Shoulder Pain Treatment in Bel Air, MD
Shoulder Pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem. People often refer to their shoulder pain as a torn rotator cuff or frozen shoulder. Limited range of motion or inability to more your arm as it should is the precursor to pain. Often injuries start with limited range of motion and as we ignore them they turn into pain.
Are you experiencing…
- Pain in the shoulder
- Inability to carry objects or use the arm
- Injury that causes deformity of the joint
- Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting
- Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days
- Inability to raise the arm to the “touch down position”
- Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm
- Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth
- Frozen Shoulder
- Torn rotator cuff
- Any other unusual symptoms
How can chiropractic help my shoulder pain?
The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you understand the cause of your symptoms before embarking on a treatment program.
Our doctors always starts with a thorough examination to find the exact cause and contributing factors to your shoulder pain, then customizes your treatment plan. Your treatment plan will focus on pain and decreased range of motion of the shoulder. Chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy such as electric stim and manual therapy, physical therapy exercises, massage therapy, and acupuncture may be used.
Dr. Lee always starts with a thorough examination to find the exact cause and contributing factors to your shoulder pain, then customizes your treatment plan.
I had lost use of my right arm following an illness that left me in bed for months. I was not willing to do treatment until my daughter forced me to go to therapy. After weeks in aqua therapy I regained some range of motion however the physical therapist said that I had frozen shoulder. I sought treatment with Dr. Lee and Dr. Lam. They were able to determine that the nerves in my neck were not function properly and that was causing my shoulder not to move properly. Adjustment to my neck and exercises in my neck and arm I now have no pain and I have full use of my arm. – Mary age 65
What causes shoulder pain?
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The joint includes four tendons that hold muscle to bone. Together, these four “rotator cuff” tendons stabilize the upper arm bone to the shoulder socket and allow a wide range of motion in the shoulder. The shoulder joint is also controlled by muscles and nerves in the neck. Often times the injury is not localized to just one area.