New Solutions To Shoulder Pain in North Portland

New Solutions To Shoulder Pain in North Portland

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain in Portland

Common causes of shoulder pain

  • Sprain/strain
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Labral tears
  • AC joint sprain strain

Symptoms of shoulder pain:

  • Lack of range of motion
  • Pain
  • Swelling

When patients start to exhibit shoulder issues, and start to get symptoms, the first symptom is usually not shoulder pain. Usually, the patient will have swelling in the joint and start to lose some form of range of motion in the shoulder. As Americans, we only care about the pain. that is why the pharmaceutical companies have done so well in America, because we seek to get out of pain first and not to treat underlying causes of healthcare issues. The cycle continues…pain, meds, pain, meds, more pain, and stronger meds.

When we experience any form of symptom in the shoulder, such as swelling in the shoulder, hard to move your shoulder in a certain range, pain with lifting, discomfort upon palpation of the shoulder joint….… the first question you should ask is what is causing this and what do I need to do to address these issues. Regardless of pain, shoulder problems will get worse and eventually pain will show up. The earlier you can treat a shoulder issue the better the treatment outcomes.

If shoulder injuries are left alone, arthritis will build up in the glenohumeral joint. This is the joint between the arm and shoulder blade. Once your body builds bone spurs and loses joint space some of these changes are irreversible. Arthritis can also irritate tendons causes chronic issues.

Natural solutions to shoulder pain in North Portland OR


Chiropractic therapy utilizes light forces to mobilize restricted joints, like in the shoulder with frozen shoulder. When the glenohumeral joint is not moving in its normal range, this can irritate muscles, tendons and ligaments in the region. By mobilizing the shoulder joint, it allows proper motion in all structures, and this allows proper function as needed, avoiding chronic issues


Acupuncture works by increasing circulation to damaged structure such as tendons and joints. Acupuncture has been shown to have great results with rotator cuff syndrome and adhesive capsulitis.

Massage therapy

When a shoulder issue begins, muscles usually go into spasm. Massage therapy is helpful at decreasing muscle tension and spasms to allow proper motion in the shoulder and allows accelerated healing with other forms of treatment such as chiropractic and acupuncture


Acupuncture and chiropractic combined are very successful at treating shoulder injuries, but a proper rehab program at the office and at home need to be initiated to avoid future problems and re-aggravation.

The next time you have shoulder pain in North Portland, call North Portland Wellness Group and get a consultation to see if we can help



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North Portland Wellness Group

2205 North Lombard Street #101
Portland, OR 97217
PHONE: (503) 893-4407
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