Irvine Chiropractor Provides Shoulder Pain Treatment
Shoulder pain can have a variety of causes, so finding lasting relief depends on getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment for the root problem. Our Irvine chiropractor successfully resolves most cases of shoulder pain with a combination of chiropractic care and manual therapy.
What Are the Causes of Shoulder Pain?
There’s not just one cause of shoulder pain. The type of treatment depends on what the problem is. To provide the best care for you, Dr. Lee will get to the root of your issues and create a personalized shoulder pain relief plan.
There are many causes and types of shoulder pain:
Rotator Cuff Issues
Your rotator cuff is a series of four muscles that stabilize your shoulder joint. If you injure or tear these muscles through overuse or trauma, it can limit your movement and function. Your muscles might become tight, weak, or overstretched, leading to painful spasms. Surgery is sometimes necessary for an injury involving torn or severely damaged rotator cuffs. But luckily, Dr. Lee can usually stimulate healing with a mix of physical therapy, massage, and chiropractic care.
If you keep on ignoring your shoulder issues, you may find that your shoulder becomes so stuff and painful that you can’t even lift your arm. This makes it hard to live your life. While cortisone injections and physical therapy can be typical treatments for this problem, they don’t always work. That’s where chiropractic care and manual therapy in. For many patients, this is the key to finding long-lasting pain relief and increasing their range of motion.
There are nerves all throughout your neck and back. If you have a spinal misalignment or herniated disc, sometimes, these nerves can become pinched by the spine. Usually, this causes pain that feels like it’s radiating from the neck or upper back to the shoulder. By correcting the misalignment with chiropractic care, strengthening the surrounding muscles with therapeutic exercises, and relaxing the area with massage therapy, you can find pinched nerve pain relief.
Chiropractor Dr. Lee can diagnose the underlying causes of your shoulder pain through extensive examination of the symptoms, x-rays, and in more severe cases, an MRI. Usually, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulders and pinched nerves respond very well to a drug-free, non-invasive combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy and physical therapy. If your case is severe, however, Dr. Lee can refer you to a qualified orthopedic specialist if necessary.
Get Help for Your Shoulder Pain From Our Irvine Chiropractor
It’s time you take your wellness into your own hands. Don’t let shoulder pain control your life. Allow Dr. Lee to diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain so he can create a care plan that’s just right for you.
Ready to schedule your appointment? If you live in Irvine and your shoulder pain is getting in the way of your daily activities and goals, reach out to our chiropractor Dr. Lee at 949-552-2100 today to schedule an appointment and get the relief you need!