Those who suffer from shoulder pain know exactly how exhausting and debilitating the effects can be. For some, shoulder pain becomes disabling as it begins to disrupt sleep, affect work, or make daily routines such as getting dressed become difficult or nearly impossible. Unfortunately, 70% of people will experience some form of debilitating shoulder pain at least once in their lifetime.
Common Sources of Shoulder Pain:
- Overuse/repetitive injury
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Strains and Sprains
- Impingement Syndrome
- Pinched Nerve
The shoulder is a complex joint that allows movement in many directions forward, backward, around in a circle, bringing the arm out and back in. We rely on muscles and ligaments to help keep the shoulder stable and secure in the socket. The shoulder is also a very flexible joint, making it highly susceptible to injury. Patients often experience acute or chronic shoulder pain without the onset of a traumatic injury. The shoulder can become injured over time from overuse, repetitive motions, or from sleeping on the shoulder.
When it comes to seeking treatment, shoulder pain sufferers are often left feeling frustrated as they are left without answers and the course of traditional treatment usually involves prescription pain medication or surgery. At Abundant Life Health Center, we understand those frustrations, as many patients seek help for their shoulder pain after all other options have failed.
The shoulder is a complex joint, so when it comes to evaluating and treating shoulder issues, we take a comprehensive approach to make sure we leave no stone left unturned. We begin by performing a detailed health history, shoulder, and cervical exam, followed by orthopedic exams to evaluate the structural integrity of the shoulder. We also evaluate the metabolic health of the patient to determine if there is any underlying systemic inflammation contributing to the pain. These steps are critical for not only determining the cause of the issue but also for developing a unique and specific treatment plan. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, contact our office to find out how we may be able to help you put a stop to your shoulder pain.