Shoulder pain includes any pain that arises in or around your shoulder. Shoulder pain is a common problem with a number of different causes, most often, it manifests as a symptom of another problem. Shoulder pain may originate in the joint itself, or from any of the many surrounding muscles, such as the neck.
Shoulder pain can occur in the shoulder from diseases or conditions that involve the shoulder joint, the soft tissues and bones surrounding the shoulder, or the nerves that supply sensation to the shoulder area.
Some signs that shoulder pain needs immediate attention may include a decreased ability to hold objects, decreased functioning of the arm, shoulder pain that persists even while at rest. After examining the patient and locating the source of pain, chiropractic care can help relieve shoulder pain and get the shoulder back to its original state of functionality.