Shoulder pain is one of the most common causes of chronic and acute pain. With the shoulder being such a large joint, it's vital to request help from a chiropractor as soon as you begin to notice signs of chronic pain. Unfortunately, shoulder pain and neck pain go hand in hand, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, we at West Buffalo Chiropractic in NY are here to help you recover from your shoulder pain and find relief.
Shoulder Pain Causes
Shoulder pain has a variety of causes. One of the most common is rotator cuff tendinitis, which is the inflammation of key tendons in the shoulder. This can happen due to overuse injury from repetitive motions or from a sudden impact or fall. Another common cause of shoulder pain is impingement syndrome, which occurs when the rotator cuff muscles and tendons become trapped or compressed under the shoulder blade. This condition is often caused by poor posture, muscle weakness, or a previous injury.
If you are experiencing any type of shoulder pain, it's important to seek professional help as soon as possible. At West Buffalo Chiropractic, we offer a variety of treatments that can help alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.
How Our Chiropractor Diagnoses Shoulder Pain
Before beginning any treatment, our chiropractor will need to conduct a thorough examination. This will usually include a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and some diagnostic tests. The diagnostic tests may include x-rays, MRI scans, or ultrasound. Once our chiropractor has gathered all of this information, they will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
Because shoulder pain can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as neck pain, muscle tension, and headaches, it's crucial for us to conduct a thorough assessment before starting treatment. This will help us narrow down the root cause of your pain and provide the best chiropractic care and treatment.
Treatment for Shoulder Pain
The specific treatments that our chiropractor recommends will depend on the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. However, some of the most common treatments that we offer include:
- Chiropractic adjustments - These are used to restore alignment to the joints and relieve pressure on the nerves.
- Massage therapy - This can help to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation, and improve range of motion.
- Exercise and stretching - These can help to strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility.
Find Relief from Shoulder Pain Today
If you are suffering from shoulder pain, don't wait any longer to get help. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you.