Upper Cervical Care for Chronic Tendonitis in Washington

Chiropractic Washington DC Shoulder Pain Young Woman

Shoulder pain is a common complaint that affects millions of people every year. It can manifest as sharp or dull pain, stiffness, or weakness in the shoulder joint, making it difficult to carry out normal daily activities. While there are many causes of shoulder pain in Washington, such as rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, or arthritis, recent research has found a link between upper cervical misalignment, brainstem irritation, and shoulder pain.

At our upper cervical chiropractic practice in northwest Washington DC, we specialize in treating neuromuscular conditions like shoulder pain. Using gentle, non-invasive techniques, we help our patients achieve relief from their pain and improve their overall quality of life.

Relieve Shoulder Pain With Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care in Washington

Upper cervical chiropractic care is based on the belief that the upper cervical spine, the top two vertebrae in your neck, are key to the health and wellness of your entire body. Misalignments in this area can irritate the brainstem, which is responsible for regulating many of the body's functions. By correcting these misalignments through precise and gentle adjustments, we can reduce irritation to the brainstem, improve spinal alignment, and reduce inflammation in the body. This can lead to a significant reduction in shoulder pain symptoms and improved overall well-being.

But don't just take our word for it. Studies have shown that upper cervical care can be an effective treatment option for shoulder pain. In a case report published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, a patient with chronic shoulder pain received upper cervical chiropractic care and experienced significant pain reduction and improved range of motion. Another case report, published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, found that upper cervical care improved shoulder pain symptoms in a patient with pre-existing cervical spine degeneration.

At our office, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with personalized care tailored to their individual needs. We use state-of-the-art technology to assess spinal alignment and create a customized treatment plan for each patient. Our goal is to not only provide relief from symptoms but help our patients achieve long-term wellness and improved quality of life.

Whether you're experiencing acute or chronic shoulder pain, our office is here to help. We specialize in treating neuromuscular conditions, including shoulder pain, and have helped many patients achieve relief from their pain and improve their quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free life.


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Palisades Upper Cervical Chiropractic

5185 MacArthur Boulevard #210
Washington, DC 20016
P: (202) 558-2101