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Chiropractic care for bursitis

A natural first step in finding relief from bursitis pains and discomfort.

Understanding Bursitis and how chiropractic care could help manage pain or discomfort.

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis, often referred to as a 'working man's disease,' is most common in those over the age of 40. It can occur through repetitive motion or minor impact. 

A bursa is a sac of fluid that provides cushion for bones and tendons around a joint. If a joint is overused or under pressure for long periods of time from sport, work, or some other repetitive motion, a nearby bursa can become inflamed. Although bursitis most commonly strikes in the shoulders in individuals with hobbies such as gardening, raking, carpentry, shoveling, painting, scrubbing, tennis, golf, skiing, throwing, or pitching, bursitis can also affect the elbows, knees and hips.

Pain, swelling and tenderness of a joint are common symptoms of bursitis.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those With Bursitis?

Chiropractic care is a great non-invasive way to relieve pain caused by bursitis. Chiropractic treatment offers a non-invasive, drug-free, and extremely effective option for reducing the limitations bursitis causes. Chiropractic care can reduce the use of over the counter pain medications.

Chiropractors provide gentle, non-invasive adjustments that reduce restriction in joints. The adjustment is helpful in reducing joint inflammation that causes pain, restores joint mobility, and improves the function of the nervous system. Spinal health allows the body to better manage symptoms associated with bursitis. 

Listed here are some of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments can provide to bursitis patients:

  • Reduced pain/discomfort

  • Increased Range of Motion

  • Increased Flexibility

  • Increased activity/better lifestyle


In order to see if chiropractic can help, a detailed physical examination should be performed, and if necessary x-rays should be taken. Fortunately, Beach Cities Chiropractic offers on-site digital x-rays that can be reviewed immediately. This examination and consultation will determine if chiropractic can help. If so, a tailor-made care plan will be created for you.


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