Sep 14, 2022

Inside each of your shoulders is a tiny, fluid-filled sac known as a bursa. Bursae help reduce friction between the bones in your joints. If the bursa in your shoulder becomes inflamed, it leads to a condition known as shoulder bursitis.

Symptoms: discomfort when lying on your shoulder, pain that gets worse when you lift your arm to the side, pain when pushing or opening a door, pain when trying to circle your arm, pain on the outside or top of your shoulder, pressure or pain when pushing on the top of your shoulder.

Causes: There are several ways to get bursitis, but the condition is usually caused by too much stress on the bursa. The second type is called infected bursitis and is more serious. IN this type, the bursa becomes infected with bacteria. If the infection spreads, it can cause serious problems. They last type, typically seen in athletes, is called traumatic bursitis (or acute traumatic bursitis). Of the three types, it is the least common. It is either due to repetitive rubbing of an extremity against a hard surface or from too much bending of the joint.

People at higher risk of Shoulder Bursitis: Carpenters, Musicians, Athletes, Gardeners

Chiropractors may help those with bursitis problems, either directly, by reducing pain, or indirectly, correcting the origin of the problem: misalignment at a spinal level, imbalance, dorsal subluxations of the scapular waist, affecting the correct function of the shoulder.

Chiropractic care may help to decrease pain and stiffness by restoring the correct joint range of motion.