Shoulder pain isn’t just an annoyance; it often becomes a debilitating condition that affects your daily activities and general quality of life. It is often associated with underlying joint problems and gets more prevalent with age. However, conservative care provided at our Advanced Spine & Posture locations offers a range of ways through which shoulder pain can be countered non-surgically.
At Advanced Spine & Posture:
- We first diagnose the underlying cause of your shoulder pain
- Use treatment techniques to correct the underlying cause
- Administer effective and safe treatments right away for immediate relief
- Then recommend therapies and corrective exercises to keep the symptoms from returning
Understanding Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is a common complaint among adults and can be caused by conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries,poor posture and repetitive use. While it is often not painful to touch, it can be incredibly uncomfortable when moving around or lifting heavy objects.
But what causes shoulder pain?
The ideal causes of shoulder pain can vary from person to person, although some common factors may contribute to this condition. They include:
- Rotator cuff injury:It's probably the most common cause of shoulder problems. It results from the damage to tendons and muscles that connect your arm to the chest, which causes pain and limitations in movement.
- Tennis elbow:Often caused by overuse or repetitive movements of arms at a certain angle. It can also occur if you have arthritis in your elbow joint.
- Dislocated shoulder:Often happens when one or more of the bones in your upper arm moves out of place, typically due to an impact on the bone during play or exercise.
- Poor Posture:People who have rounded shoulders and forward head posture tend to develop shoulder problems.
How we Diagnosis Shoulder Pain
One of our health care providers will thoroughly examine your shoulder to determine the exact underlying cause of your pain. They will look for problems in alignment and movement, as well as any underlying muscle tension.
Your provider will also consider any lifestyle changes you might be making that could be contributing to the problems, such as overuse of your shoulder muscles. They may use x-rays or other imaging tests, including MRI, to evaluate your shoulder effectively.
Your chiropractor may also ask about any medications you take, including over-the-counter or prescription drugs, which can sometimes interfere with the healing process.
Corrective Treatment of Shoulder Pain
Conservative therapy can effectively treat shoulder pain caused by muscle strain or injury. It involves adjusting the shoulder joint and/or spine to restore proper function and alignment so that your muscles do not overwork as hard when performing everyday tasks.
We can administer gentle spinal and shoulder adjustments to reduce inflammation in the shoulder joint and improve the range of motion in the shoulder joint while also reducing stress. Physical therapy can work to strengthen a weakened shoulder, leading to longer lasting results.
Suffering from Shoulder Pain? Consult our Team of Providers
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain caused by poor posture, repetitive stress, poor movement patterns, or inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and bursitis, welcome to our clinic. Our board certified providers will offer through and effective care designed to correct the underlying cause of your pain.