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Shoulder Pain Relief in Arcadia, CA
Shoulder pain is rarely an isolated symptom, and you need a treatment plan that targets the source of your pain to encourage healing and provide relief. At S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center, our complete wellness team includes chiropractors, medical doctors, and therapists who work together to diagnose and treat the source of shoulder pain and other symptoms.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
Whether your pain is caused by a shoulder injury, an injury elsewhere in the body, or a chronic condition, we will get to the bottom of your symptoms to personalize an effective treatment plan. If you have sudden or chronic shoulder pain, we will examine your spine, elbow, and wrist in addition to your shoulders to figure out where and how your injury affects you. Here are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain in Arcadia:
Many athletes use their shoulders for rigorous, repetitive movements that put added stress on the tissue and bones, and over time, this may cause inflammation or deterioration in the shoulders. Throwing, catching, swimming, and hitting is all activities that carry risks of a repetitive shoulder injury. Of course, sudden movements during competition or practice can also cause over-rotation, bruise, tear, and other sudden injuries.
Arthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the cartilage, crucial tissue that's responsible for protecting and lubricating your shoulder joints (and other joints in your body). If your shoulder cartilage is worn down, your shoulder bones may rub together, resulting in swelling, pain, and weakness.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Sports injuries aren't the only acute and repetitive injuries that damage the soft tissue in the shoulder. The muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your shoulder are easy to sprain or strain, and poor posture or lack of support will cause gradual injuries just as painful as sudden sprains. Poor sleeping positions, constant smartphone use, and poor posture or ergonomics at work can all cause injury to the shoulder tissue.
Rotator Cuff Injury
A rotator cuff tear is a common but painful injury that may weaken your upper arms and shoulders, leading to serious mobility loss in addition to shoulder pain. Torn rotator cuffs are common in many sports and workplaces because the tendons in your shoulders require proper stabilization and can only sustain so much force before tearing. Our rotator cuff injury treatment options range from chiropractic care and stem cell therapy for partial tears, to shoulder surgery for complete tears.
Our Treatments for Shoulder Pain
Our techniques and therapeutic approaches depend on each patient's case, but we always encourage a combination of treatments and lifestyle modification to prevent future injury. For example, our Arcadia chiropractors will help you modify your sleeping position, carrying and lifting methods, posture, and work environment to minimize future risks of a shoulder injury. Of course, pain relief isn't possible until your body starts to heal. We offer the following treatment methods for shoulder pain:
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are your body's building blocks because they are the earliest form of every cell in your body. Torn or damaged tissue may need help to start healing again, so we may use stem cells to target the site of your shoulder injury and promote healing. These stem cells are modified and implanted directly in your shoulder, where they regenerate into the tissue cells your shoulder needs.
If your shoulder pain is caused by an injury or degenerative condition that has stalled the healing process, you may benefit from PRP injections at our Arcadia clinic. Platelets are responsible for helping your blood clot and your tissue heal, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated mixture of these cell fragments from your own blood. During PRP injection therapy, we inject these healing agents directly into the sites of tissue damage and degeneration, encouraging your tissue to begin healing again.
Your shoulders are crucial joints, and some gradual and sudden shoulder injuries are too severe for non-invasive treatment methods alone. To make sure surgery is right for you, an orthopedic surgeon will evaluate your shoulder, spine, and surrounding joints to fully assess the nature and severity of your condition or injury. If chiropractic care and physical therapy cannot fully heal your tissue or bone damage, orthopedic surgery may be necessary to restore your shoulder function and relieve your shoulder pain. Our talented orthopedic surgeons work in a state-of-the-art surgery center and use minimally invasive techniques to minimize risk and enhance precision.
Schedule an Appointment for Shoulder Pain Relief
Is shoulder pain interfering with your quality of life? We offer a variety of shoulder pain treatment options and modalities at S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center. Whether you need stem cell therapy to help your tissue heal or shoulder surgery to correct bone damage, our medical and wellness team is here to help. Our pain management and treatment techniques are designed to suit each individual patient, so your treatment and therapy regimen will reflect your unique needs, symptoms, and lifestyle. Call us today at 626-445-0326 to schedule an appointment at S.M.A.R.T. and get started on your journey to shoulder pain relief.