Shoulder Pain Treatment

What are the Risk Factors for Shoulder Pain?

While shoulder pain is not as common as some other types of pain, like low back pain or knee pain, shoulder pain does interfere with a patient’s quality of life. Therefore, it’s important to know the risk factors for shoulder pain.

Patients of all ages can experience shoulder pain. Repetitive motion is the most common risk factor for shoulder pain. However, shoulder pain can occur from various sources, including a known injury, bad mechanics or from inflammatory processes. Rotator cuff tendonitis accounts for almost two-thirds of shoulder pain cases. Getting an accurate diagnosis is essential for the successful treatment of shoulder pain.

What Can Cause Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain relates to many different issues and requires specialized treatment solutions to properly address the underlying condition. Athletes frequently experience shoulder pain due to the repetitive motion required for their sport, like swimming and pitching.

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Common causes of shoulder pain:

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Dislocation of humerus from the glenohumeral joint
  • SLAP lesion
  • Labral Tear
  • AC Joint Separation (Separated Shoulder)
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Referral Pain from cervical spine or viscera
  • A fracture

The shoulder is comprised of several joints, including the glenohumeral joint, acromioclavicular joint and sternoclavicular joint. Shoulder pain can come from one or more of these joints and the musculotendon complex that surrounds them.

If you are experiencing stiffness, looseness or a lack of strength in the shoulder area, these are warning signs of a problem. Don’t wait to address the issue. Seek help with chiropractic care.

How is Shoulder Pain Diagnosed?

We offer shoulder pain treatment based on a traditional, biomechanical approach to chiropractic care. Our process begins with a free consultation to learn more about your concerns and symptoms. If Dr. Manteris determines chiropractic care can resolve the issue, he will create a treatment plans based on a detailed patient history, orthopedic testing and a thorough examination. In many cases, we use imaging to accurately diagnosis the issue.

Without the right diagnosis, patients experience high recurrence rates up to 25% with between 40% to 50% of patients reporting persistent pain or recurrence after 12 months.

Our goal is long-term solutions that relieve the pain by addressing the issue with healing. Pain medication is not a long-term solution for shoulder pain. A proper diagnosis leads to proper treatment.

How is Shoulder Pain Treated with Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic adjustments effectively treat shoulder pain. We often recommend a combination of stretching and restorative exercises as part of the treatment plan. The aim of the treatment is to strengthen the area, reduce inflammation and improve mobility.

Around 50% of new episodes of shoulder pain resolve in eight to twelve weeks. Yet, up to 40% of cases last for longer than one year. Also, between 40% to 50% of patients with shoulder pain report recurrence within one to five years. We don’t want our patients to suffer long-term with pain. Therefore, we work to correct the source of the pain with the best combination of treatment solutions.

Dr. Manteris frequently receives referrals from other medical professionals due to his outstanding reputation for pain resolution. His customized approach means you receive a specific treatment plan based on your unique condition.

Work with the Trusted Professionals at Broomfield Spine + Injury

At Broomfield Spine + Injury, we want each patient to feel seen and heard. Therefore, we don’t rush you through the process. We listen to your concerns and offer real solutions for your pain.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, chiropractic care provides the relief you need.

Contact Broomfield Spine + Injury to schedule a free consultation for shoulder pain treatment