If your shoulder pain is from muscle and skeletal causes seeking treatment from our office will help you get control of your pain and start living life again

Shoulder pain responds great to a combination of mobilizations, muscle work, and exercises

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome 
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Movement Disorder Pain
  • IT (Iliotibial) band syndrome 

Exercise is effective in terms of short-term recovery in rotator cuff disease, and longer-term benefit with respect to function
Exercise is effective for pain reduction and function restoration in impingement

Manual therapy benefits have the same success rates as injections alone

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You deserve to get to experience pain-free shoulder movements that give you to the ability to take back your life

You deserve the solutions to get back control of your shoulder pain

Kick start your healing process with manual therapy for muscle and soft-tissue pain relief

We evaluate your shoulder joint, ligaments, capsule, and muscles to determine what is playing a role in your pain

Next you will receive hands on chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations

We apply a quick gentle impulse into your mid-back to restore the lost range of motion due to the relationship the mid-back plays in shoulder movement

Exercise is where you learn to move right in our office and beyond

This where you get the power to move past your shoulder pain and focus on a life with enjoyable movement again

Frequently asked questions with shoulder pain

Life hacks to help stop annoying pain

Q: What life hacks do you have for hip pain? 

A: Use a tennis or trigger point ball for your shoulder, foam roll and mobilize your mid back, strengthen your shoulder blade muscles first before your rotator cuff and show muscles (like the deltoids and pectoralis), adust your driving and work positions so you can grab and manipulate things in a pain-free position, Keep you shoulder mobile with hand on the wall crawl exercises in flexion and abduction, warm-up or stretch before exercising or physical activities, try sleeping with your arm cuddling a pillow.  

Q: Can carrying stuff on my shoulders like a heavy purse or back pack cause me shoulder pain? 

A: Yes, having a heavy purse, satchel or backpack can cause an uneven weight distribution which will strain your shoulder muscles and will crompise the  shoulder, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association

Q: What is the anatomy of the shoulder?

A: The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), collar bone (clavicle), and shoulder blade (scapula). These bones are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Q: How many rotator cuff muscles are their?

A: The body has 4 rotator cuff muscles: infraspinatous, teres minor, supraspinatus, and subscapularis

Q: What is frozen shoulder?

A: Frozen shoulder (aka adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that produces stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement (freezes and locks). It may follow an accident or an injury that causes the tissues around the joint to stiffen and scar tissue to form. It results in difficult, painful shoulder movements. Frozen shoulder usually happens because of pain, injury, or a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or arthritis. Any shoulder problem can lead to frozen shoulder if you do not maintain full range of motion.


Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Rotator cuff pain due to shoulder impingement is common in both young athletes and middle-aged people.

Beginning symptoms may be mild. Patients frequently do not seek treatment at an early stage. These symptoms may include:

  • Minor pain that is present both with activity and at rest
  • Pain radiating from the front of the shoulder to the side of the arm
  • Sudden pain with lifting and reaching movements
  • Athletes in overhead sports may have pain when throwing or serving a tennis ball

As the problem progresses, the symptoms increase:

  • Pain at night
  • Loss of strength and motion
  • Difficulty doing activities that place the arm behind the back, such as buttoning or zippering
In most cases, initial treatment is nonsurgical. Although nonsurgical treatment may take several weeks to months, many patients experience a gradual improvement and return to function. Treatment initially focuses on restoring normal motion to your shoulder. Stretching exercises to improve range of motion are also very helpful.


Shoulder Labral Tear

SLAP and Bankharts

Unless it causes you pain, you might never give your shoulder’s labrum a thought. This thick band of tissue surrounds your shoulder socket and keeps your shoulder joint stable. There are different kinds of labrum tears. Your humerus and clavicle (collarbone). They work together in a ball-and-socket where the arm connects to your trunk. Your shoulder’s labrum isn’t a bone. It is soft tissue that helps connect the socket part of the scapula (called the glenoid) with the head of the humerus. If the labrum tears, there’s not enough cushion between those bones. 

There are many different kinds of shoulder labrum tears. A labrum SLAP tear covers a specific area. The upper, or superior, part of your labrum attaches to your tendon. In a labrum SLAP tear, SLAP stands for superior labrum anterior and posterior. This means your labrum is torn at the top in both the front (anterior) and back (posterior) of where it attaches to the biceps tendon.

A Bankart lesion is a lesion of the anterior part of the glenoid labrum of the shoulder. This injury is caused by repeated anterior shoulder dislocations. The dislocation of the shoulder joint (anterior) can damage the connective tissue ring around the glenoid labrum. It can also bring damage to the connection between the labrum and capsule. Usually, it has to do with none or poor construction of the medial glenohumeral ligament. This injury is common for athletes that practice volleyball, tennis, handball, and people who do overhead activities.

There are three ways to tear your labrum:

  1. Overuse
  2. Injury
  3. Wear and tear

The focus of the rehabilitation program is on maximizing dynamic stability, scapula positioning, proprioception and improving neuromuscular control, as there are no specific exercises to improve the labrum quality. 


Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens with use of the arm away from the body.

Rotator cuff injuries are common and increase with age. These may occur earlier in people who have jobs that require repeatedly performing overhead motions. 

Many people with rotator cuff disease can manage their symptoms and return to activities with therapy exercises that improve flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.

The pain associated with a rotator cuff injury may:

  • Be described as a dull ache deep in the shoulder
  • Disturb sleep
  • Make it difficult to comb your hair or reach behind your back
  • Be accompanied by arm weakness

Shoulder Movement Disorder Pain

Scapular Dyskinesis (which may also be referred to as SICK scapula syndrome)

Is an alteration or deviation in the normal resting or active position of the scapula during shoulder movement. The abnormal repetitive motion of the scapula, though sometimes asymptomatic, can increase the chances of progressive injury.
Common Signs and Symptoms
  • Pain and or tenderness around the scapula when using the arm overhead or carrying heavy objects with the arm at the side
  • Snapping or popping sensation around the scapula with shoulder movement
  • Loss of strength with shoulder and arm use
  • Asymmetrical posture (effected side usually sits lower)
  • Winging of the scapula
  • Instability of the shoulder (feels like it moves out of place)
  • Muscle weakness or imbalance
  • Poor overhead mechanics
  • Overuse or repetitive motions such as throwing or serving

What services do we offer to get you better?

Everything you need to get over your shoulder pain without drugs and surgery

Everything you need to decrease annoying pain, stiffness, swelling and increase healing so you can get back to proper movement

  • Hands-on chiropractic adjustments
  • Myofascial release and many other manual therapy techniques 
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Cupping
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Corrective and pre-rehabilitation exercises
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Dr. Hendrix is a wonderful doctor. He is a very caring person that wants to help you get better! He really helped me with my frozen shoulder when I had almost lost full range of motion in it

He did soft tissue therapy for several weeks and saved my shoulder from complete damage maybe even surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Dusti Hendrix! I am very grateful for his sweet encouragement and help!


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