Shoulder Pain Specialist

Bay Area Wellness Center

Chiropractor located in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL

Pain or stiffness in your shoulder can make moving your arm and participating in regular activities difficult. Physical therapy, spinal manipulation and adjustment, along with massage can help to alleviate shoulder pain and restore full motion. Dr. David Preston and the experienced chiropractors and medical providers at Bay Area Wellness Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, can get your arm moving again. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

The shoulder blade, long arm bone, and collarbone come together to form the ball-and-socket joint known as the shoulder.

Four tendons that attach your muscles to the bone form what’s called the rotator cuff and are responsible for your shoulder’s full range of motion. If these tendons become swollen, stretched or torn, they can cause significant pain in your shoulder.

Other causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Stiff tendons or muscles
  • Pinched nerves
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder dislocation

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

Your Bay Area Wellness chiropractors and medical providers performs a series of tests to diagnose your shoulder pain, including:

Physical examinations

Your doctor examines your shoulder to determine your range of motion and joint stability. He also feels the area to check for swelling or tenderness.


X-rays can help your doctor identify arthritis, bone spurs, or other issues that may be causing your shoulder pain.

Ultrasounds, CT’s and MRI’s

Your physician or medical provider may recommend an ultrasound or MRI to create a visual image of the tissues in your shoulder. These can reveal whether there’s any damage to your rotator cuff.

How is shoulder pain treated?

The chiropractors and medical providers at Bay Area Wellness Center address shoulder pain with a variety of treatments, including:

Spinal manipulation and Adjustments

Applying specific, sudden force to your vertebrae, your chiropractor expertly manipulates your spine to bring your shoulder and back into alignment and relieve your pain.


Deep tissue massage can soothe the tight muscles in your shoulder and alleviate your shoulder pain.

Physical Therapy

Your physician may assist you with rehabilitation exercises and stretching techniques to warm up stiff muscles and restore your range of motion. Rehabilitative may also help to strengthen weakened muscles that contribute to your pain.


Certain medications can significantly relieve both your shoulder pain and any swelling in the area.


Your Bay Area Wellness physician and medical provider may administer steroid injections to alleviate your pain and reduce inflammation.

To find relief from your shoulder pain, call or schedule an appointment online at Bay Area Wellness Center.