Whether it’s a dull ache or a sharp pain, shoulder pain can keep you from working, enjoying your hobbies, and sleeping properly.
Don’t continue to suffer when you could have relief! Trust Lipinski Chiropractic for help relieving your shoulder pain.
At Lipinski Chiropractic, we offer safe, non-invasive treatment for a wide range of shoulder pain at our office in Frederick, Maryland. We work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your pain, helping you get better faster.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
The shoulder is a complex set of joints and muscles, and causes of pain can range from an injury to the simple result of aging and overuse.
Some common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Torn cartilage
- Torn rotator cuff
- Swollen bursa sacs or tendons
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder
- Broken shoulder or arm bone
- Frozen shoulder
- Dislocated shoulder
- Injury due to overuse or repetitive use
- Spinal cord injury
Common Shoulder Pain Treatments
Because there are a variety of reasons that you could be suffering shoulder pain, the treatment you select will likely stem largely from the cause of your shoulder pain.
Some common treatments for shoulder pain include:
Resting your shoulder and alternating ice and heating pads can help decrease the inflammation in your shoulder, bringing your pain to more manageable levels.
Light stretching and even wearing a sling can help to gently exercise the shoulder and allow the pain to decrease.
For minor shoulder pain, over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can help decrease inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Severe cases of shoulder pain, especially those related to an injury, may require prescription painkillers such as opioids. In some cases, your doctor may order an injection of corticosteroids to relieve your pain.
If your pain is related to an imbalance or injury, physical therapy can help correct the reason for your shoulder pain, giving you relief and preventing any further pain and injury.
For severe cases of shoulder pain, especially those related to an injury, surgery may be required to fix the problem.
Surgery often is recommended for things such as recurring dislocations, rotator cuff tears, and fractures.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Shoulder Pain
Depending on the source of your shoulder pain, you may benefit from the realignment of the spine that comes with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care deals with correcting subluxations, or misalignments, of the spinal cord. These subluxations can lead to overcompensation and pain in other areas of the body, such as the shoulder.
By gently realigning the spine and promoting blood flow to the muscles and tissues of the shoulder, your pain and inflammation can decrease, bringing you relief.
During your first appointment at Lipinski Chiropractic, you will discuss your symptoms, your medical history, and any goals you have for your treatment. Dr. Lipinski helps build an individualized treatment plan aimed at relieving the symptoms of your shoulder pain, helping you feel better.
You may feel relief from your pain after your first adjustment, or it may take a few sessions for you to notice any real changes.
Shoulder Pain Treatment in Frederick, MD
Don’t let nagging shoulder pain slow you down. Call Lipinski Chiropractic today for an appointment!