While occasional shoulder pain affects many people, chronic pain can interfere with your ability to stay active. To address chronic shoulder pain without surgery, experienced chiropractor Travis Mann, DC, offers a variety of treatments at Reform Ortho & Sports Rehab in Farmers Branch, Texas. Dr. Mann and his team create a treatment plan to alleviate pain and restore your shoulder’s function using chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and other techniques. Find out how chiropractic care can relieve shoulder pain by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.
Your shoulder is made up of several joints, muscles, and tendons that give you a wide range of motion. When any of these structures are damaged by injury or disease, you can develop chronic shoulder pain and loss of movement.
Some of the common causes of shoulder pain include the following conditions:
You may also develop impingement issues, which occur when pressure is put on your soft tissues each time you lift your arm away from your body. Lifting causes the shoulder blade to push on your rotator cuff tendons, leading to chronic pain and limited movement.
There are a number of factors that influence the health of your shoulder. As you get older, your joints begin wearing down, leading to chronic pain. You may also be prone to developing arthritis due to age or previous shoulder injuries.
In addition to aging, your risk for chronic shoulder pain may be due to repetitive motions involved in sports participation, your job, or other activities.
Depending on the root cause of your shoulder pain, Dr. Mann may recommend chiropractic adjustments to your cervical spine and shoulder to relieve pain and increase your mobility.
Massage therapy also alleviates pain and increases the circulation of blood into the shoulder joint to promote natural healing. This type of therapy is also good for relaxing tense muscles in the shoulder and neck.
To strengthen the muscles in your shoulder that support the joint, Dr. Mann may suggest physiotherapy and therapeutic exercises you can do at home. Exercises are also effective in addressing chronic pain and increasing your range of motion.
In many cases, adjusting your lifestyle to reduce repetitive motions also improves your shoulder health. You may need to request light-duty work or take time off from sports that can aggravate an existing shoulder condition.
Find out more about nonsurgical treatments available for shoulder pain by calling Reform Ortho & Sports Rehab or requesting an appointment online today.