Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Injury Treatment
The shoulder is a common area of injury and pain and many struggle with both acute and chronic shoulder pain. Common conditions in the shoulder include rotator cuff tears, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other painful conditions.
Fortunately, Dr Brent Ungar, a chiropractic physician in Canton OH, has been able to help many Stark County residents with shoulder pain treatment.
How The Shoulder Works
The shoulder is a complex structure that is made up of a large ball and socket joint, many muscles, ligaments and tendons. Additionally, the shoulder is a complex working with the clavicle (collar bone) and the shoulder blade. Together, this creates a high functioning joint with possibilities of many types of injuries.
The shoulder is commonly injured for one primary reason. The shoulder is a shallow ball and socket joint (the hip is deep). This allows the shoulder a great deal of range of motion, but allows for more instability and risk of injury.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Rotator Cuff Syndrome
The rotator cuff is made up of a group of 4 muscles that support and stabilize the shoulder joint. This is a prime area for injury to occur and can result in inflammation, strains or even tears. When rotator cuff tears occur, it is often difficult to raise and hold the arm up.
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Another reason for shoulder pain can be degenerative arthritis of the shoulder joint. Due to injury or through wear and tear, the joint can develop cartilage breakdown and mild, moderate or severe arthritis. Shoulder arthritis often causes pain and limited motion of the shoulder.
Muscle Tightness or Spasm
Sometimes the many muscles in your shoulder areas can tighten or inflame and cause pain or stiffness. This is often caused from overuse or improper use of the shoulders.
Muscular tightness or spasm can result and occur into the shoulders or even radiate into the middle back or neck regions.
How We Treat Low Back Pain
We have treated thousands of patients with shoulder pain and conditions related to problems with the shoulders. If you, or someone you love, suffers from shoulder pain, we would begin with a discussion with Dr. Ungar.
Our typical process involves:
- Obtaining a thorough history of the problem and health history of the patient
- Performing a complete examination of the patient
- Obtaining any diagnostic tests (if necessary) to better understand the problem
- Discussing the diagnosis with you
- Reviewing the findings and treatment options with you
If we feel that we can help your problem and you decide to begin with a treatment plan, we will work with you to help resolve your problem.
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