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Shoulder Pain Treatment in NYC

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Shoulder pain doesn’t have to be a constant issue, if you’re an athlete, a fitness enthusiast or just a regular average joe who’s suffering from an old injury or just concerned about that lingering tightness in your shoulder. Shoulder pain and discomfort can result from many things, from tossing a baseball around or a playing with a 20 pound toddler, an awkward fall or even sleeping on it the wrong way.

Some common causes of shoulder pain:

  • Arthritis.
  • From the shoulder or torso being twisted, impacted, or pushed or shaken
  • Prolonged stress to the Spine or Shoulder Girdle
  • Sleeping incorrectly or in awkward positions or surfaces
  • Preexisting injuries
  • Muscular imbalances
  • Repetitive use/ over use
  • Injuries resulting from participation in sports
  • Whiplash, resulting from an accident or situation where the head is quickly snapped in an awkward way
  • General daily wear and tear

Some problems associated with the shoulder can also lead down the appendage and effect the arm and even the hand. These problems include neuritis, neuralgia, rheumatism, bursitis, fibrositis, and common sprains, strains, and sore muscles resulting from exercise and general activity or may even be a result of poor blood circulation. Furthermore, shoulder pain can be associated with soft tissue (muscles, tendons, nerves) problems, or the issue can lie in the hard tissue like cartilage and bone.
 

Shoulder pain caused by nerve damage

 Some shoulder pain that radiates down the length of the arm. The pain can be felt as far as the wrist and hand and even resulting in pain further down the origin of the injury, such as pain associated with conditions like carpal tunnel. Such pain can be a result of damage to the brachial plexus nerves. The brachial plexus nerves lie in the lower part of the neck and serve the surrounding shoulder and arm areas. Different symptoms and problems may be caused by damage to different brachial plexus nerves. If the patient is suffering from neck pain or stiffness, it be one of an early indicator of brachial plexus damage. Sometimes there might be no pain in the neck, but it may be felt just in the appendage, and sometimes may lead to numbness which can be a good indicator of nerve damage. Nerve damage often causes a sensation of “pins and needles” in the affected areas, as well as weakness of the associated limb. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat problems associated with nerves since chiropractors specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic treatment is especially effective in dealing with problems that may arise the spine, and central nervous system which lies within the spine, which branches off in to the pripheral nervous system. So problems with the central nervous system can have an effect on the proper function of the rest of the body. Living Well Medical offers the best possible chiropractic care available in NYC.

Pain associated with Damage to the joint

Aside from nerve damage, pain caused by trauma to the actual musculoskeletal tissue can be just as, if not more, painful. Sometimes the pain can be difficult to treat, but with the proper diagnosis and treatment such as those provided by Living Well Medical, pain and surgery may be avoided. Shoulder pain can vary between a lingering deep soreness to severe pain that limits the joint’s full range of motion, and the pain can last for a long time, especially without proper treatment. Sometimes even with proper treatment, the healing process can take some time. Common causes of shoulder pain like tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, inflammation, and rotator cuff injuries can start out slowly but can become chronic. There are also injuries like the separation of the A-C joint in the shoulder, which can not only result from trauma, but can also be caused by repetitive use. Injuries to the shoulder can also result in dislocation of the arm and subluxation, which is instability of the joint due to a partial dislocation.

Shoulder pain caused by muscular weakness or imbalance can be easily treated by proper Physical Therapy.
Chiropractors can make manual adjustments to the shoulder and scapula in combination with other advanced techniques, and produce real results, which result in reducing and often eliminating pain and weakness. Along with quality chiropractic care there are many available ways to treat shoulder pain and injuries, all of which are provided by a highly qualified staff at Living Well Medical. The techniques range from:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • ART (Active Release Techniques)
  • Cutaneous stimulation (heat/cold therapy)
  • The Graston technique ( soft-tissue mobilization technique)
  • Electrotherapy
  • Cold laser theraphy
  • Nutritional Support
  • Kinesio taping
  • Behavior modification

Along with a range of diagnostic procedures available at Living Well Medical, there are no shortage of options when it comes to treating shoulder pain

The shoulder is a bit more complicated than a simple ball and socket, there are may, varied underlying and overlapping support, and movement systems that are responsible for keeping it going, but naturally a complicated system can break down or simply wear down, however there are no shortage of ways that shoulder pain can be diagnosed and treated here at Living Well Medical.

Living Well Medical is located at Broadway and Bleecker Street in the West Village in New York City.

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