Few things can alter the course of a normal day faster than shoulder pain. At the Holton Center for Integrative Healthcare in Metuchen, New Jersey, the team offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for shoulder pain. Don’t live with discomfort and limited joint function when there are treatments that can help. Schedule your initial visit online or by phone today.
Your shoulder is among the largest and most complex joints in your body. It forms where your humerus aligns with your scapula in a ball-and-socket joint. Your shoulder also contains several other important bones, as well as the ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues that enable healthy joint function.
A problem with any of these components can lead to shoulder pain. Because you use your shoulders throughout each day, shoulder pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating.
Your practitioner performs a thorough diagnostic exam prior to creating your customized treatment plan. A discussion of your health history and current symptoms is part of the process. A physical exam also informs the diagnostic process, including mobilizing your shoulder joint to assess where pain is originating and how well your joint performs.
X-ray imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool that allows a view of the components of your shoulder joint. If you already have recent images, your chiropractor can review those films. If you need X-rays they can be gathered in-office.
Joint adjustment is the most common chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain. Chiropractors have extensive experience in shoulder procedures and use hands-on techniques to shift the joint forward or backward as needed. A range of chiropractic devices can also enhance shoulder joint treatment.
In many cases, shoulder pain originates from your neck or upper pack. Adjustments to those areas can sometimes provide impressive relief of your shoulder symptoms.
Targeted exercise, stretching, and postural improvements can also relieve shoulder pain and restore healthy joint function. Your team member works with you to identify areas where meaningful and sustainable improvements can be made.
Mesenchymal stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injections are also outstanding ways to address shoulder joint pain. Research suggests these treatments work by harnessing your innate healing powers to promote cellular regeneration and reduce inflammation.
If you’re ready to find relief from shoulder pain, book a personalized consultation today. Online booking makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, or you can always call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.