Custom Care for a Complex Joint
Whether it’s sharp and burning or dull and achy, when your shoulder is in pain, it affects every single thing you do. Your shoulder is the body’s most flexible joint—and this makes it incredibly injury-prone.
We’ll work with you to find the root of your shoulder pain. Chiropractic care can relieve pressure on nerves and begin to restore the misalignment in your spine that may be causing your shoulder pain.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain might be caused by something small you do every day that adds up to pain over time or can be related to doing something new and overusing this hardworking joint. It may also be related to problems in other parts of your thoracic spine.
Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Poor posture, including hunching at a desk and tilting your head down to look at a phone or computer
- Overuse, including in sports like baseball or from household tasks like painting a ceiling
- Overhead lifting with improper technique or lifting things that are too heavy
- A compressed nerve in the neck that is referring pain to the shoulder
How Can a Chiropractor Help With Shoulder Pain?
Our goal at your first appointment is to learn what you’re going through and whether we can help relieve your shoulder pain. In your initial consultation, your chiropractor will discuss your symptoms and talk about your goals for treatment.
Next, your doctor will perform a chiropractic examination, testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend, and other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. That said, we will not do anything during your appointment without your consent.
Sometimes, we’ll take X-rays as part of our full evaluation, so we can rule out more serious conditions and create an effective treatment plan for you.
Sharing Our Recommendations
During your appointment, your chiropractor will give you a report of findings to answer 3 key questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
If we believe we can help, we’ll explain our recommended treatment plan. If you have a condition that requires care from other providers, the doctor will let you know.
Treatment at the First Appointment
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the end of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments (including spinal decompression), physiotherapy treatments, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Treatment is interactive, so you can always express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment or ask questions about the procedure.
Ongoing Care & Wellness Program
Finally, we’ll provide you with a wellness program to follow at home that may include stretches, exercises, the application of heat or ice, advice on developing and maintaining a healthy posture, and changes to your lifestyle that can all support your recovery from shoulder pain.
Chiropractic works best as a phased approach, beginning by addressing pain, progressing to corrective care, and finally becoming about maintaining wellness through a series of appointments. Learn more about what to expect from chiropractic care.
Visit Us in Warwick
You can find the entrance to our practice on Toll Gate Road. Take the exit onto Calef Street, and you’ll find us behind Laugh & Learn Academy and Cafe Tempo.
- 12 Calef Street
- Warwick, RI 02886
- Phone: (401) 386-9997
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
*We are closed between 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Our Google Reviews
“I no longer have constant pain and my legs feel great. I’m sleeping better. I haven’t taken pain medication since I began treating with Dr. Enos.”
Carol P. from Warwick, RI
“I thought I would just have to live with the pain I had. Driving, grocery shopping and certain household chores are much easier now. I love the way I feel!!”
Carolyn S. from Cranston, RI
“Dr. Enos takes the time to really ‘listen’ to my problems. A quality I feel is missing in most doctors!”