscles and realign imbalanced joints to reduce pain and restore flexibility.

We also use therapeutic massage, corrective exercises and lifestyle counseling in our shoulder pain treatments. Massage therapy increases blood flow to your shoulder injury to help accelerate healing. Corrective exercises help strengthen shoulder muscles to make them less susceptible to injury. Lifestyle counseling can improve your overall health to reduce your risk of future injuries.

Contact Dr. Frey for Shoulder Pain Treatment

At Circle Chiropractic Center, we treat your pain and the cause of your pain so you can fully recover from injury. Our treatment plans are designed to work with your body to promote natural healing. To learn more about chiropractic care for shoulder pain relief, contact Circle Chiropractic Center, PC, in Fairfax at 703-385-2990 today.


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  • "Dr. Frey and his staff are wonderful. He brings warmth and heart as well as years of training and experience to his practice. I recommend him highly."
    R. Schrader
  • "Great chiropractic treatment. Really helps with scoliosis and post-car accident pain. And they work with you for payment options. The staff is really knowledgeable and kind"
    Christina M.
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    Richie F.
  • "I maintain a grueling schedule with the Department of Defense. My neck pain is controlled with periodic adjustments (once every 3-4 weeks). This keeps me comfortable with my work and exercise schedule."
    Bill Mills