Shoulder Pain Treatment
When you’re suffering from back pain, your first stop is likely our chiropractor’s office. When the problem is shoulder pain, however, chiropractic care might not occur to you as a treatment option. The truth is, though, that chiropractic treatments can be used on joints throughout the body, and treating patients with shoulder issues is a big part of what we do.
Your shoulder is an incredibly complex and important joint. Its range of motion is unmatched by any other in the body, but that also means it’s quite susceptible to a number of different types of injuries. Many of the patients who come to us with shoulder pain have an issue with their rotator cuff, which is a capsule made up of muscles and tendons that helps to maintain the alignment of your shoulder joint while still allowing it to move freely.
Tears and strains of the rotator cuff are common, and we can provide effective soft tissue treatments to help reduce your symptoms and help your body heal. Other common causes of shoulder pain we see in our patients are actually rooted in misalignments of the neck or upper back. Frozen shoulder is, bursitis and calcific tendinitis are also common conditions we treat.
The specific nature of the chiropractic treatments we provide for shoulder pain will depend on the precise cause of your condition. That’s why we’ll begin each new patient visit with a comprehensive physical exam to evaluate things like your range of motion, strength and reflexes in the affected area.
We’ll also discuss your medical history with you, and we’ll go over the progression of your symptoms to help determine the underlying cause. Once we have a thorough understanding of your condition, we’ll begin with gentle chiropractic manipulations to restore proper alignment of your spine and shoulder. We’ll also introduce some soft tissue therapies designed to reduce inflammation and promote circulation. The specific nature of these treatments will depend on the details of your condition, and this is something our chiropractor will go over with you in detail.
While chiropractic care is not the only option for treating shoulder pain, it does offer some significant advantages over other conventional medical options. These include the non-invasive nature of the treatments, which, unlike surgical intervention, don’t require a lengthy recovery time. We also don’t rely on prescription painkillers to reduce symptoms, allowing you to avoid the side effects of those as well.
To learn more about the shoulder pain treatments we provide to our patients in the Brookhaven area, call our offices today at (601) 833-8100.