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Pain Between the Shoulder Blades? Sounds Like It's Time to See the Chiropractor!

woman sitting on table shoulder adjustmentA misalignment in the spine or ribs can produce symptoms like pain between the shoulder blades, on one side of the spine or under one shoulder blade—or even a sharp pain in the sternum that patients sometimes mistake for a heart attack.

This imbalance or misalignment can also involve muscle weakness in the area because alignment problems and soft tissue issues often go hand-in-hand.

What Causes Rib Misalignment?

Various things may contribute to a misalignment that causes pain between the shoulder blades, such as a sports injury, auto accident or overstretching. You may notice the ache comes on when you’ve been sitting at your desk or driving for an extended period of time, or perhaps when you lie on a hard surface.

How Chiropractic May Help

If you’re experiencing this type of pain, we recommend getting checked out by one of our experienced Aspire Chiropractic Hamilton chiropractors. We’ll conduct a thorough examination to assess the joints of your spine, shoulder and ribs and make appropriate adjustments to restore proper alignment.

We use a variety of chiropractic adjusting techniques, such as Activator Methods®, Gonstead, Diversified and Advanced Biostructural Correction, and we’ll tailor care to your specific situation.

When Will I Feel Better?

The bad news is that a misaligned rib can be very painful. The good news is it’s pretty straightforward to correct. If the cause of your shoulder blade pain is a rib, you’ll likely feel better after a few adjustments. If the issue is in the shoulder joint itself or the spine, recovery time will vary, and we’ll let you know what to expect for your specific situation.

Get Started Today

Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong, and ignoring it means your quality of life suffers longer than it needs to. Contact us to schedule your appointment and start feeling better today!

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