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Shoulder Pain Relief: Treatment and When to See A Doctor

Shoulder Pain Relief: Treatment and When to See A Doctor

Shoulder pain can greatly reduce your mobility and make it difficult to live your life. Fortunately, here at our Omaha chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Kosak of Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we treat shoulder pain. By using chiropractic treatments, we can resolve your pain and help you heal from your injury. Before your appointment for shoulder pain treatment, learn more about the causes and types of treatments that are available.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

The primary reason for shoulder pain typically involves an injury or a disease. Common injuries resulting in shoulder pain include:

  • Torn shoulder ligament
  • A torn meniscus in the shoulder
  • Bone fracture or break at the shoulder joint
  • Abnormal twisting of the shoulder
  • Blow to the shoulder
  • Falling on the shoulder

These types of shoulder injuries lead to other issues that cause shoulder pain. In fact, the associated issues including inflammation and swelling are what typically cause the most pain for the individual.

Shoulder Pain Associated with Inflammation

Typically, when your shoulder joint, ligament, or bone is injured this causes inflammation. The inflamed tissue swells and puts pressure on the surrounding area. Here you can have nerve endings that are pinched. This can lead to numbness and tingling in the arm and fingers. Inflammation can also cause you to be unable to move your arm as with repetitive use injuries.

The way chiropractic care helps with inflammation is by realigning the spine and tissue. This reduces pressure on the tissue that is causing it to be irritated and swollen. Often times in musculoskeletal injuries and pain, such as shoulder pain, inflammation is the greatest offender. By getting this inflammation to subside, we are then able to determine the source of the shoulder injury or disease.

Repetitive Use Injuries

Another issue is with injuring the shoulder multiple times. For example, individuals who play tennis can develop a repetitive use injury. This is called rotator cuff tendinitis or tennis shoulder. It is due to swelling and inflammation in the tendons that connect the shoulder muscles and bones.

Repetitive use injuries often reoccur or flare up without treatment. Fortunately, with routine care from your Chiropractor in Omaha, you can keep your musculoskeletal system in the proper order. This protects against irritating the tissue that causes inflammation.

Frozen Shoulder Pain

One common condition we treat here for patients suffering from shoulder pain is frozen shoulder. Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is due to a thickening of the shoulder capsule. When this happens, your shoulder is unable to move without pain or limitation. Stretching can help, but our Omaha chiropractor offers the greatest relief and return to mobility without surgery.

Diagnosing Shoulder Pain

Our chiropractor considers the whole person and the overall health and well being when diagnosing shoulder pain. This way you are able to begin chiropractic treatment as soon as possible to improve your mobility and eliminate shoulder pain.

In order to properly treat shoulder pain, we first need to diagnose your condition. As you can see, there are many reasons why individuals have pain in their shoulder or shoulders. To determine the underlying cause, our Omaha chiropractor will start with a comprehensive medical examination. This exam will include a history of the shoulder pain, as well as any previous injuries or surgery on your shoulder.

Chiropractic Treatment for Shoulder Pain

The primary mode for treating shoulder pain at our office at Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture is chiropractic adjustments. By realigning your musculoskeletal system, we are able to readjust your shoulder. Other treatment modalities we offer include:

  • Acupuncture using a needle-free technique to provide all-natural pain relief for shoulder pain
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to increase blood flow and circulation for improved healing
  • Corrective exercises to help you continue stretching and treating your shoulder injury at home
  • Intersegmental traction to realign the spine and reduce inflammation
  • Postural screenings to check your posture related to shoulder pain

By creating a treatment plan that incorporates multiple therapies, we can do more than help relieve your pain. Through ongoing chiropractic care, we can provide you with fewer reoccurring shoulder injuries.

When to Visit Our Omaha Chiropractor

If you are unable to move your arm, have sharp pain, or have a loss of mobility, it is time to visit our Omaha chiropractor. We work with patients of all ages by offering pediatric chiropractic treatments, as well as treatments for pregnant and expecting mothers.

We are a preferred family chiropractor in Eastern Nebraska. We also offer all-natural injury recovery for auto injuries and work/personal injuries. Our chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Kosak, is one of the leading sports injury chiropractors in the region.

Contact Kosak Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Omaha, NE at 402-964-0300. Schedule your appointment for a sports injury or repetitive use syndrome causing your pain in the shoulder.

Doctor
Dr. Kevin Kosak was born and raised in Olivia, Minnesota. Dr. Kosak studied biomedical science at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Kosak also earned his acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Society of America, founded and taught by the world-renowned and 1998 World Health Organization “Man of the Year”, Dr. Richard Yennie.
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