What to Do When You Suffer from Shoulder Pain
If you are located in Clearwater, FL, and you are having pain in your shoulder, you may be wondering what is causing it and what to do about it. Getting a correct diagnosis is the key to deciding what treatment is required. At Family Life Chiropractic, we offer a variety of services. An appointment with our chiropractor may be just what you need to help you to understand the cause and help to alleviate the shoulder pain you are feeling.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Some of the most common causes of pain include:
- Sprained or strained shoulder muscles
- Inflammation of the Bursa
- Shoulder dislocation
- Frozen shoulder
- Injury to the rotator cuff
- Neck injury
When you come into our chiropractor’s office, the first thing we’ll do is to try to determine what the source of your irritation is. Locating the specific spot where the pain is generated will go a long way in identifying what the cause is. With the shoulder, the pain may be in the muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, or the joint. Once the source of the pain is determined, a treatment plan can be started. In some cases, the extent of the injury is such that referral may be made to an orthopedic physician. In many cases, our chiropractor Dr. Jere is able to address the shoulder pain in our office after making an accurate diagnosis with the use of x-rays and provide treatment using Applied Kinesiology.
Common shoulder treatments
In-office chiropractic treatments for shoulder pain include:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Ice packs
- Stretching exercises
- Moist heat
- Anti-inflammatory creams and/or supplements
- Targeted exercises
Our doctor may decide to use one of these options or a combination of them as well as offering nutritional counseling to help you avoid foods that are bad for you, and help you make better and healthier life choices.
If you live in or near Clearwater, FL, and are suffering from shoulder pain, give Family Life Chiropractic a call and make an appointment to come in to talk to Dr. Jere. You will be glad you did.