Shoulder Pain Treatment
You are driving home on the Turnpike from your office job in Philadelphia. The rain is beating steadily, just off-rhythm with your windshield wipers. It is the middle of July, but the weather has been mild this year, and the combination of the chill in the air and the moisture clinging to each particle has been making your old injuries ache more than usual.
You try to shift in your seat to get comfortable, but no amount of maneuvering can relieve the jabbing in your shoulder, the tightness in your neck, or the rigidity of your arm. The position at your desk typing all day echoes when you make the hour and a half trip back to Bucks County, PA, only extending the duration of your pain longer.
If you have been suffering from chronic aches in your shoulder, neck, arms, or back, then it might be time to invest in your well-being. Dr. David Nadler & Associates, located in Newtown Square, PA, is the best chiropractic care facility in the tri-state area specializing in natural pain relief and rehabilitation. Don’t put off your health thinking that your pain isn’t sharp enough or serious enough to get help because delaying treatment could result in much more severe bodily issues. You can schedule an appointment for an initial consultation in Dr. Nadler’s office today by calling (610) 314-7079
When is it Appropriate to Seek a Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain?
Just as with all other conditions regarding pain, it is always best to get proper care sooner rather than later. If you receive treatment right away, the chances of your pain receding faster will increase, and you will be able to return to your normal activities. Most importantly, getting evaluated and treated by Dr. Nadler and his staff right away can prevent your shoulder pain from recurring in the future.
Symptoms showing you need shoulder treatment include:
- Shoulder pain that lasts longer than a few days
- Shoulder pain that is recurring (even if it has improved on its own before)
- Signs of infection (including swelling, redness or warmth around the area, and fever)
- Loss of arm use
- Shoulder pain that occurs while resting or sleeping
- Or an inability to raise the arm
Often, many people with shoulder pain are unsure of the reason behind it, as there are numerous causes associated with the condition. For specific recommendations based on your current condition, you should seek chiropractic assistance from a trained and certified physician.
What are the Treatments Offered by Dr. David. W. Nadler & Associates for Shoulder Pain?
If you go to a physician that has not been trained in chiropractic care, they are most likely to recommend taking painkillers to treat your shoulder pain. But when you come to Dr. Nadler in Newtown Square, PA, you won’t be put on drugs to dull your brain’s perception of pain. Dr. Nadler will treat your shoulder pain at its source. Of course, you will need to learn all of your treatment options after his diagnosis and discuss them in full before deciding the best plan of action to get you back to optimum range of movement without the pain you’ve been suffering from.
Most shoulder issues fall into the categories of tendonitis, bursitis, injury, or arthritis. Each has its own characteristics, and depending on your situation, Dr. Nadler may recommend a different treatment for you than someone else who also has shoulder pain. It is a common misconception that your shoulder is composed of just a couple of bones; in fact, your shoulder contains the humerus, the scapula, the clavicle and both the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular joints.
As with all injuries and musculoskeletal disorders treated by chiropractors, shoulder pain requires rest for recovery. If there is any inflammation, you will be told to allow your shoulder to rest. Heat and ice are also used in most cases, as well as stretching, exercise, and different forms of therapy (such as deep tissue massage therapy or physical therapy).
For more information about specific treatments, or to set up an appointment to visit the practice and have an evaluation, please fill out our contact form online or call us at your earliest convenience.