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Shoulder Pain Specialist in Clovis CA

shoulder pain Clovis CA

If you’ve recently had an injury, such as an automobile accident, then you probably know why you’re having shoulder pain. But sometimes shoulder pain seems to come out of nowhere. Either way, one thing’s for certain: You want relief. At Sierra Functional Medical in Clovis, California, you’ll meet with Travis Ryan, DC. As one of the area’s leading chiropractors, Dr. Ryan will find out exactly what’s causing your shoulder pain and set you up on a treatment plan. You can start experiencing pain relief as early as your first session.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Why am I having shoulder pain?

Your shoulder can be particularly susceptible to injuries because it’s a ball and socket joint that moves around a lot. You might have shoulder pain that’s caused by:

  • Tendonitis or overuse
  • A torn rotator cuff
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Pinched nerves
  • Muscle strains
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bone fractures

How does a chiropractor diagnose and treat shoulder pain?

Dr. Ryan will sit down and talk with you about your symptoms. If you have any imaging, like old X-rays, bring them to your appointment. Dr. Ryan usually likes to get a new picture of your shoulder, before putting together a treatment plan. He’ll probably get some quick X-rays of the area, just to see if he can figure out exactly what’s going on. Dr. Ryan can start treating you once he has a more clear picture as to what’s causing your shoulder pain.

Many men and women who have shoulder pain benefit from a series of chiropractic adjustments. These treatments allow Dr. Ryan to manually manipulate your entire skeleton so that all joints and vertebrae go back into their proper positions. That typically helps relieve issues with inflammation, pinched nerves, and misalignment.

Does my posture make shoulder pain worse?

It certainly can. If you have poor posture, or if you work at a desk all day and slouch, you’re more likely to have shoulder pain. Since Dr. Ryan has an extensive background in exercise and rehabilitation, he’ll teach you exercises that strengthen your upper back and shoulders. He can even teach you little tricks you can do throughout the day to prevent shoulder pain from starting up in the first place.

Can I still get treatment for shoulder pain if I have a lot of inflammation or swelling?

Yes. If you have severe pain and inflammation in your shoulders, such as a whiplash injury caused by a car accident, Dr. Ryan can still create a treatment plan for you. He may not want to make regular chiropractic adjustments until your swelling subsides, but he can provide other treatments to help your soft tissues heal. These treatments may include:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Gentle stretching exercises

Dr. Ryan often finishes each of your sessions with applying heat or ice to your shoulders. This further helps keep inflammation down, especially after an intense treatment session.


9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm


Sierra Functional Medical
2181 Herndon Avenue #103
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 297-0030

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