If frequent shoulder pain interferes with your ability to work, exercise, or enjoy activities you love, it’s important to get treatment. At Gulf Coast Healthcare, advanced chiropractic specialist Mark Hill, DC, and the team boast years of experience diagnosing and treating shoulder pain with integrative, non and minimally invasive measures. To make an appointment at the practice in Seabrook, Texas, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Shoulder pain refers to any stiffness, swelling, or discomfort that affects one (or both) of your shoulder joints.
Your shoulders are incredibly mobile and help you perform routine tasks like lifting, reaching, and grabbing. Unfortunately, that mobility increases the risk of musculoskeletal issues like instability, impingement, or dislocation.
Most cases of shoulder pain resolve on their own and respond to at-home treatments like ice and rest. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact the team at Gulf Coast Healthcare.
Shoulder pain occurs for various reasons, including:
You might also experience shoulder pain due to arthritis, a group of more than 100 diseases that affect the function of the joints.
Mild and moderate shoulder pain usually resolves on its own. Contact the team at Gulf Coast Healthcare, if your shoulder pain is severe, results in sudden swelling, or affects your ability to lift or move your arm.
To diagnose shoulder pain, the team at Gulf Coast Healthcare, reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. Let your provider know about the type of work you do
and the hobbies you enjoy in your free time. Certain activities aggravate most shoulder issues, so this information can help determine the cause.
Next, your provider examines your shoulder, looking for areas of swelling, bruising, or muscle weakness. They also test your shoulder’s range of motion and overall strength. If these steps don’t provide enough information, the team might also order diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan.
Treatment of shoulder pain depends on the underlying cause and the intensity of your symptoms. Whenever possible, the team at Gulf Coast Healthcare, uses conservative, non or minimally invasive treatments, including:
Traction therapy uses a special harness and a computer-controlled table to relieve pressure on the muscles in your shoulder. If your shoulder pain is a result of radiculopathy, traction therapy can also reduce pressure on your nerves, providing relief. and vertebrae. This process relieves Traction therapy eases tension and increases circulation throughout the body.
To explore your treatment options for shoulder pain, make an appointment at Gulf Coast Healthcare, by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduling tool.