According to population surveys, 18-26% of adults suffer from shoulder pain at any point in time. That is one out of four persons! We use our shoulders, arms, and hands every day. Driving, cooking, working, sports, and playing can all result in shoulder discomfort. Overuse and trauma are the most common cause shoulder pain. Long term or chronic pain can change your mood and diminish quality of life. Pain medication can become addictive and never fix the shoulder problem.
Cervical neck pain can be incapacitating, as the pain and stiffness can cause loss of motion that prevents you from being able to perform your work duties or common daily tasks. Left untreated, the pain typically progresses. Many things can cause cervical neck pain such as, auto accidents (whiplash), sports injuries, work incidents, poor posture, excessive screen time, degenerative conditions, disc injuries, nerve irritations and misalignment of the cervical spine! Misplaced vertebrae in the neck can cause pain, numbness and weakness that radiates down through the shoulders, arms and fingers! When your shoulders are in pain, you are limited to many routine movements. Chronic pain can change your mood too, so reducing your symptoms quickly is essential.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain include:
Inflammation of the shoulder's small fluid filled "bursa sac" within the shoulder joint
Can be acute from injury from trauma/overuse, or become chronic due to arthritis, age, or normal wear and tear.
Rotator cuff syndrome:
Results from injury or chronic strain to several muscles within the shoulder. These are referred to the “sits” muscles. The muscles are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis.
Also called "shoulder impingement," results in significant decrease in normal shoulder range of motion, especially raising the arm over the head, called “abduction.” Although the precise cause of frozen shoulder is not definitely known, our treatment methods provide significant improvement for a majority of the patients we accept.
Misalignment or subluxation of the shoulder:
While not dislocated, a subluxated shoulder joint may cause symptoms of shoulder stiffness or pain. The joints commonly involved include the AC joint or Acromioclavicular joint, GH or Glenohumeral Joint, and the SC or Sternoclavicular joint.
Chronic or long-term inflammation of a joint is referred to as “arthritis." When the shoulder joint complex suffers from long time inflammation, the joint becomes arthritic. This involves swelling within the joint also.
Treatment of Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Cold laser therapy
- Adjustment of shoulder joints
- Activator mobilization
- Ultrasound treatments
- Infrared heat treatments
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Myofascial release technique
- Trigger point therapy
- Therapeutic exercises
- Home exercise prescription
- Nutritional recommendations
Our Clinic’s excellent results treating and managing neck & shoulder pain and injury has resulted in a record number of referrals from our satisfied patients. Call today! (703) 491-8888