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Treating Shoulder Pain

NuView Health Medical offers a multi-disciplinary approach of services to treat pain in the shoulder. Shoulder pain can be characterized through sprains and strains, frozen shoulder, or shoulder separation. Because of its ball and socket joint, the shoulder is often at higher risk of pain than other types of joints.

The rotator cuff is a vulnerable area of the shoulder

The rotator cuff refers to the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. It allows for high ranges of motion, but at the same time is prone to overuse and injuries. When any part of the rotator cuff sustains an injury it immediately prevents normal mobility and causes pain. Proper treatment with chiropractic in aligning the bones can help. Physical therapy improves the strength of the entire group. In addition,  acupuncture can also be used to relieve pain and restore mobility.

Inflammation causes pain: shoulder bursitis and arthritis

Bursa are small sacs of fluid that help cushion bones in the shoulder. Through overuse or injury, these sacs become inflamed causing intense pain and preventing normal range of motion. Acupuncture and physical therapy can reduce inflammation and improve movement of the shoulder.

Individuals can also develop arthritis in the shoulder joint from the normal wear and tear of everyday activities. Maintaining good alignment in the structures and strengthening the supporting muscles can help to relieve pain and improve function.

Impingement and instability causes pain

Impingement‘s root cause is tendons in the shoulder that have atrophied causing weakness in the shoulder joint. The shoulder cannot move in it’s proper range and gets stuck on itself. NuView Health Medical can use chiropractic adjustments or physical therapy to resolve this problem, allowing normal movement in the joint.

Instability in the shoulder joint can occur when the muscles, tendons, and ligaments become inflamed or damaged and are no longer able to support the bones within the joint structure. This problem can lead to dislocation of the shoulder joint. Physical therapy, strengthening exercises and range-of-motion exercises reduces instability within the joint.