Shoulder pain, whether faint or severe, can be a huge hindrance. In addition to causing excess discomfort, shoulder pain can affect your overall functionality and lead to a decreased quality of life. Luckily, there are a variety of treatments at Ortho Injury and Wellness Center that can help alleviate your shoulder pain.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is not a medical condition in and of itself – it’s typically a manifestation of another problem. Internal disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and tendonitis are commonly linked to shoulder pain. Injuries like torn rotator cuffs, impingement, and bursitis can also cause residual shoulder pain.
At Ortho Injury and Wellness, our registered nurse practitioner, Laquay Jones, offers several treatments that help you say goodbye to shoulder pain. Nurse Jones has extensive experience in administering cold laser therapy, shock therapy, regenerative cell therapy and physical rehabilitation. When you book an appointment, we can discuss which option is best for your symptoms.
While chiropractic treatments are often associated with back pain, they are also an extremely effective option for treating shoulder pain. Your muscles and nerves are interconnected, meaning that an adjustment to the spine can lower pain in another area like the shoulder. By correcting spinal misalignments, your doctor can reduce inflammation that may be causing your pain. Chiropractic is non-invasive and drug-free, making it a popular choice for many patients who are hesitant to get involved with risky surgeries.
Cold Laser Therapy
Also called low-level light therapy (LLLT), cold laser therapy is another non-invasive method of treating shoulder pain. Using a small handheld tool, your doctor will apply the light to the affected area for anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. The energy produced by the low-level light promotes cell regeneration, reducing pain and inflammation.
Physical rehabilitation is the process of restoring the body to its original level of function after an impairment or injury. Patients with shoulder pain can greatly benefit from physical rehabilitation, especially if their discomfort stems from an injury. These sessions can also be combined with chiropractic or cold laser therapy treatments, but your doctor can advise you on the best treatment plan for you.
Schedule an Appointment for Shoulder Pain Treatment
Don’t let your shoulder pain get in the way of your life. With our variety of treatment options at Ortho Injury and Wellness Center in Lithonia, GA, you can relieve your shoulder pain and improve your overall well-being. To schedule an appointment, call (770) 593-4357 or send us a message here.