Do you have shoulder pain? Are you sure it's from a shoulder injury because neck injuries commonly cause shoulder pain. Everyday someone in our clinic complains of shoulder pain but really the pain is in the space between the shoulder blade and the spine, caused by a neck injury. This is what we would call interscapular pain.
Why Does My Shoulder Hurt from a Neck Injury?
Our muscles get tight around the injury as a defense mechanism. Our bodies are telling us not to use an injured muscle by tightening the surrounding muscles. This makes them so that they are uncomfortable to utilize. In the case of certain neck injuries, the delicate area is so close to the shoulder it can deceive you into thinking that you hurt your shoulder and not your neck. This type of pain starts with stiffness and malalignment in the neck and upper back, and the associated muscles.
See what chiropractic treatment can do for your interscapular shoulder pain. You may be surprised at how effective it can be. Our Roseville chiropractors can help you get back on track.