Shoulder Pain

Chiropractic Treatment to End Your Shoulder Pain in Franklin, TN


The shoulder is made up of joints, tendons, and muscles that allow it to provide a significant range of motion. Most people use their shoulders dozens, even hundreds, of times a day. From putting on our clothes to scratching our heads to working out, our shoulder mobility is vital to our everyday routine.

With this abundance of movement; however, the shoulder area can become injured or unstable and lead to pain and loss of usual motion patterns.

Chiropractic care is a smart and safe solution for those who have shoulder pain. With a deep understanding of how the joints and soft tissues work, we can determine the reason for your discomfort and provide services that mend the condition.

At Crist Chiropractic, we want to help you live comfortably doing the things you love to do, confident that your body will support you. Whether your shoulder pain is dull, chronic, or severe, we’re here for you.

Contact our Cool Springs chiropractic clinic, and let’s work together on real solutions that end your pain at the source.

Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain?

People get shoulder injuries for a variety of reasons; some are due to their active lifestyle, others have improper movement patterns, and some have been in serious accidents. Whatever the reason, we know you want your pain to end.

Our team offers a full-body approach to your treatment so we can accurately find the source of your discomfort and give you the best treatment plan possible. This is a vital step because shoulder pain can occur even if the injury is in the cervical spine (neck) or the back. We will thoroughly assess each patient to ensure the injury gets the right attention.


Rotator Cuff Injuries

In many cases, shoulder discomfort stems from an injury involving the rotator cuff, which is the four-muscle area in the shoulder socket and is prone to strains. These injuries often occur due to joint and soft tissue overuse and regular wear and tear.

Generally, the patient feels discomfort in the front and outside of the shoulder, and pain may radiate down into the arm.

woman with shoulder pain

Other common reasons you may suffer from shoulder pain include:

  • Herniated disc  
  • Impingement or a pinched nerve
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder sprain or strain 
  • Arthritis
  • Tear or bruising in soft tissue
  • Inflammation 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Cartilage tear


Some reasons shoulder injuries occur include: 

  • Sport-related damage, such as heavy weightlifting, baseball, tennis, and volleyball
  • Job-related physical work, such as landscapers, painters, construction workers, and carpenters
  • Muscle and joint overuse
  • Traumatic accidents, such as a slip and fall or car accident  
  • Poor posture and ergonomics
  • Old injuries
  • Chronic injuries
  • Mental and emotional stress
  • Carrying babies or small children consistently on one side 


Once your injury is discovered, a unique wellness plan will be put in place so you can find the relief you need quickly and safely.

Why Patients Come to Crist Chiropractic for Shoulder Pain Treatment

We value your health, and encouraging an active lifestyle is part of that. When in pain, getting out of bed can be challenging, so adhering to physical activity can be impossible. We want to help rid your body of pain using effective, natural methods so you can get back to the things you love pain-free.


No matter your age or abilities, we’d like to work with you if you’re suffering from any of the following: 

  • Weakness or stiffness in the shoulder
  • Loss of range of motion and flexibility
  • Throbbing aches in the shoulder while at rest
  • Shoulder pain after hearing a snapping or popping sound
  • Radiating pain starting at the shoulder and continuing to the neck, arm, or back
  • Discomfort or inability to throw, lift, or complete repetitive actions while participating in exercise, sport, or your job
  • Discomfort while sleeping
  • Discomfort performing daily activities such as driving or getting dressed


These symptoms often worsen after activity, and you may find that putting pressure on the injured shoulder is painful, making sleep positions important to your comfort. Our holistic, non-invasive techniques are safe, often providing immediate relief.


We’ve alleviated several symptoms by treating the root cause, including: 

  • Shoulder pain while working or exercising
  • Shoulder weakness and stiffness
  • Shoulder aches while at rest
  • Tech neck
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Motion loss
  • Reduced mobility and flexibility


Let us help you end your pain and keep it away.

chiropractic care for neck pain

How We Treat Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries come in many shapes and sizes; if yours does not require surgery or if you’ve already had surgery and want help recovering, our chiropractic solutions have been proven to aid in healing and restoring the body. 


Some of our solutions to shoulder pain include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations- a swift, controlled, highly targeted thrust to an affected joint or area
  • Spinal decompression- solutions that reduce the pressure put on the spine and compressed nerves
  • Postural, ergonomic, and movement guidance 
  • Exercises and stretching techniques based on your needs and goals
  • Soft tissue therapies- removing inflammation and improving circulation to the soft tissues allows them to heal and fully function
  • ArthroStim- this handheld tool performs adjustments and delivers 12-14 thrusts per second for stronger, faster implementation than manual thrusts


When appropriate, we’ll provide take-home exercises, stretches, and solutions to enhance and complement your in-office treatment and help you safely heal faster. Finding balance is good for the body and mind; let’s get you there. 

Benefits of Chiropractic Care from Our Franklin Clinic

Don’t let your shoulder pain get in the way of your daily routine. Whether you want to lift more weight, hold your child, plant your garden, or throw a no-hitter, we think our solutions can be of service to you. 


We’ve seen our treatments offer many benefits to our patients, including:

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved range of motion, flexibility, and movement
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Enhanced energy 
  • Increased focus and productivity 
  • Improved overall body health and strength
  • Reduced recovery time and downtime
  • Improved joint health and function
  • Reduced mental stress
  • Improved quality of life


Don’t let your shoulder pain worsen or spread; let us help end the condition and stop the symptoms that are holding you back. Contact us today. 

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