Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
Shoulder pain makes it especially hard to reach upward or outward, which greatly limits your arm mobility. At Elite Spine and Health Center in Houston and Spring, Texas, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC and the team provide shoulder pain treatments using advanced therapies to target the source of your pain. To schedule a shoulder pain treatment consultation, call the office or book online today.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What is shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain is pain or discomfort in either or both of the joints attaching your arms to your torso. Your shoulders are ball-and-socket joints with wide ranges of motion, but they can sustain injuries either suddenly or from overuse. Your shoulders are also not immune to common joint conditions like arthritis.
Over time, the shoulder can become less stable and more prone to pain. You have an especially high risk for shoulder pain if you perform reaching motions repeatedly throughout the day because of a specific hobby, occupation, or sport. You might feel pain just when moving your shoulder, or all the time including while at rest.
When you visit Elite Spine and Health Center with shoulder pain, you should be as specific as possible while describing your symptoms. With pain in the joint, you might also experience symptoms like stiffness, weakness, and swelling.
Where does shoulder pain come from?
By far, the most common causes of shoulder pain are injuries or damage to the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that holds your upper arm bone in the shoulder’s socket.
It also helps you move the joint in many different directions; ball-and-socket joints like the shoulder have a wide range of motion.
Other possible injuries and health complications leading to shoulder pain are:
- Shoulder dislocation
- Nerve problems
The team at Elite Spine and Health Center physically examines you after asking about your current shoulder pain and medical history. They also use imaging tests and other services to detect the exact source of your shoulder pain and plan treatment for your symptoms.
What are my treatment options for shoulder pain?
The Elite Spine and Health Center team creates a treatment plan for you using advanced treatment protocols appropriate for your diagnosis. Most treatment plans for shoulder pain and other joint aches involve multiple approaches, including modification of your normal activities.
Your treatment plan for shoulder pain at Elite Spine and Health Center might include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Dry needling
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Myofascial release
As you go through your shoulder pain treatment plan, you visit the Elite Spine and Health Center office regularly for treatment updates. At any time, the team can alter your treatment plan to be more beneficial in meeting your needs and goals.
To schedule your initial evaluation for shoulder pain, call Elite Spine and Health Center or book a visit online today.