Are you experiencing shoulder pain? You’re not alone. In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, shoulder pain is the third most common type of musculoskeletal pain. There are many possible causes of shoulder pain, but luckily, there are also many treatment options available. If you’re looking for a shoulder pain chiropractor near you, you have found the right place.
Shoulder Pain is a Common Issue
Shoulder pain is a common issue that can be caused by a number of things, including poor posture, muscle imbalances, or injury. Chiropractic care can help to relieve shoulder pain by realigning the spine and correcting any joint dysfunction. Massage therapy can also be beneficial in relieving muscle tension and promoting relaxation.
Shoulder Pain Can Be Very Frustrating
Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, and it can be very frustrating. The shoulder is a complex joint with many different muscles, tendons, and ligaments working together to allow a wide range of motion. However, this complexity also makes the shoulder susceptible to injury and pain.
There are many different causes of shoulder pain, but some of the most common include rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, frozen shoulder, and impingement syndrome. Often, shoulder pain can be treated successfully with conservative methods such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying problem.
If you are suffering from shoulder pain, don't hesitate to seek treatment from our qualified shoulder pain chiropractor. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you can get relief from your pain and get back to living your life.
Our Shoulder Pain Chiropractor Can Help
If you're suffering from shoulder pain, our shoulder pain chiropractor can help. We are trained to identify and treat misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body. They use gentle adjustments to realign the joints and relieve pain.
We may also use other treatments such as massage, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to reduce inflammation and promote healing. If you're experiencing shoulder pain, make an appointment today.
Schedule Your First Appointment Today
If you're dealing with shoulder pain, our shoulder pain chiropractor may be able to help. At our office, we offer a wide range of treatments that can provide relief from pain and help improve your overall mobility.
To schedule your first appointment, simply give us a call or fill out our online form. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about our services and help you find a time that works for your schedule.
Understanding Rotator Cuff Anatomy
The term "Rotator cuff" describes a section of four muscles that keep your shoulder held together in its shallow socket while larger muscles move it.
Strains and injuries in the rotator cuff are typically the most common cause of people experiencing shoulder problems, accounting for 4.5 million doctor visits per year. Injuries are classified by the amount of damage as "partial tears", "full-thickness tears" or "ruptures".
A "partial tear" is the result of one side of your tendon been partially frayed. A "full-thickness tear", sometimes called a "complete tear", is when there is a hole or slit in your tendon, much like what would be created by running a knife length-wise down a rope. A "rupture" is the most severe form of injury and it means that your tendon has been torn into two pieces.
What Are The Causes Of Rotator Cuff Injuries?
Less than 10% of rotator cuff tears are the direct result of an acute injury like falling, pushing, pulling, throwing or lifting.
The overwhelming majority of injuries are caused by repetitive strains over a long period of time. One of the most common reasons that people start to develop a rotator cuff tear is something called "impingement". Impingement essentially means that the section where your rotator cuff tendon lives have simply become too crowded and the rotator cuff tendon is being pinched each time you raise your arm.
People who perform repeated overhead activities are usually at the greatest risk for impingement and rotator cuff tendon problems. This usually includes athletes who play baseball, volleyball, tennis, rowing, weight lifting, swimming and archery, and jobs that include carpentry, painting, wallpaper hanging, cleaning windows and washing/waxing cars. Other forms of risk factors for rotator cuff problems include smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and prior cortisone injection.
What Are The Symptoms Of Rotator Cuff Injuries?
Patients who have suffered an acute rotator cuff injury often report a "tearing" or "snapping" sound and sensation that is followed by severe pain and weakness.
Most chronic strains start silently with symptoms slowly becoming more evident as the tear progresses. Pain is usually found in the front and outside of your shoulder but can also sometimes radiate down your arm.
Symptoms are usually aggravated by overhead activity and may progress to the point that you have difficulty raising your arm overhead. Pain is typically made worse at night, especially when you lie on the impacted area of your shoulder. Be sure to tell us if you suffer from significant neck pain, shortness of breath, chest pain or chest pressure.
How Can You Reduce Rotator Cuff Pain?
Young patients who have suffered an acute tear or rupture in many cases will require surgery, while most others will benefit from conservative treatments, such as the ones we provide.
Be sure to avoid painful overhead activity or carrying heavy objects.
Try not to sleep on your irritated side, especially with your arm outstretched overhead. You may benefit by sleeping on your side that has not been impacted with a pillow between your arm and trunk. Smokers should do their best to quit and find a program to help them do so. Overweight patients will recover quicker if they begin a diet and exercise program. Performing your home exercises is especially important.