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Shoulder pain or neck pain?

Apr 17, 2023
Shoulder pain patient and chiropractic expert at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries located in Ankeny, Altoona, Grime
The underlying causes of shoulder pain are often associated with tissue disturbance from your neck, not tissue injury to the shoulder.

Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting a physician, especially a chiropractor. The underlying causes of shoulder pain are often associated with tissue disturbance from your neck.  Shoulder pain and symptoms that are aching, dull, constant-even without use, located on top of the shoulder blade, between your shoulders, at the nape of your neck, or even down the arm into your hands and fingers are most attributed to your neck tissues. These tissues become irritated, inflamed, or damaged and will refer to and radiate pain and symptoms in your upper back and shoulder. They can even feel like you have a “muscle knot” or a “tight” feeling. A clear understanding of what is causing the symptoms is the first step to effective treatment and the results you want to achieve. Examining pain and referred symptoms, especially chronic pain and symptoms, shouldn’t be limited to the location of your symptoms. That type of examination wouldn’t even be appropriate for a blinking car engine light

on your dashboard. The lightbulb is the apparent problem, but a deeper look into the cause of the blinking light needs to be realized and repaired effectively.

At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries, our doctors of chiropractic specialize in diagnostic excellence and provide the best conservative chiropractic and orthopedic treatments available for shoulder injuries, neck pain, and cervical disc herniations.  We have locations in Ankeny, Grimes, and Altoona, Iowa, for your convience.  

Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries, PC
Ankeny Address: 1710 W. 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50023
✆ Phone (appointments): 515-964-3000

Grimes Address: 1451 SE 3rd, Suite 100, Grimes, IA 50111
✆ Phone (appointments): 515-579-5451

Altoona Address: 3770 8th St. SW, Suite A, Altoona, IA 50009
✆ Phone (appointments): 515-579-5641