Why do I have Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain--Pain in the shoulder can come from many different sources in the body, and determining the source of the pain is the first step in evaluating treatment options for the symptoms. We treat both acute and chronic shoulder pain with a variety of techniques, including electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, deep tissue trigger point massage, manipulation, and rehabilitative exercise. At Union County Chiropractic Clinic, located in Maynardville, we are experienced in treating shoulder pain from many different sources, and work with other health care professionals when necessary to determine the best outcomes for even the worst shoulder injuries. A large part of the formula for successful recovery after a shoulder injury is therapeutic exercise to strengthen and stretch the soft tissues that have been injured. Dr. Johnson is an expert in designing home rehabilitative exercise programs to keep your shoulders strong and flexible, and is located conveniently in Maynardville, to serve all of Union County.
Union County Chiropractic Treatments for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can come from the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursa sacs, cartilage, bones or nerves that all come together at our "ball and socket" joints in our upper bodies. Injuries can be due to repetitive motion, improper posture, trauma, wear and tear, age, or any number of other factors that stress our shoulders over time. At Union County Chiropractic, Dr. Johnson will perform a thorough consultation including history, examination and X-rays (if needed), or MRI referral of your shoulder and/or spine, to determine the causes of your shoulder pain, and then design a custom treatment plan to manage your symptoms. Often electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, or massage are incorporated into your treatment to help deal with pain quickly, as you go through a treatment trial, typically consisting of 6-10 visits to determine your response to chiropractic care.
Shoulder Pain is Different, Body to Body
Because each body is different, and the causes of pain are so numerous, it is essentially important to understand the root cause of the pain before undergoing treatment. Sometimes MRI study is warranted to determine the extent of damage or pathology in the shoulder, but rest assured that no treatment plan is undertaken without clear and careful analysis of your problem, and a clear, goal-oriented plan outlined for your case to truly understand the root of your shoulder pain. If referral to another health care provider is warranted, Dr. Johnson works closely with specialists in the greater Knoxville area to make sure that you get the help you need, even if it isn't necessarily conservative chiropractic care.
You don't have to live with shoulder pain as a life sentence. Call our Union County office, located in Maynardville, to find out what can be done to get rid of your pain today!
Other Symptoms We Treat at Union County Chiropractic:
Upper Back Pain
Low Back Pain