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Non-invasive Shoulder Pain Treatment In Overland Park and Lenexa
Shoulder Pain and Injury - Treatment Overview
At Natural Way Wellness in Overland Park and Lenexa, we see a large amount of shoulder pain conditions that are able to be treated conservatively and avoid the possibility of having surgery or injections. The shoulder joint is very complex and has a variety of different causes of pain and injury so it must be carefully diagnosed by a chiropractic shoulder specialist. The shoulder is made up of several joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and bursa sacs that can cause a lot of trouble for our chiropractic patients. Pain can start instantly or progressively get worse over time depending on what is the underlying cause of the injury. It is vital to correctly diagnose the correct source of pain in order to be effective with non-invasive treatment. Our doctors of chiropractic have extensive knowledge of how to correctly diagnose and conservatively treat shoulder pain and injury. Read the article below to understand how the shoulder can become injured, common symptoms and conditions seen in our clinic, and what can be done about the problem.
How Can The Shoulder Become Injured?
The shoulder is comprised of three main parts: your humerus, scapula, and clavicle. The upper end of the humerus fits into a socket on the scapula and is surrounded by a labrum and the rotator cuff muscles. The labrum is to deepen the socket to which the upper arm attaches and the rotator cuff muscles and tendons keep the upper arm secure against the socket. A bursa sac is a fluid filled sac in the shoulder that is involved to prevent rubbing or friction between tissues.
There are many different components to the shoulder, all of which can be the direct source of pain. Many times multiple tissues are involved which need to be accurately assessed in order to prevent future pain. The problem with the shoulder is it is a very mobile joint, which increases the chances that it may become hurt.
Common Shoulder Pain Symptoms
- Acute Sharp or Stabbing Pain
- Chronic or Returning Nagging and Dull Pain
- General Achiness Throughout The Shoulder
- Radiating Electrical-like Pain Down The Arm
- Numbness or Tingling in the Tricep, Forearm or Hand
- Inability To Raise Arm Overhead Or Perform Other Movements
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Weakness In The Arm or Grip
What Are Shoulder Pain Treatment Options?
Non-invasive conservative care is typically the first approach that should be taken with shoulder pain and injury. In certain falls or accidents where a fracture may be suspected, it is important to seek immediate medical care to rule out broken bones. While fractures from falls and accidents can occur, most other shoulder pain injuries are from either from repetitive movements, overhead activity, or lifting objects or weights. Our Overland Park and Lenexa chiropractors utilize current and advanced shoulder treatments that may include: rehabilitation exercises, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, acupuncture, mobilization of joints, soft tissue and myofascial release techniques, and many other treatment options to not only reduce pain but correct the underlying problem to reduce the chances of re-injuring the area.