Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can occur suddenly and we may not know the initial cause. Since it is a complex joint that can incur damage at any time, it’s crucial to address pain as quickly as possible. At Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic in Urbana, IL, we offer treatment that can help reduce your discomfort and allow you to enjoy daily activities without obstructions. Prior to scheduling your appointment with us, learn more about the causes of shoulder pain below:



Bursitis occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs known as bursae that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues become inflamed and swollen due to excessive shoulder use. This condition, called subacromial bursitis, often accompanies rotator cuff tendinitis and causes pain and can hinder everyday tasks.

Tendon Damage

The tendons most commonly affected in the shoulder are the rotator cuff and a biceps tendon. The rotator cuff, consisting of small muscles and tendons, provides stability and facilitates motion within the shoulders. Tendon tears can occur due to acute injury, degenerative changes, or sudden trauma, resulting in partial or complete separation of the tendon from the bone.

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement occurs when top of the shoulder blade, known as the acromion, compresses the underlying soft tissues during arm movement. This impairment can lead to bursitis and tendinitis, causing pain and restricting mobility.


Shoulder instability happens due to a sudden injury or overuse. Recurring partial or complete dislocations can cause pain and instability when you move your arms and increase the risk of developing arthritis in the joint.


Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, can also lead to shoulder pain. It develops slowly over time and is often associated with swelling, pain, and stiffness. Avoiding shoulder movements to alleviate discomfort from arthritis may result in additional pain and restrict motion.

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain 

When you’re encountering shoulder pain, seeking appropriate care is crucial. Our chiropractors can provide effective treatments that address joint dysfunction, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility. We utilize various techniques, such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises, that are tailored to each individual's needs. 

Contact us for Treatment Today

At Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic in Urbana, we offer a variety of treatments that can help relieve your shoulder pain. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, call us at 367-3333 today. Our team is dedicated to helping your improve your quality of life!

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