Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can range from mild and irritating to debilitating, affecting daily activities. At Full Body Rejuvenation Center, we provide treatment for shoulder pain for residents of Lithonia and Stonecrest.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can be caused by an issue with the shoulder itself or issues in the spine or neck. Spinal misalignment is a common cause of shoulder pain, which can be in your upper back or neck, known as your cervical spine. An injury to the neck or back can also cause pain in the shoulder. If the problem is in the shoulder, it can be caused by a sprain or strain, tendonitis, bursitis, dislocation, rotator cuff injury, or frozen shoulder. Spinal misalignment can also make these injuries or conditions more likely.
Diagnosing Shoulder Pain
The first step to feeling better is diagnosing the source of your shoulder pain. Your chiropractor will start with a physical exam and may also get x-rays or other diagnostic tests. They will also talk to you about your health, lifestyle, and pain. Once the cause of your pain has been diagnosed, your chiropractor can take steps to treat or correct the issue.
Treating Shoulder Pain
Treatment for shoulder pain will depend on the underlying cause. Let's take a look at a few common treatments your chiropractor may provide.
Chiropractic adjustment is often the first step in a treatment plan. Correcting spinal misalignment can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and allow your body to function correctly. In addition to spinal adjustment, your chiropractor may adjust your shoulder and other joints. Proper shoulder alignment may remove pain, improve range of motion, and speed up the healing process. At Full Body Rejuvenation Center, we offer several methods of chiropractic care and adjustment, including manual adjustment, activator, diversified, and drop table.
There are many physiotherapies that we offer, including cryotherapy, which uses ice, heat, and biofreeze to reduce inflammation and relieve muscle and joint pain. Therapeutic ultrasound is another option. This uses ultrasound waves to reduce pain and inflammation and speed up the healing process.
Therapeutic exercises are often recommended along with other chiropractic treatments. Your chiropractor will determine which exercises are best for you and show you how to do them in their office. Then, you can continue to do these exercises at home. This can strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and range of motion, and help your body heal from injuries over time.
Find Shoulder Pain Relief at Full Body Rejuvenation Center
If you are in Lithonia or Stonecrest and experiencing shoulder pain, contact Full Body Rejuvenation Center. We will determine and treat the underlying cause of the pain so that you can find real relief. Call our team today at (770) 733-1381 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.