Shoulder Pain treatment options at Helton Chiropractic

Fall sports has brought in a fresh group of shoulder pain patients into my office. Using chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy, myofascial release, stretches, electric stim, heat, and posture correction can all play a part in getting relief. Shoulder pain is complex. It can come from an injury to the shoulder but most people don’t realize it can also be a product of poor posture, cervical disc bulges (neck,) muscle dysfunction in the chest, problems with the shoulder blade, even the TMJ. We do a full history and evaluation to determine what all is involved in getting patients back to healthy. If poor posture is not addressed, pain may return even though the muscles have healed. If alignment is but the disc is healed in the neck, the pain may return almost immediately. I’ve used the Class IV Laser Pain Therapy on many of my shoulder patients but have had some respond very well with electric muscle stimulation and heat therapy. Nearly all patients need some form of muscle tissue work to release contracted muscles that cause the shoulder to not move properly. It’s interesting to see that fewer surgeries are being done on rotator cuff tears due to the difficulty in rehabbing the shoulder while it’s healing. Movement is vital to healthy function.


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Helton Chiropractic
5224 75th Suite B
Lubbock, Texas 79424

How We Are Different

Dr. Helton is a unique Lubbock chiropractor who specializes in difficult cases that have not responded to other care. All treatment plans are highly individualized based on your specific history, needs and goals.

Areas We Serve

We are located in Lubbock and serve the communities that reside in zip codes 79424, 79423, 79336, 79414 and 79407. However, we see patients from a large radius around Levelland, Lubbock, Slaton, and Brownfield because of the unique, customized treatment options we offer.


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