Shoulder complaints: Dysfunction, disorder and pain

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About Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body, but because of the range of motion it has, it is a relatively unstable joint and is therefore prone to injury. It is also the most frequently dislocated major joint in the body.

Shoulder pain can be felt locally or can be referred to other areas such as the arm or mid-back.

Our Approach to Shoulder Pain

We commonly see a lot of people who complain of shoulder pain, or those who are suffering with a frozen shoulder (also called Adhesive capsulitis).

Adhesive capsulitis occurs more frequently in women than men, between the ages of 40 to 60, and is five times more common in diabetics.

The real cause of frozen shoulder is still unknown however, it can be attributed to misuse and injury, surgery in the arm or shoulder, mastectomy, myocardial infarction, and lack of use.

There are three stages to the disorder:

1. The first stage is “Freezing.” This is where the pain increases, and the shoulder loses its range of motion. This can last between one to eight months.

2. The second stage is the “Frozen stage.” This can last upwards of four months.

3. The third stage is the “Thawing stage.” This is where shoulder motion and strength slowly improve until function has almost returned to normal; this can take anywhere from six months to six years.

If you are suffering with shoulder pain, or from a frozen shoulder, please contact us. We can offer very effective care and relief and accelerate the healing process once a thorough consultation and examination has been completed and the cause of the pain has been ascertained.

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Shoulder Pain Causes

There are many areas which can cause pain that the brain interprets as arising from the shoulder. The nerve supply for the shoulder comes from the neck, and subsequently a problem in one area can often be interlinked with a problem in another. This includes, but is not limited to:








Neck (cervical spine)


Frozen Shoulder

Prescription Orthotics

to create a healthier more attractive posture

Fantastic dedicated team, who always make you feel welcomed. With Chiropractic, massage and the insoles I have made huge progress, have a lot more movement and am in less pain. Would highly recommend Bury Chiropractic. 

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Sadiya Attiq

Bury Chiropractic is great. Friendly team and amazing practitioners. They will really take care of you. Everyone is approachable and very helpful. Helping you get your health goals is their no 1 priority. Don't think, just go there!

Hemi Vadgama

A very friendly and professional practice which I have been attending for many years. Going for regular adjustments helps me keep the ageing years at bay, keep up the good work!!!

Barbara Crook

I want to give a big "THANK YOU" to the Bury Chiropractic team. Everyone has been so pleasant and helpful! My entire family are grateful for your care and attention! Thank you for getting my health back on tract and keeping my family healthy, happy and well!!!

Dani Morgan

I cannot thank the team at Bury Chiropractic enough! They have helped me feel like a new woman and the care plan was well worth the investment. It's an investment in my health and that's what I wanted. Very happy.

Angel Koonar Turner

What a great clinic! The whole team at Bury Chiropractic are brilliant, and i recommend seeing them wholeheartedly!! If in doubt please make an appointment and let them help you. The biggest obstacle to getting better is making that first appointment, so phone and get on with it!

Andy Green

When I first visited I was very down about the back pain I was suffering to the point where I was really tearful. Alicia made me feel that it was ok to cry and it didn’t feel silly. After 4 months of treatment I am better than ever.



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First Time Visitors

Relief Care

Our first goal is to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible. The severity of your condition will determine the length of this phase. Typically, the number of visits in this phase is frequent and can involve multiple visits to the centre each week.

Rehabilitative / strengthen and corrective phase

During this phase of care, the goal is to remove the root cause of your problem and to restore optimal function. This phase of care is also dependent upon the severity of the problem. The frequency of care can still be multiple visits per week, but unlikely to be as frequent as the relief phase of care.

Wellness Care

Once your body has had the chance to heal, we believe it is important to continue with wellness care by having periodic adjustments to help prevent future problems and enable your body to continue to function at its most optimal level. Your lifestyle, health goals and practitioner’s advice will determine the frequency of care for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Chiropractic help my shoulder pain?

This is always dependent on the cause of your shoulder pain. If the pain is a result of a neuro-musculoskeletal problem, then we could help. We have had great success in the past with helping people alleviate their shoulder pain. 

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be a result of arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), rotator cuff injuries, bony spurs, fractures, dislocations and referred pain from the neck and organs such as the gallbladder, lungs, and heart, and inflammatory and systemic conditions.

Will my shoulder pain go away?

This is dependent upon the cause of your pain. Shoulder pain can come and go. But that is not to say the problem has gone away when the symptoms have. Symptoms are your body‘s way of communicating to you that there is a problem which needs to be addressed and should not be ignored. The earlier something is addressed, the better the long-term outcome. 

How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

If your shoulder pain is nothing untoward and neuromusculoskeletal in nature, simple stretches, frequent breaks from prolonged sitting, avoiding heavy lifting, using cryotherapy, and, in the short-term, rest, can all help to manage your symptoms. Do try to seek care as early as you can, for a better long-term solution. Mobilisations or adjustments to the shoulder administered by a Chiropractor can be very effective when used in conjunction with stretches and exercises.


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