At Raleigh Spine Clinic, we understand that shoulder pain can significantly impact your quality of life. Our expert chiropractor, Dr. Roistacher, specializes in providing chiropractic care to alleviate shoulder pain and improve function.
Located in Raleigh, or Cary, NC, our clinic offers a range of chiropractic treatments to address the underlying causes of shoulder pain and restore your range of motion.
Shoulder Pain Causes
There are various causes of shoulder pain, each with unique symptoms and treatment approaches. Understanding the cause of your pain is essential for effective treatment.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff injuries, including tears and inflammation, are common causes of shoulder pain. These shoulder injuries often occur due to overuse or trauma, such as a sports injury or car accident. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, providing stability and enabling a wide range of motion. When damaged, it can lead to significant pain and limited movement.
Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It typically develops slowly over time and may be caused by immobility or poor posture. Prolonged inactivity, such as recovering from a shoulder injury or surgery, can increase the risk of developing frozen shoulder. This condition is more common in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, and may also be related to back pain.
Tendonitis and Bursitis
Tendonitis and bursitis are both inflammatory conditions that can cause shoulder pain. Tendonitis affects the tendons, while bursitis impacts the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between the shoulder blade and other structures. These conditions often result from overuse, poor posture, or repetitive stress on the shoulder joint. Tendonitis and bursitis can also be caused by direct trauma, such as a fall or collision.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that can cause shoulder pain. It occurs when the protective cartilage between the bones in the shoulder joint, such as the clavicle, wears away, leading to pain and reduced range of motion. This condition is more prevalent in older individuals and may result from years of wear and tear on the shoulder joint.
Sprains, Strains, and Other Factors
Additional factors contributing to shoulder pain include sprains, strains, and fractures involving the clavicle, scapula, or humerus. Neck pain and musculoskeletal issues, such as a pinched nerve or muscle imbalances, can also cause discomfort in the shoulder area.
Various shoulder conditions, such as shoulder dislocation and shoulder impingement, can lead to pain and restricted movement. Subluxations, or partial dislocations, and soft tissue damage can further exacerbate shoulder pain and reduce overall function.
Why Undergo Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain?
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for many types of shoulder pain. It addresses the root cause of the pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms.
Chiropractic care offers several benefits for shoulder pain relief:
- Non-invasive and drug-free: Chiropractic care is a natural, non-surgical treatment option that doesn’t rely on medications.
- Improved range of motion: Chiropractic adjustments can help restore normal shoulder joint function and increase mobility.
- Reduced inflammation: Chiropractic treatments can reduce inflammation in the affected area, promoting faster healing and pain relief.
- Corrects underlying issues: By addressing underlying issues such as poor posture or misalignment, chiropractic care can prevent future shoulder problems.
Ideal Candidate for Chiropractic Care
Individuals suffering from shoulder pain due to various conditions such as rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, or osteoarthritis can benefit from chiropractic care. If you have experienced a recent injury, have chronic shoulder pain, or limited range of motion, you may be an ideal candidate for chiropractic treatment.
Why Choose Raleigh Spine Clinic for Shoulder Pain
At Raleigh Spine Clinic, our mission is to provide exceptional chiropractic and wellness services tailored to your unique needs in both Raleigh and Cary, NC:
- Expert providers: Dr. Roistacher leads our team of skilled professionals, including certified laser technicians and chiropractic assistants experienced in delivering a wide range of treatments for optimal results. In his book, “Ditch the Drugs, Skip the Scalpel,” Dr. Roistacher highlights the power of advanced chiropractic treatments, showcasing their ability to heal shoulder pain conditions without the need for drugs, injections, or surgery.
- Customized treatment plans: Our team understands your health goals and creates a personalized plan targeting your shoulder pain needs.
- State-of-the-art facility: Raleigh Spine Clinic offers cutting-edge equipment and treatment therapies in a comfortable, welcoming environment, ensuring an optimal experience for all your chiropractic and wellness needs related to shoulder pain treatment.
- Accessibility: Our clinics in Raleigh and Cary are conveniently located to serve clients throughout the region, making it easily accessible for those seeking shoulder pain treatments and other chiropractic care services.
Treatments We Use for Shoulder Pain Relief
At Raleigh Spine Clinic, our experienced team employs a variety of chiropractic techniques and advanced therapies to effectively treat shoulder pain and restore function.
Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the shoulder joint, spine, and surrounding structures, reducing pain and inflammation while promoting proper biomechanics. Our chiropractors have extensive experience in addressing misalignments that contribute to shoulder pain and discomfort.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Customized physical therapy exercises, along with targeted rehabilitation programs, can strengthen and stretch the muscles and ligaments in the shoulder, enhancing function, and preventing future injuries. Our team works closely with each patient to create a tailored plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.
Advanced laser therapy options, including ReliefNow Laser and Summus Horizon Laser, deliver targeted light energy to reduce inflammation and promote healing in the affected shoulder tissues. These non-invasive treatments provide pain relief and faster recovery by accelerating the body’s natural healing processes.
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique used to address tightness and restrictions in the connective tissues surrounding the shoulder muscles. This therapy improves flexibility, function, and reduces pain by breaking up adhesions and restoring proper tissue movement.
Neuropathy treatments, such as the Summus Horizon Laser, can help alleviate shoulder pain related to nerve damage or dysfunction. This cutting-edge therapy uses Class IV Laser technology to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, leading to reduced pain and increased mobility.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinemed Ultra Plus Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive treatment designed to relieve pressure on the nerves in the neck and spine, which may contribute to shoulder pain. By gently stretching the spine, this therapy can alleviate pressure, reduce inflammation, and restore nerve function, resulting in pain relief and improved overall function.
What to Expect from Your Chiropractic Care at Raleigh Spine Clinic
During your first visit, our chiropractor will thoroughly assess your shoulder pain, including a physical examination and X-rays if necessary, to determine the underlying cause. Based on this evaluation, we will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Recovery and Aftercare
Following your chiropractic treatment, our team will provide guidance on proper aftercare, including exercises and lifestyle modifications to promote long-lasting pain relief and prevent future shoulder problems.
Book Your Shoulder Pain Consultation at Our Raleigh, or Cary, NC Location
Don’t let shoulder pain hold you back any longer. Contact us today at Raleigh Spine Clinic to schedule your consultation and begin your journey toward pain-free living.
We are conveniently located in Raleigh, or Cary, NC, and our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality chiropractic care for your shoulder pain needs.
What are the most common causes of shoulder pain?
Common causes of shoulder pain include rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, and osteoarthritis.
Can chiropractic care treat all types of shoulder pain?
Chiropractic care can effectively treat many types of shoulder pain. However, some conditions may require additional treatments or referrals to other healthcare providers.
How long will it take to see results from chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain?
The duration of treatment depends on the severity of your condition and your individual response to chiropractic care. Some patients may experience relief after just a few sessions, while others may require ongoing care to achieve optimal results.
Are there any risks associated with chiropractic care for shoulder pain?
Chiropractic care is generally considered safe for most patients. However, as with any medical treatment, there are potential risks. Our chiropractor will carefully evaluate your condition and discuss any potential risks before beginning treatment.
Can chiropractic care help with shoulder pain from a sports injury or car accident?
Yes, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for shoulder pain resulting from sports injuries or car accidents. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign joints and reduce inflammation, promoting healing and pain relief.