Shoulder Pain

At Maryland Farms Chiropractic our team of dedicated health care professionals has been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with Brentwood residents for many years. We’re here to help you discover the source of your pain and to develop a sustainable treatment plan. Shoulder pain can be caused by over-activity, regular activity, or even inactivity. We place pressure on our shoulders when we walk, work, play, and sleep. The joints, tendons, and muscles allow our arms to have their range of motion. Any injury to the shoulder can cause pain or immobility.


Three bones make up the shoulder. The upper arm bone is the humerus. The shoulder blade is the scapula, and the collarbone is the clavicle. Muscles and tendons hold your humerus in place in the socket of the shoulder – this is the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff tissues are what attach your humerus to your scapula.


  • Bursitis: The bursae are cushion-type sacs of fluid that reduce friction between bones, muscle, and tissue when there’s movement in the joint. Overuse or excessive use can cause inflammation and pain.
  • Tendinitis: This is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles to the bones. It can be caused by overuse, repetitive use, and arthritis.
  • Tendon Tears: Long-term overuse or sudden acute injury to the shoulder can cause a tear in the tendons. Tendon tears can be painful, ranging in severity from a partial tear to a complete separation from the bone.
  • Dislocation: Sudden impact to the shoulder area can sometimes force the upper arm bone from the shoulder socket. The dislocation can be partial or full.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It’s typically the result of what many people call “wear and tear”. Injuries can accelerate the onset of arthritis.
  • Frozen Shoulder: This painful condition can arise when shoulder tissue thickens and tightens around the joint. If not treated, the shoulder can become immobile.


Chiropractors specialize in treating muscle and joint pain. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the root cause of your shoulder pain before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it. A gentle manual adjustment can provide pain relief. Adjustments to other parts of your body, back, and neck, will also relieve your pain and improve your range of motion. When the spine becomes misaligned, the vertebrae may compress nerves that lie along the spinal column, sending pain messages throughout the body. Gentle massage can also help release tightened tissues in the shoulder region.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Pain Management in Brentwood

Call Maryland Farms Chiropractic today at (615) 309-8279 for more information on shoulder pain or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.

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