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Top Chiropractic Shoulder Specialist Singapore

When you hear the word ‘chiropractor,’ what typically comes to mind?

Many people experiencing shoulder pain don’t often think of chiropractic care, assuming that chiropractic treatment is limited just to the back and neck.

However, chiropractic care can be one of the most effective ways of shoulder treatment!

This is especially true at Elite Spine Centres Singapore, with our unique holistic system of care and non-surgical treatments.

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Say goodbye to your shoulder problems with the Functional Correction Method (FCM) – no surgery or drugs involved!

We help patients with all types of shoulder conditions utilising our signature Functional Correction Method (FCM).

Whether you’re suffering from a shoulder injury, or just want to seek pain relief for stiffness in your neck or shoulders and improve the movement of your shoulder joint, chiropractic care can help you feel better quickly and efficiently.

Some of the more common shoulder instability and injuries that we treat:

  • Persistent pain at the back of the shoulder

  • Sprains (ligaments) and strains (shoulder muscles and tendons)

  • Radiating pain from the cervical (neck) region

  • Shoulder bursitis

  • Tendinitis

  • Common shoulder injuries (such as rotator cuff injury or tendon tears)

  • Arm Numbness

  • Frozen shoulder

By using the right combination of treatment modalities (including rehabilitation and chiropractic techniques), our chiropractors at Elite Spine Centres are equipped to restore your health to its optimum condition as soon as possible.

Contact us today to find the best treatment plan for your shoulder pain!

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Our Signature Functional Correction Method (FCM)

Often, pain is the way your body shows you warning signs that something isn’t operating the way it should be.

Let us bring you relief with our Elite Spine chiropractic treatment strategy.

Our signature Functional Correction Method (FCM) combines the best in modern chiropractic treatment, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to address your shoulder pain thoroughly.

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Step 1 – Initial Consultation

At Elite Spine Centres, we firmly believe in creating a low-stress, patient-centric environment.

Our Doctor of Chiropractic will review your symptoms and health history in detail to better understand what may be causing your shoulder pain.

We will work with you to address your symptoms and concerns, ensuring that you understand your medical condition before proceeding with treatment.

There will be no hard sales or excessively long treatment packages – we want to work with you, not against you!

Step 2 – Spine and Body Examination

A thorough physical examination will be performed to assess the shoulder area. The assessment will typically involve:

  • Looking out for any fibrous scar tissue
  • Examining the rotator cuff muscles to test your shoulder movement and muscle strength
  • Checking the surrounding spinal mechanics to see if it is also affecting the shoulder complex

Orthopaedic or neurological tests may also be performed if needed at this time. This will allow us to rule out possible underlying causes and obtain a proper diagnosis.

Most of our patients will be able to receive treatment on their first session once any potential safety concerns have been ruled out!

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Elite Spine Team

Step 3 – Doctor’s Report and Recommendations

The doctor will assess your response to the first session and review any studies which may have been requested (X-rays, MRI scan, etc.).

Based on the findings, a customised plan of action will be discussed with you to help you reach your treatment goals.

Compared to the typical approach of symptoms management via medication, doctors of chiropractic can deal with your shoulder pain right at the root.

This is also where you can bring up any questions, concerns or suggestions, and we will do our best to assist you according to your needs.

Step 4 – Holistic Chiropractic Treatment

Treatment usually involves chiropractic manipulations to realign your body back to its natural state and improve blood flow to soft tissues.

If needed, advanced therapeutic technologies may be used to complement your healing.

Your comprehensive treatment plan will also involve personalised lifestyle advice and rehabilitative exercises to prevent your condition from recurring and restore proper long-term movement patterns and posture.

This means our patients are able to achieve more complete recovery in a shorter amount of time than at other centres!

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Hear What Our Patients Say

Based on 246 reviews
Iv Iv
Iv Iv
My husband has been dealing with lower back pain for years. Did some research online and made an appointment with Elite. This was about 3 years ago, and my husband is still with Dr Michael. :)
Stella Amanda
Stella Amanda
I found out about Elite Spine Centres after struggling with neck and shoulder pain and migraines. I have never tried chiropractic before. I had my own doubts and concerns. But decided to give it a try anyway based on the good review from Google. From the first moment I reached out, the team has always been very helpful and friendly. I came with lots of questions about my condition as well as the chiropractic itself. Dr. Mike understood my concern. He patiently explained every time I have questions, about my progress and also any other symptoms/sensation that I noticed after starting treatment. At the initial process, he gave a gentler adjustment, until I was more accustomed to the experience. He even went the extra mile to provide me with resources to help me exercise/train my shoulder. The comprehensive treatment, stretches and exercises given to me helped my symptoms a lot. They haven't completely gone away as this is a long process. But I haven't taken any painkiller again since then. Overall, great experience. I've even recommended this place to friends are experiencing similar issues. Thank you Dr. Mike and team :)
Ks Chia
Ks Chia
Very professional and caring team. Mum’s spinal issue improved after trying all sorts of therapy elsewhere. Knee problem has always been an issue too and i have seen great improvement.
Since am working in healthcare industry for 30+ years, rarely I will comment on medical treatments & Outcomes due to lot of unknown factors. However, this time I felt compelled to write this review for sharing my personal experiences with Dr Mike and his professionally trained team from Elite Spine Care centre. First, up all I have had a pleasant treatment and impressed with customized therapy and clinical services provided over 16 sessions at timely manner. They never acted like they didn’t have time for me. I received extensive help at any time from Dr Mike and all clinical and admin staffs, which I really appreciated. Since am in Technology side, my job required extensive work on IT systems, cause of that end of the day I used to have severe pain on my right neck, right shoulder and right leg. I got this pain from late 2015 when I attempted to lift a heavy object Since then I had a weaving Scapula on right shoulder & radiating pain on right neck and arm. I had numerous number of consultations with Ortho and spine specialists, MRI and CT studies and Physiotherapy sessions start from 2015. However, pain had increased steeply and even led to muscle loss on my right arm and shoulder joints. I could not bear the pain and decided to search for alternate treatments such as Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese massage, accupuncture, etc at various places. By God’s, grace one of my friend introduced Dr Mike and intially signed up for 16 sessions at discounted and offordable price I would like to say what a positive experience I had with Dr Mike and his team. They explained everything to me and made every visit more comfortable and worry free. After 4 sessions, I have realised the benefits and now I do not have much pain and recovering from muscle loss and scapula weaving. I have planned to extend the treatment for another 1 year for stabilise the condition. Right now am looking forward to have regular session with Dr Mike and his team. Once again my sincere thanks to Dr Mike, his therapists and all Clinical and administrative staffs for the respect and care that you have showed me. You are always very special people in my heart
Muhd Hidayat
Muhd Hidayat
Dr Mike and the Elite Gang have been amazing hosts in my chiropractic journey. Dr Mike often emphasises that chiropractic isn't a one-day miracle cure. Chiropractic is about the re-introduction of movements in which the body has not utilised and maintaining them. In the beginning, I was looking for a treatment that would help elevate the ache between my shoulder blades from physical activities. Dr Mike provided a fluid program which resulted in an improvement on my shoulder mobility and the ache reduced gradually. Eventually, my aim is to be more aware of my body structure and search for methods to improve muscle recovery after intense physical activities. Armed with skilled hands, new technology and a friendly, caring team, Elite Spine has provided me with an amazing care in my recovery and fine-tuning of my body. Thanks ya'lls!!
Xin Yu Chua
Xin Yu Chua
I had severe aching from the lower back down to my feet, it was so bad that I absolutely needed a massage almost everyday. Just a few sessions at Elite Spine made a huge difference and I could now walk/ stand for a long time and run abit without experiencing much soreness. Sleep quality also improved. I also like that there were home stretches recommended to improve condition and body posture. Doctors and staff there were very friendly, I could bring my toddler with me when needed. A tremendous improvement in quality of life, thank you!
Henry Loh
Henry Loh
I am very thankful that my son, Ryan, also client there, recommended me to Elite Spine Centre. I have undergo the treatment for my lumbar stenosis for slightly more than a month & I am able to stand & walk longer with much lesser pain. Dr Mike & Dr Fraser, and the team are very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues. Thank you very much.. Henry Loh
I am very thankful that I have came across this Chiropractor Centre that I have undergo the treatment for my stiff neck and shoulder. I been through few chiropractor centres in Singapore and I would said that this centre that you do NOT want to miss. Dr mike and the team is very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues..
Edward Ng
Edward Ng
Elite Spine Centre is one of the best & most well-equipped chiropractic centre located in SG. Dr Mike is extremely professional & well versed in his field. Having a vast knowledge & experience, he is able to diagnose the root of the issue & work up a treatment plan aiming towards having a lasting recovery instead of just simply "cracking" a few bones to treat only the symptoms temporarily. The team of awesome ladies at Elite Spine Centre, ever friendly & approachable, is always there to ensure that the patient's treatment runs smoothly throughout the whole process. Most definitely recommend anyone seeking chiropractic treatment to visit Elite Spine Centre. Thank you Dr Mike & the awesome team of ladies at Elite Spine Centre 🤙🏾
Nastassja Conning
Nastassja Conning
Dr Mike and his team are just fantastic in every way. I’ve been to other chiro’s in the past and nothing compares to elite spinal centre! Dr Mike genuinely cares about what the issue is, how you’re feeling and the best way to get you better. Above this, his team are incredibly kind, caring and just make you feel at ease. Could not recommend them enough.

Learn More About Shoulder Pain

We believe that it’s essential for every patient to understand their issues before proceeding with chiropractic care.

The more you know, the more you can tell us, and the better we can create a treatment strategy to manage your shoulder pain!

What are the common causes of shoulder pain?

The root causes of shoulder pain and stiffness can be complex and often involve several overlapping factors.

Usually, the source is irritation or damage to soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) in or around the shoulder joint. Without diagnosis or treatment of the root causes, severe pain and stiffness may persist.

Your experienced shoulder specialist at Elite Spine will also consider oft-overlooked stressors to the shoulder like joint restrictions and nerve irritation that lead to soft tissue imbalances.

In some cases, the problem may be in the joints or tissues of the cervical spine, which may cause inflammation around the nerve roots. Therefore, those areas are examined carefully to ensure that every possible factor is taken into account.

Commonly, the small muscles of the rotator cuff may be damaged, inflamed, or imbalanced. Additionally, other muscles which may often be involved with shoulder pains are the subscapularis located on the inside of the shoulder blade or even the triceps of the upper arm.

These conditions cause stiffness and movement limitations in the shoulders, arms, neck and head as they are interconnected by the cervical spine and nervous system.

When should I seek chiropractic care for shoulder pain?

Like any other pain condition, the sooner appropriate care is given, the quicker it will disappear and the faster the patient can get back to their daily routine.

But, more importantly, the sooner appropriate care and guidance are sought, the less likely it is for patients to develop recurrent or chronic problems, which could result in partial disability.

Those who are unsure of the cause of their shoulder problem should pay their doctor of chiropractic in Singapore a visit right away!

Some signs that shoulder treatments may be needed include:


  • Shoulder pain that has persisted for a few days or more
  • Reduced range of motion of the arm or shoulder
  • Limited range of motion of the neck or upper back
  • Recurring shoulder pain
  • Shoulder pain that occurs during the night or even while at rest
  • Inability or difficulty raising the arm
  • Bruising or swelling around the arm or joint
  • Significant rounding of the shoulders or poor posture
  • A prior shoulder injury that has worsened over time

What shoulder conditions can Elite Spine Centres help with?

Our experienced chiropractors have the necessary expertise to treat various conditions that cause shoulder pain. Here are some of the more common conditions that we see in patients.

Shoulder Arthritis

Pain at the back of the shoulder is one of the most common complaints we see outside of the spine at our clinic. The shoulder joint is extremely mobile, and therefore it is more vulnerable to injury and build-up of problems over time.

Muscle imbalances and tendinitis are two prevalent reasons our patients experience pain in the back of the shoulder.

Often, these patients may have seen their GP before setting an appointment with Elite Spine Centres. However, an X-ray would come back normal, not showing any significant shoulder injuries or degeneration.

At Elite Spine Centres, we consider multiple potential causes for your condition to properly diagnose and treat pain at the back of the shoulder or surrounding areas. Also, we must take into account spinal alignment and mobility of the surrounding regions.

Frozen Shoulder

Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder can be an excruciating condition, and it may require a combination of treatment options to address the problem entirely.

As a result, more and more people seek proper chiropractic care as a critical component of their frozen shoulder rehabilitation.

Even typical activities like brushing your hair or household chores can become an ordeal for people with a frozen shoulder.

Other cases can also result in sleep disturbance and insomnia. Without proper chiropractic care and intervention, frozen shoulder pain can last for many months or even years in some cases.

For more information on frozen shoulder, refer to this page.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder.

A rotator cuff injury typically presents as a dull ache in the shoulder.

These injuries can surface in a couple of common ways, one as a rotator cuff impingement or a rotator cuff tear. Both of which could arise from injury or result from gradual wear and tear from day-to-day activities or sports injuries. A rotator cuff tear is common among labour workers or anyone who performs frequent overhead motions.

Rotator cuff tendinitis is another condition caused by irritated or damaged rotator cuff tendons, resulting in pain and swelling. Also known as tendinosis, this condition occurs once the pain and inflammation become chronic.

Mild symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include

  • minor pain during activity and at rest

  • sudden pain when lifting or reaching for things

  • pain when performing an overhead motion from sports

  • pain at night

  • loss of strength and motion

Without physical examination and treatment to relieve pain, the symptoms may get progressively worse.

In Singapore, chiropractic treatment is a conservative alternative that can help restore shoulder function, relieve pain, and more!

All without invasive measures like arthroscopic shoulder surgery or orthopaedic surgery.

Shoulder Tendinitis

Tendinitis refers to the inflammation or irritation of a tendon in your shoulder.

This condition ranges from mild inflammation to severe inflammation of your rotator cuff, with symptoms such as

  • pain and tenderness in your shoulder

  • inability to hold your arm in certain positions

  • limited shoulder movement

If left untreated, shoulder tendinitis may result in further complications such as

  • pain that interrupts sleep

  • loss of strength in the affected arm

  • difficulty performing daily activities that require overhead motions.

Therefore, it’s essential to seek shoulder treatment for pain relief and mobility restoration as soon as possible.

Pain-free shoulders can be your reality.

Thankfully, our well-trained chiropractors at Elite Spine are highly versed in a range of interventions for effective shoulder pain relief and treatment.

In fact, most patients experience significant pain relief after the first session!

Regardless, the best way to ensure the pain and underlying problems are resolved is to adhere to your treatment plan.

Patients who take the time to fix their pain and fully resolve the underlying problems in the spine, joints, nerves, muscles and surrounding tissues will have the greatest chance of long term recovery and relief.

Just imagine – shoulders with no pain and full range of mobility.

Sounds like a dream?

It doesn’t have to be.