Shoulder Pain Specialist

Andrew Curcuru, DC -  - Chiropractor

Active Health Center

Andrew Curcuru, DC

Chiropractor & Pain Management located in Downtown, Oakland, CA

The shoulder is a complex joint that allows for great mobility but is also vulnerable to pain. If you have shoulder pain that interferes with daily tasks, consult experienced chiropractor Andrew Curcuru, DC, of Active Health Center in Oakland, California. He provides a thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and holistic treatment to help you find relief and restore function. Call today for an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder is an incredibly mobile joint, which makes it functional and useful. However, this mobility also means it’s susceptible to injury.

Shoulder pain can occur for several reasons, including tendonitis, bursitis, injury, instability, and arthritis. Pain may also arise as a result of a frozen shoulder or issues with the rotator cuff. An accident, like a car accident or fall, can result in a sprain or strain that causes shoulder pain. 

When should I seek chiropractic care for shoulder pain?

When your shoulder pain keeps you from doing daily tasks, interferes with work, or causes pain as you sleep, you should seek care at Active Health Center. 

Concerning symptoms include:

  • Chronic or acute pain
  • Twinges or a persistent ache
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased function or strength in the arm
  • Swelling or redness around the joint
  • Discomfort when raising your arm to the side or overhead


Dr. Curcuru assesses the source of your pain and develops a treatment strategy to give you relief.

How is shoulder pain evaluated?

Dr. Curcuru provides a thorough evaluation of your shoulder pain. He examines your musculoskeletal function to determine if your shoulder pain is due to an issue at the joint or the spine.

He evaluates what movements aggravate your pain, which helps him pinpoint the cause. If your pain is due to an issue outside the chiropractic scope of practice, Dr. Curcuru can refer you to a trusted specialist. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

Dr. Curcuru offers conservative therapies that restore function and reduce pain in your shoulder joint. These include chiropractic manipulations to align your cervical vertebrae, massage therapy, acupuncture, and therapeutic exercises to restore range of motion and reduce stiffness. He may also recommend hot/cold therapy and movement modifications. 

These treatments are effective in reducing shoulder inflammation, improving flexibility, enhancing range of motion, and increasing muscle strength and tone. 

With consistent, competent chiropractic care, you can successfully resolve shoulder pain for the long term.

If you’re suffering from shoulder pain, don’t just hope it will go away on its own. Seek care from Active Health Center. Call today for an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.