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Wake Forest, NC 27587 US

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Shoulder Pain FAQs From Our Chiropractors

Answers to Your Questions About Shoulder Pain in Wake Forest

Most adults will suffer from shoulder pain sometime during their lifetime.  While ice and heat can help for minor problems, pain can be a warning sign of a more serious condition.  If you are experiencing shoulder pain that continues to be an issue, the professionals at Porter & Rabinowitz Chiropractic can help.

man holding his shoulder because he is in pain

Shoulder Pain

Here are some answers to most common questions we get at our Wake Forest Chiropractic practice.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Arm pain and shoulder pain may be the result of an injury but can also occur by muscle strains, muscle tears, tendinitis, or simply overuse.

Can It Be Something Serious?

Pain that is on-going or disrupts your normal activities, needs to be checked out.  Your condition may be temporary, or it may be the result of one of these conditions:

  • Shoulder Bursae 
  • Rotator Cuff Injury 
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tendinitis

How Can A Chiropractor Help?

Yes.  In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may recommend spinal decompression, posture corrections, and other non-invasive treatments.  Some people get relief quickly.  Others may need a series of treatments.

What Can I Expect On My First Visit?

The first time you visit a chiropractor, the doctor will need to do an evaluation, which may include X-Rays.  After the evaluation, they will develop a plan of treatment that may include a variety of approaches depending on the severity and duration of your condition.

Will I Need Surgery?

Surgery may be needed, but it’s prudent to explore non-surgical options. Dr. Adam Rabinowitz and Dr. Kelly Porter will work directly with you to develop a treatment plan.

What Is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology is both a diagnostic and treatment technique that test muscles to determine whether your body is functioning correctly.

Contact Your Wake Forest Chiropractor for an Appointment

Get in touch with Porter & Rabinowitz Chiropractic for a consultation about your shoulder injury. Contact us at (919)556-0282 to set your next appointment.

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  • "Absolutely positively the best experience I've had with a doctor. My problem (chronic tennis elbow) melted away!"
    A.M. (treated by Dr. Rabinowitz)

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