Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain services offered in Katy, TX

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain doesn’t just come from the joint itself — the source is often pinched nerves in your spine. Contact One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, if you have shoulder pain. Highly experienced chiropractors Nathan D. Gomez, DC, Guadalupe Lee, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, provide expert diagnosis and treatment, including chiropractic spinal adjustments that relieve nerve compression. Call One Life Chiropractic or request a consultation online today for fast, effective shoulder pain relief.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Ligament strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries

In many cases, shoulder-related pain comes from the thoracic spine (upper back) and spreads through your neck and shoulders. This pain originates in the nerves serving this part of your body.

How disabling is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be very disabling, preventing you from doing everyday activities that you’d normally take for granted.

Routine tasks like dressing, brushing your teeth or hair, and cooking become a challenge and aggravate your pain. Some patients lose sleep and are unable to work because of shoulder pain.

What treatments ease shoulder pain?

Having determined what’s causing your shoulder pain, your One Life Chiropractic provider designs a personalized treatment plan for you. Treatments that help with shoulder pain include:

Spinal decompression

Reducing nerve pressure in the spine resolves many patients’ shoulder pain. Spinal decompression gently spreads the vertebrae in your spine apart using traction. This allows misaligned tissues that could be pressing on your spinal nerves to return to their correct position. 

Manual manipulation

Hands-on chiropractic techniques use sharp, fast thrusting movements to restore spinal alignment.


The ArthroStim hand-held device enables your provider to deliver quick, precise thrusts at high speed. This boosts your body’s natural healing abilities by stimulating the cells responsible for tissue repair and regeneration.

Laser therapy

Grade IV deep tissue laser therapy also increases your body’s healing ability. The laser emits light into the underlying tissues, promoting cellular repair.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

One Life Chiropractic uses PHYSIQ’s STEP (sequential thermal and electrical pulse) technology, which combines a super luminescent diode matrix (SDM) with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).

The Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique uses special stainless steel instruments that release muscle fibers and break down internal scar tissue. It’s one of several forms of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that One Life Chiropractic uses.


Cupping is a complementary therapy where your provider puts special heated cups on your body. The cups go over places like acupuncture points, creating suction that improves blood flow and speeds healing.


Orthobiologics come from human cells, often those in your body. They help you recover faster from an acute injury or boost fresh healing of old injuries.

Call One Life Chiropractic or request an appointment online today to learn more about effective shoulder pain relief.